JWOF Powerful Women…Next Generation Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Jamaican Women of Florida “Powerful Women…Next Generation” scholarship. The Organization awards a renewable scholarship, annually, to a high school student accepted in a tertiary program, first or second generation Jamaican, to encourage the recipient to achieve her four-year educational goal at a tertiary institution.  The annual scholarship is valued at $1,000.

The Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF), Inc., a Florida Not-For-Profit organization designed to provide an outlet for Jamaican women in Florida to advance themselves through charitable and educational activities, personal development and mentoring.


Applicant should be a resident of Florida:

  • Applicant must be of first or second generation Jamaican descent.
  • Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.5 throughout the tenure of the scholarship.
  • Applicant’s study program should include credits in International Studies and/or Women’s Studies program, if available.
  • Applicant must demonstrate continuous involvement in volunteer community projects. (At least 40 hours minimum required per semester) and continued through the college duration.

How to Apply:

In order to apply for scholarship, the candidate must compose an essay (not more than two (2) pages, double-spaced), explaining why she should be awarded this scholarship.

Submitting Details:

Application material must be accompanied by candidate’s contact information (name/address/telephone/email address) and emailed to Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) at [email protected] or mailed to 3325 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 206, Hollywood, FL 33021.

Award Amount:

The scholarship is valued at $1,000 yearly and encourages the recipient to achieve her four-year educational goal at a tertiary institution.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be received by Thursday, March 31, 2016.

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