The ThenWhat? Charity is proud to be the driving force behind the Patsy Layne Mentorship/Scholarship program which is funded by a private donor. This scholarship is open to persons from the age of 15-30 who may be unemployed, under employed or living below the poverty line.
“This scholarship is not the usual scholarships we see, where those whose parents can afford to send their children off to university or even pay for them to go to SJPI or BCC. This scholarship is for those who come from homes, where they may have had to stop school, or have a passion for an area but no money to genuinely pay for the course,” said president trustee Samantha Hazlewood-Ermay.
She added: “We were excited when the donor reached out to us, to ask if we could facilitate the mentorship/scholarship programme, we readily agreed and assured that those persons who genuinely needed the help will be assisted.”
The mentorship/Scholarship programme will see five awardees being presented with the opportunity to pursue a course/CXCs of their choosing. They will also be mentored by someone in their desired field and placed on a job attachment.
However, applicants will have to attend four mandatory courses (networking, financial literacy, technical training and CV preparation/interview skills). Upon completion of the program, they will be awarded with a “monetary seed” at graduation to set them on their way.
Applications for the scholarship close on May 15, 2022. To learn more, log on to www.thenwhatcharity.org under the Patsy Layne Mentorship/Scholarship programme. (PR)