Proud to help ‘make life brighter’ for Jamaican university scholarship recipients


Jamaican students receive NFE scholarships

At New Fortress Energy (NFE), we believe education is a fundamental right, which is why, over the past three years, our New Fortress Energy Foundation has provided more than $54 million JMD in scholarships and bursaries to college students who might not otherwise be able to invest in their own education.

This year, our New Fortress Foundation awarded $18.5 million JMD in scholarship funding to highly deserving students from The University of the West Indies, Mona campus; Caribbean Maritime University; and the University of Technology.


Following are just some of the practical, personal, and even philanthropic reasons these 40 outstanding engineering students are thankful to have recently been granted the financial support of 37 university scholarships and 3 university bursaries.

“[It] means peace of mind, because it has relieved my mother (my sole source), of a heavy financial burden.” – John-Daniel Martin, Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology

“[It] will not just help me, but also those who are inspired by my success to believe in working hard academically.” – Revardo Francis, Marine Engineering, Caribbean Maritime University

“My journey continues because of your investment in me, and words cannot express my gratitude.” – Okeno Donaldson, Civil Engineering, The University of the West Indies, Mona campus


Several students also received Lenovo laptop computers equipped with computer-aided drafting, advanced mathematics, and other engineering software applications – key educational resources at any time, and especially critical to success with remote learning during the pandemic. A dozen of the recipients were returning scholars whose stellar grades, extracurricular activities, and financial needs qualified them to renew their scholarships.

“Donors like New Fortress make life brighter… I can only hope that one day, I too will be in a position to bring a smile to another needy student.” – Dacia Bennett, Marine Transportation, Caribbean Maritime University

As we work to provide access to cleaner, more affordable energy, we’re proud and honored to also provide access to the resources for these future leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to create their own positive energy to thrive and flourish.

“[It’s] a major boost to my confidence, as this shows that others believe that I have the potential to add value to my community.” – Travis Patterson, Chemical Engineering, University of Technology

“This scholarship means my hard work has really paid off, especially from my family who have supported me from the beginning. The scholarship, for me, is not the end but just the beginning.” – Jovan Thomas, Civil Engineering, University of Technology

Congratulations to our latest NFE scholars and our LNG community!