Jamaican singer/actress Cherine through The Reach One Child Foundation (R.O.C) has announced their R.O.C Scholarship 2013 initiative to assist parents of 6th grade students as they move into secondary schools this fall. The R.O.C Scholarships Program is open to 6th grade students in Jamaica regardless of sex, color, disability or religious background. The R.O.C Scholarship Program seeks to provide support to motivated students, who show potential for academic excellence, who are also actively involved in supporting their school/community but who has a clear verifiable financial need.
In a recent interview Co-Founder of The Reach One Child Foundation Mr. Patrick Lindsay shared “We believe the best opportunity for our young people is through a solid education and while we cannot assist everyone, we are trying to do our part to better enable a good education for some of our motivated students. The Reach One Child Foundation has been supporting administrators through our school tours which have been well received over the years, so we are just moving forward through our new scholarship initiative to further our support.”
Dancehall Soul artist, and Co-founder of The Reach One Child Foundation Cherine Anderson continues, “The idea of helping students isn’t new to us. We’ve been giving aid and supplies to students for more than 8 years without any fanfare. I am fortunate to reach and teach a lot of people through my music but I am a huge advocate of school and education, it’s a solid foundation and we do have some of the best and brightest students right here in Jamaica.”
R.O.C Scholarships are small and are meant to be supplementary and will generally cover full tuition, uniform, school supplies and text-books. Aid will be given for the following school year. Applications are available via the new R.O.C Jamaica Website at www.reachonechild.org or can be obtained from participation schools.