Sixteen students will hit the books at international universities and colleges this year thanks to funds donated through the John Gray Memorial Fund Committee.
The National Council of Voluntary Organizations has provided funding for the grants, along with a $1,000 donation from John Gray High School’s Class of ‘69.
This year, 11 new applicants will join five past grant recipients who have maintained high grades to continue to receive funding. A total of US$22,000 (CI$18,040) was distributed to applicants in this round of grants.
Funds are allocated to young Caymanian students who do not have the funds to attend college or university. Grants assist with books, accommodation, transportation and tuition fees.
This year’s students will embark on studies in accounting, marine engineering, economics, digital design, food service management, information technology and education.
Grant recipients are encouraged to become involved in their community through volunteer work.
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.
To donate to the grants, phone 949-2124 or email [email protected]