Governor-General’s Scholarship Rekindles Hope for Teenage Mother

After being in the academic wilderness for an entire year in 2018, twenty-three year-old Kinshasa Johnson was among three students awarded with The Governor-General’s I Believe Initiative Summer of Service Scholarships to attend the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU). She was presented with a scholarship in the sum of over one million dollars ($J1, 000,000) to complete years two through to four of her Bachelor … Read more

Governor-General congratulates IBI Ambassadors

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has congratulated the four (4) I Believe Initiative Ambassadors who are among 19 Jamaicans recently awarded the 2019 Chevening Scholarships to study in the United Kingdom. The Ambassadors visited King’s House on a Courtesy Call on Friday, August 23. Observing that obtaining the Scholarships came with great academic input and involvement in social and volunteer activities, The Governor-General told the … Read more

24 Students Benefit from $17m in SOS Scholarships and Grants

Twenty-four tertiary-level students have received financial assistance totaling 17 million dollars in the seventh Annual Summer of Service Programme sponsored by The Governor- General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE). At the Presentation Ceremony at King’s House on Tuesday morning, August 20, Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen congratulated the award recipients for their volunteerism, for showing they cared about others and that they were willing to make … Read more

IBI Summer of Service Programme Opens for Registration

The 2019 I Believe Initiative’s Summer of Service (SOS) Programme is open for registration. During the period April 2 to 30, 2019 exceptional students with dire financial need who are matriculating to colleges and/or universities for their 1st year of undergraduate study and those currently completing their 1st year to begin their 2nd in 2019, are invited to register. The Summer of Service (SOS) … Read more

Governor-General’s Achievement Awards Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the esteemed Governor -General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA), is now open to the public. The closing date is midnight Friday, March 15, 2019. These awards are being presented under the theme “ Engaging, empowering and inspiring Jamaicans”. Forty-two (42) persons across three (3) Age Group categories, each representing a parish, will be selected and honoured for leadership excellence. The Age Group categories are: … Read more

Top Prize Winner of the I Believe Initiative’s 2017 Summer of Service Competition and Ambassador of the I Believe Initiative

My SOS Journey By Leneka Rhoden Attending University, as for most Jamaicans, was a mere dream as the economic hardship faced by a single parent household easily made taking a year off the easier option. A quote by Adrianne Locke, author of “Sacrifice”, states that “The best things in life don’t come easy, but those things are the ones worth the sacrifice.” Scholarships are … Read more

Governor-General’s Achievement Awards Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the esteemed Governor-General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA), an arm of the Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE), are now open to the public. The closing date is midnight Friday March 16, 2018. These awards are being presented under the theme “Inspiring and Energizing Communities to Serve ”. Forty-two (42) persons across three (3) Age Group categories, each representing a parish, will be selected and … Read more

Medical Doctor, Special-Needs Student Highlight Governor General’s Summer Scholarships

A member of the deaf community and a medical doctor were the stars of the Governor General’s I Believe Initiative Summer of Service (SOS) awards presentation held at King’s House recently. Celine Lobban, a graduate of the Lister Mair Gilby High School for the Deaf, was awarded a full scholarship to cover her four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at the University … Read more

IBI-Monroe College Scholarship Recipient Makes Courtesy Call on His Excellency The Governor-General

His Excellency Hon Patrick Allen welcomed Mr Frenandez Lawrence, the recipient of the 2017 I Believe Initiative (IBI) Monroe College 4-year Bachelor of Science in Computer Information System Scholarship to King’s House. On Monday July 3,2017, I was on the IBI adjudication committee which selected Mr Lawrence to receive the scholarship from among several other competitors. Mr Peter Goldson was the Chairman of the … Read more