28 students get scholarships from Burger King

Chairman of Burger King, Lois Sherwood (right), presents the Lois Sherwood Scholarship to Amica Gordon, who will be pursuing Actuarial Science at the University of the West Indies. (Photo: JIS)

Twenty-eight students from across the island, who have excelled academically, have been awarded scholarships, bursaries and grants totalling $5.1 million by restaurant franchise, Burger King Jamaica, to offset tuition and other school-related expenses.

The scholars, who will be pursuing secondary and tertiary studies, beginning in September, were presented with their awards and prizes, during a ceremony held at the Terra Nova Hotel, in Kingston, on Monday.

“The best investment we can make in Jamaica is in our youth.”

— Alando Terrelonge

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Alando Terrelonge, in his remarks, noted that an education is the best gift that can be given to a child.

“The best investment we can make in Jamaica is in our youth. The best investment we can make is in developing the human capital of this country. These young [students] are that human capital. It is in them that we must spend billions of dollars to ensure their prosperity and the prosperity of our nation,” he said.