New Fortress Energy Awards Scholarships to Five Students at The UWI, Mona Campus
The University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica
October 9, 2017
New Fortress Energy has demonstrated its support for education by investing in scholarships for five students at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus. The students, who hail from the parishes of Clarendon, St. Catherine, Kingston, and St. James, will each receive J$325,000 per academic year beginning in 2017-2018 and throughout their tenure at the University if they continue to demonstrate a high level of academic performance.
The New Fortress Energy scholarships are among the commitments the company is making in their partnership with The UWI; as they recently signed a contract to provide Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) to The UWI to fuel the engines of the Co-Generation Plant, which The UWI will be expanding, under a separate agreement with another entity. The introduction of LNG will not only reduce the fuel costs for The Mona Campus by some J$52 million annually, but also make it a more environmentally friendly campus by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 16%.
“Jamaica is an exceptional country with some of the brightest and most talented people in the world. We are committed to the education and advancement of the next generation,” said Wes Edens, Chairman and Founder, New Fortress Energy. “Everyone deserves access to quality education. It is our privilege to help students with financial need and a desire to excel and reach their fullest potential.”
Among the awardees are two students from the Faculty of Medical Sciences, two from the Mona School of Engineering and one student from the Faculty of Law. Recipients include Jordan Hayles, a first-year student from Spanish Town, St. Catherine pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Power Engineering, and Rickel Williams, a final year student from Bogue Village, Montego Bay, St. James pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering. Recipients Jade McGann, a first-year student from Bushy Park, St. Catherine, and Crystal Duncombe, a third-year student, are both from the Faculty of Medical Sciences and Gary McDonald, final year student from Washington Gardens, Kingston is pursuing a Law degree...