Students at three St Mary-based schools Marlborough and Belfield primary and St Mary Technical High (formerly Richmond Secondary) are to receive help with their education as a result of initiatives by two members of the Diaspora here.
The initiatives are being spearheaded separately by Rev Dr Marilyn Grant, a 2021 recipient of the US Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award and Milton G Hanchard, former principal of Belfield All-Age (now primary) School.
Dr Grant, a past student of both Marlborough primary and St Mary Technical, will be assisting with scholarships under the Women for Christ Outreach Ministries and the Marilyn Grant Scholarship Programme, both founded by her and operating out of Connecticut.
Her effort is in fulfillment of a pledge she made last year to expand both programmes to Jamaica. Earlier this year she provided the first scholarship worth US$1,000 to Laylor Smith who was deputy head girl at Marlborough primary at the time.