a scholarship for rural jamaica

Young Dreamers Scholarship Application

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Instructions for the Application

Essay Topic

    Describe a life goal you would like to accomplish or a change you would like to make in your community or Jamaica.
    Explain how you would go about accomplishing this life goal or effectuating this change.
    Mention some obstacles you might encounter during the process and how you would address them.

Use the form below to submit your application. Be mindful of the following:

  • THE ESSAY MUST BE YOUR OWN! A copy of someone else's work results in automatic disqualification.
  • Do not wait till the last minute to complete your application.
  • Enter your full name. This is a required field.
  • Enter your EMail address. This is a required field. Double check that you spelled it correctly.
  • Enter your full Address. This is a required field.
  • Enter a telephone number where you can be reached, or of someone who can pass a message on to you. This is not required but could prove useful.
  • Enter the name of your 6th grade teacher. This is a required field.
  • Enter the name and address of Your Primary School. This is a required field.
  • Enter the email address and phone number of your school. This is a required field. The information is needed to get your PEP scores from your school.
  • Enter the names of the high schools that you indicated an interest in attending. This is not a required field but is helpful in determining the likely schools where payment of the scholarship will be made.
  • Essay
    • The essay should be a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 600. You may use the to count the number of words in your essay before submitting.
    • You can type your essay directly into the form, or, you can type it offline then cut and paste each answer into the form.
    • Read the topic of the Essay carefully and spend time reflecting on what it means to you.
    • Proofread your Essay. Pay close attention to grammar, punctuation and spelling.
    • This is your time to capture your dream in your words, and explain how you would go about accomplishing them and surmounting hurdles.
    • Be yourself. There is no "right" answer... it is what you want to make it.
  • Submit the Form - Don't forget to submit the form once you are done.

Grading of the essay will be based on a rubric. Use this rubric as a guide when writing your essay and check it again before you submit your essay.


Annual enrollment for the scholarship begins on Feb 15th and closes on April 30th at 11:59pm.