Eleven students who are studying for their first degrees in colleges and universities overseas have received award grants from the John Gray Memorial Fund Committee, thanks to funds provided by the NCVO, and a donation of US $2,000.00 from the Class of ’69.
Six of the students are past recipients of the grant; the other five are first-time recipients whom the NCVO hopes to continue to support throughout their degree course.
Richard Ibeh, one of the recipients, said because of financial aid from NCVO, “I have been able to purchase all my school books and necessary accessories for school. I sincerely thank the board for all their assistance as I am now entering my senior year in college at Nova Southeastern University majoring in finance. Once I graduate and return to the Cayman Islands, I wish to give back to NCVO so more college students can have the opportunity to receive this generous scholarship.”
The grant is named in honour of the late Rev. John Rae Gray, a former NCVO Council and high school principal, who passed away in 1992. Funds are granted each year to young Caymanian students to help cover their living expenses. This year a total of US$23,500 was distributed to applicants.
The National Council of Voluntary Organisations is an independent, non-profit, charitable organisation that focuses on projects that help children and young adults.
Donations for the John Gray Memorial Grant may be made by post to P.O. Box 1140, Grand Cayman, KY1-1102 or by contacting the NCVO on 949-2124. For more information, please contact Janice Wilson at [email protected]