As a beneficiary of a distance education, I'm an advocate for any program that puts higher learning within reach.
The New Seasons Youth Program (to be referred to hereafter as NSYP) is one such program, sponsored by a the similarly named New Seasons Youth Program Inc., non-profit. The scholarships on offer provide opportunities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
How do you qualify for this scholarship?
You'll need to be a high school graduate
Have maintained at least a B average in National examinations
Strongly recommended that a minimum Combined Test Score 1150 has been attained in the SAT examination
Demonstrated leadership in School, community or church
Be from a "severly" disadvantaged background
What is the scholarship package?
Free airfare and ground transport to the city of the college/university
Fees associated with Visa, passport and college application will be covered by NSYP
Clothing and incendental stipends
NSYP will provide medical health care
Assignment to a host family that will act as a support system
Pairing with a church to provide spiritual guidance
How do you apply?
Visit the NSYP website: https://newseasonsyouthprogram.com/
Click "Student Application" from the top menu
Scroll down and click the "Application Form" button. It is advisable that you also review the "Application Checklist" before completing the form.
For a more detailed account of the experience of a Jamaican scholarship recipient, I've linked the article that brought this scholarship to my attention:
https://jamaica.loopnews.com/content/jcan-students-urged-apply-us-based-news-season-youth-programme Video testimonials can also be found on NSYP Co-Founder, Ray Jackson's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWZz5v3MXKymd8-O7_FhFEQ/videos
NSYP Inc. has a FaceBook page is also active and NSYP Co-Founder, Ray Jackson regular posts may provide some added insight regarding this scholarship.
With 4 Jamaican awardees to date the hope is that this program can prove beneficial to many more.