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HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES AWARDS PROGRAM
The High School Graduates Award Program (HSGAP) offers cash awards to graduating US high school seniors of Jamaican heritage who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, community and/or workplace.
Applicants must –
be a Jamaican or of Jamaican parentage,
be a current high school senior who plans to enroll in a college or university upon graduation from aUS high school in the same year as the current program,
be ambitious and motivated as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community, or work activities.
The cash awards vary according to students’ achievements, the number of students participating and the funds available from our sponsors and supporters. Awards are one time only and are not renewable. Primary consideration are given to the applicant’s achievement in the academic area and supported by high school transcript, SAT scores and other relevant documentation. Consideration is also given to other extracurricular activities in school and community, work experience and the applicant’s record over the past four years.
Recipients are announced at the Annual Awards Ceremony, usually held on the last Monday in June. The Ceremony takes place in the presence of their peers, parents, teachers, and business and community leaders. This is not a fundraising event. It is an opportunity for our high school graduates to know that there is a community who supports them and congratulates them on this milestone in their educational journey. Selection of recipients is made by a committee convened by the Board of Directors of UJAA (USA), Inc., the current administrators of the program.
Eligibility: All US high school graduating students who are Jamaican or of Jamaican parentage are eligible. No purchase is necessary.
Application: All sections of the application must be completed and signed. The application must be accompanied by all requested documentation and information. UJAA is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, illegible or postage-due mail. All applications become the property of UJAA (USA) Inc.
Awards: All checks are made payable to the recipient. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipients.
Additional Terms: All applicants agree that decisions of UJAA (USA) Inc. are final. To receive the award, recipients agree to authorize release of scholarship application materials and photograph for use by the sponsor for program promotion and publicity. Applicants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless the UJAA (USA) Inc. and their respective officers, directors and members, from any and all claims or damages arising out of any, in any way, their participation in the program. UJAA (USA) Inc. reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this award program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.
Mail the completed, signed application with your complete official transcript of high school grades and other relevant documents, e.g. college application essay, letters of recommendations and or congratulations to: UJAA (USA) Inc.1452 President StreetBrooklyn, NY 11213
Applications and required attachments must be received no later than June 1st.
Information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by UJAA (USA), INC. If selected to receive an award, the student must authorize release of scholarship application materials and photograph for use by the sponsor for program and publicity. Questions about the application process may be directed to UJAA (USA) Inc.