SCHOLARSHIPS 

Help bridge the gap in educating Jamaica’s youth and make way for our future leaders. Donating to help provide scholarships to students is a great way of giving back and aligns well with the Strategic Giving Plan of Calabar Alumni Florida. Your contribution will make a lasting impact so consider donating. Every little helps to change lives.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Calabar Alumni Florida has established mandatory recommended minimum eligibility requirements for need-based scholarships:

  1. The student must demonstrate sound academic performance or progress.

  2. The student must demonstrate financial need or hardship. Proof of financial need can be satisfied by one of the following: a) Identified by School Guidance Counsellor Department as a student from a family with financial hardship; or b) A letter of reference from a respected community member aware of the student’s financial hardship. (E.g., Church pastor, Coach, etc.)

  3. The student must have a co-curricular activity such as being in a club/society or participating in a sporting activity.

  4. The parent(s) or guardian of the student must consent and sign the application.

 

 

Maintenance Requirements

To remain on a scholarship, the student recipient shall:

  1. maintain strong academic performance or progress;

  2. keep a 95% attendance record;

  3. participate in school co-curricular life; and

  4. the student must send a properly written email to the scholarship committee to update his grades and school activities at the end of every school term.

Helping Build Someone Else's Future: Creating a Named Scholarship

Establishing a named annual scholarship in the name of a loved one, as a legacy, or as an annual tradition is welcomed. Named scholarships require a gift of $1,000 or more, payable at least 30 days before the start of the school year each September.

 

A $1,000 level generally covers daily lunch and bus fare to and from school for the entire school year. The balance of funds will go to school uniforms and a subsidy towards school or examination fees.

 

Donors may designate whether their scholarship will be awarded based on financial need, academic merit or both. In the case of need-based scholarships, requirements must include the base minimum eligibility criteria stated above. Additionally, other donor-specific requirements, pre-approved by Calabar Alumni Florida, may be included. To learn more about creating a Named Scholarship, click here.

Note: The continued existence of a scholarship (general or named) and its level of assistance is not guaranteed year after year. It is wholly dependent on the source of the funds, which relies on the generosity and goodwill of donors.

Named Scholarships 

McCalla named

Name: Michael McCalla Scholarship

 

Established: 2021-2022 School Year

Donors: Initially funded by funeral donations. Future funding will come from direct donation appeals and proceeds from the annual all-alumni football tournament.

Honoring:

Michael “Macky” McCalla, Class of 1972, was a stalwart of the Calabar Florida Alumni. He served the Chapter with pride and had a never-ending love for our alma mater. As witnessed by his tireless service to Calabar personally and in his activities right up to his last role as vice president, he gave his utmost. A fervent planner of the all alumni soccer tournament held annually in December; the tournament was renamed the "Michael McCalla Soccer Tournament."

Eligibility Requirements: Click here for details. Guidance Counsellor Department verification of grades and financial needs is required. Click below to complete the online application form.

Deadline September 17, 2021
Applications Closed

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Name: Vincent & Sylvia Thompson Scholarship

 

Established: 2021-2022 School Year

Donors: Brothers, Karl C. Thompson, P.E, professional engineer and public executive, Class of 1980 and Maurice V. Thompson, Ph.D. Chemistry, research scientist, Class of 1982.

 

Honoring:

This scholarship is created to honor the memory of their parents Vincent Thompson, Attorney-at-law and Sylvia Thompson, Educator, who were champions of everything education.

Eligibility Requirements: Click here for details. Guidance Counsellor Department verification of grades and financial needs is required. Click below to complete the online application form.

Deadline September 17, 2021
Applications Closed