The John Gray Memorial Grant Committee recently awarded grants to 12 students studying for their first degrees in colleges and universities both locally and overseas.
The students are studying a wide range of courses including business administration, mechanical engineering, accounting and psychology, said a press release.
The grant is named in honour of the late Rev. John Rae Gray, a former NCVO council and executive committee member, United Church minister, and high school principal, who passed away on 30 January 1992.
Funds are granted each year to young Caymanian students who wish to attend college or university but have insufficient funds to cover their living expenses.
The committee members who determine the grants are Charles Farrington, Elizabeth Schofield, Janice Wilson (NCVO, CEO) and Olive Miller (NCVO, Executive Board Member).
Grant recipients are encouraged to become involved in their community through volunteer work.
The National Council of Voluntary Organisations is an independent, non-profit, charitable organisation that engages in projects to meet the social needs of the Cayman Islands community.
Donations towards the John Gray Memorial Grant are always appreciated and can be made by post to P.O. Box 1140, Grand Cayman, KY1-1102 or by contacting the NCVO on 949-2124. For further information on this and other NCVO programmes, visit: ncvo.org.ky