June 11, 2012 | Media Source – Published in The Jamaica Star Online

Jamaica’s first National Scholarship Digest

Financial assistance opportunities for students pursuing higher education can now be accessed in one location, with the publication of Jamaica’s first National Scholarship Digest. With this publication, Next Move Jamaica (NMJ) has made the process easier for aspiring or returning students searching for the right scholarship to study locally or overseas.

The digest provides a comprehensive listing of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study; certain fields and disciplines, including law, medicine, mass communication and engineering, as well as tertiary institutions located in Jamaica and other countries, such as China and Australia.

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April 26, 2012 | Media Source – Published in the Jamaica Information Service

Education Minister Welcomes National Scholarship Digest

Minister of Education, Rev. Hon. Ronald Thwaites, has welcomed the publication of National Scholarship Digest, noting that it will enable more students facing economic challenges to identify funding for higher education.

“We are faced with lots and lots of students, who are capable…and able to matriculate into university but they can’t do so because of economic circumstances. We have a couple of dozen, who are in danger of being deregistered just before final exams because they can’t make the payments and they didn’t know of scholarships,” he said.

The Minister was speaking on April 24, at the official launch of the document published by Next Move Jamaica (NMJ) at General Accident insurance company’s Half-Way-Tree Road offices in Kingston. He commended the NMJ on its initiative and General Accident for sponsoring the publication. “No one should be denied educational advancement because of a lack of resources and you are contributing to that principle with the publication of this digest of scholarships,” he said.

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May 3, 2012 | Media Source – Published in The Gleaner’s YouthLink

General Accident donates J$1m for national scholarship digest

General Accident Insurance Company Limited, a member of the Musson Group, has signed a sponsorship agreement valued at $1 million with Next Move Jamaica Limited to facilitate the publication and distribution of Jamaica’s first annual national scholarship digest – The General Accident National Scholarship Digest (NSD).

General Accident has also donated two scholarships – valued at $70,000 each – in memory and honour of the founder and former chairman of the Musson Group, Desmond Blades.The agreement which was signed on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, will facilitate: a) the publication of the General Accident National Scholarship Digest on April 30, 2012. b) the distribution of the digest to 142 secondary and tertiary institutions from April to September 2012. c) the awarding of the inaugural General Accident Open Scholarships to Kayla Belnavis and Cory Anderson, who are both enrolled at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.

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November 1, 2011 | Media Source – Published in The Jamaica Observer Teenage

Next Move Jamaica names six inaugural scholarship winners

OMAR Rolando Wright, a straight ‘A’ student of Excelsior High School, has been named among six secondary school students who have won Edna Green Endowed Scholarships offered by Jamaica’s first and leading online scholarship database – Next Move Jamaica Limited (NMJ).

The scholarships are expected to cover the students’ school fees and other school expenses for the 2011/2012 academic year. The students were honoured at a recent award ceremony held at the General Accident Insurance Company Limited corporate office, at 58 Half-Way-Tree Road, St Andrew.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, president and CEO of Next Move Jamaica, Christopher A Grant said the scholarships were the first of many scholarships and grants that are to be issued in the coming year.

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November 25, 2010 | Media Source – Published in The Jamaica Gleaner

Millions In Scholarship Money Available To Jamaican Students

Thousands of Jamaican students should soon be able to gain access to before-now-hard-to-find scholarship opportunities.

Four young entrepreneurs – Orlando Grant, Hugh Williams, Mario Parram and Christopher Grant – who had to endure the experience of going through college while desperately needing scholarship funding, are trying to ensure that young Jamaicans wanting to realise their dreams won’t have to suffer the same fate.

It was this commonality that led to the creation of Next Move Jamaica.

“NextMove Jamaica is an online database for scholarships, grants and internships where we list all local scholarships, all the major scholarships that Jamaicans can get internationally via embassies and government agencies,” said Grant. “We are also in the process of publishing a national scholarship digest, which is a book solely listing available scholarships that we will be distributing to the schools, secondary and universities by January.”

Grant said the idea was to bring students and scholarship opportunities together.

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