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Legacy Scholarship application process opens


The Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Foundation, and the University of Birmingham, have now opened the admission process for the 2016/17 University of Birmingham and Jamaica National Foundation Legacy Scholarship. The scholarship, which is in its second year, will allow one Jamaican student to study for a one year Master’s degree in a business related field at the UK based institution, beginning in October 2016.


Saffrey Brown, general manager at the JNBS Foundation, reported that the launch of the Legacy scholarship in February 2014 resulted in an overwhelming response from potential candidates vying for an opportunity to advance their studies in an international environment. This, she said, demonstrated the excellent academic ability of local tertiary students, who see the value of a first world learning experience.


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JNBS Scholarship Programme


JNBS Schools Savers’ Programme (SSP)
The JNBS Schools Savers’ Programme (SSP) was launched in September 2001, with two schools. To date, 900 schools across Jamaica are participating in the programme.
The primary objectives of the SSP are to:

  • develop a sense of thrift among the youth
  • assist in cultivating the habit of saving from a tender age

School Savers’ Programme Broadened To Include Eastern Secondary Schools


At the February 26 Media Launch of the 2014 Eastern Secondary Schools’ Sports Association (ESSSA)/JNBS Track and Field Championships, JNBS Assistant General Manager, Leon Mitchell, announced that the 22 schools participating in the 2014 staging of the ESSSA Championship will have the opportunity to win a contribution towards sports development.  The JNBS “Ready, Set, Save Promotion” for schools participating in the JNBS School Savers’ Programme was launched in February. A reward will be given to the school with the most savers during the period March to May 2014, with a cash contribution towards its sports development and a scholarship to the top student saver.


The School Savers’ Programme will be broadened to include other secondary schools across Jamaica.


JNBS has been sponsoring the Eastern Secondary Schools Sports Association (ESSSA) Eastern Championships since the event started 29 years ago. Eastern Champs provides student athletes from schools in eastern Jamaica to sharpen their talents while participating in this prestigious event which serves as a pre-qualifying meet for the National Boys and Girls Championships.