With money provided by the NCVO and a donation from the Class of 1969, the John Gray Memorial Fund Committee was able to award grants to 11 students studying for their first degrees in colleges and universities both locally and overseas.
Six of the students are past recipients of the grant and have received it every year of their studies; the other five are first time recipients. The assistance is intended for expenses associated with pursuing a degree course such as books, accommodation and transportation and helps those who may have funding for tuition but not for additional expenses.
The students who were given assistance are studying a wide range of courses including law, business administration, engineering, accounting, psychology and fine arts.
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. This year a total of US $22,000 was distributed to applicants.
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, please see the website: ncvo.org.ky