The GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) has announced that applications are now open for its 2024/25 scholarship programme.

Over J$25 million in scholarships will be awarded in the new academic year to support Jamaican students attending the University of the West Indies, the University of Technology, Caribbean Maritime University and the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.

Caroline Mahfood, Chief Executive Officer of GKF commented, “Education is a powerful tool that offers myriad opportunities and empowers students. At GraceKennedy, we are dedicated to improving access to education for all, particularly those who might otherwise be unable to afford it. Our scholarships facilitate these ambitions, supporting students as they work to achieve their academic goals and contribute meaningfully to our community and country.”

For more details on GKF’s scholarship criteria and applications, please visit Applications will only be accepted electronically. The deadline for submission is  June 30, 2024. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for an in-person interview.

Scholarship recipients who maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and complete community service requirements of the GKF programme will automatically receive renewal of their scholarship, until their course of study has been completed.


L-R: CEO of the GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF), Caroline Mahfood and Chairman of GKF, Dr. Fred Kennedy, present Aryan Patrawala with the inaugural 2023 Luis Fred Kennedy/Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Scholar Award, and a copy of the book, Firstborn: The Life of Luis Fred Kennedy 1908-1982. Dr. Fred Kennedy’s father, Luis Fred Kennedy, was Governing Director and Chairman of Grace, Kennedy & Co. Ltd. from 1947-1976. The Awards Ceremony took place at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, in September 2023.