Applications are now being invited for the Kathleen Cambridge Scholarship Fund, which was established earlier this year to commemorate 25 years since the passing of Kathleen F. Cambridge of Sion Hill.
“We, the three surviving children of the late Kathleen Francisca Cambridge, are delighted to honour and share our mother’s enduring legacy of love, service, charity, and an unwavering commitment to fostering and supporting academic excellence in children,” Cambridge’s children said in a press release.
The fund was set up and is managed by her three children: Kirk Cambridge-Delpesche, a retail manager and entrepreneur residing in New York; Kimalla Cambridge-Hewitt, a finance manager residing in St. Vincent; and Karleen Cambridge, an English lecturer residing in Saudi Arabia.
The aim of the Kathleen Cambridge Scholarship Fund is to give back to the community of Sion Hill, where Kathleen was born, spent her formative years, and raised her children as a single mother, before she died, age 39. In honouring her love for children, a well-grounded education, and her community, the primary focus of the fund is on supporting academic excellence in children.
Three 5-year secondary school scholarships to the value of EC$1,800 each per annum will be awarded at the start of academic year commencing September 2018. Scholarship recipients must meet three criteria: they must reside in Sion Hill, live in a low-income household, and gain admission to the St. Vincent Grammar School or the Girls’ High School, based on results of the 2018 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment.
The application deadline is July 31. Interested persons are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form.