Hampton Student off to Monroe College

The Govenor-General’s 2018 IBI-Monroe Scholarship Recipient, Mickaylia Johnson Hampton Student, will commence reading for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems, which she will complete in 2022.

This four (4) year scholarship, is facilitated by a partnership between the Governor-General’s I Believe Initiative (IBI) and New York based Monroe College which began in 2014 and so far a total of three (3) students have benefitted from the initiative.

Commenting on her selection, Johnson indicated “It’s a dream come true and I’m really happy and grateful for the opportunity to be able to take the next step toward achieving my goals”.

She further added that her decision to venture into Computer Studies resulted from an enduring interest in all things technology related and that she is very excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.

Monroe College is a highly ranked tertiary institution which currently offers higher level education in areas such as Criminal Justice, Nursing, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts among others.

IBI is an arm of the Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence which seeks to recognize and promote excellence as well as empower Jamaicans to attain their maximum potential.

The IBI which was launched in 2011 is driven by its mantra: ‘using what is right with Jamaica to fix what is wrong’

Students eligible to apply for a scholarship through the programme include high school graduates who have attained at least 7 high-level Caribbean Secondary Examinations Council (CSEC) passes as well as three high level Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) passes.

The next round of selections will take place in July 2019 for the 2019-20 academic year.

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen (3rd left) shares smiles with scholarship recipient, Mickaylia Johnson (3rd right); Custos of St. Elizabeth, the Hon. Beryl Rochester (2nd left); Johnson’s mother, Shernette Brown (2nd right); IBI Ambassador, Alethia Peart (right) and Chairman Adjudicating Panel, Peter Goldson (left) on September 11, 2018.Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen (3rd left) shares smiles with scholarship recipient, Mickaylia Johnson (3rd right); Custos of St. Elizabeth, the Hon. Beryl Rochester (2nd left); Johnson’s mother, Shernette Brown (2nd right); IBI Ambassador, Alethia Peart (right) and Chairman Adjudicating Panel, Peter Goldson (left) on September 11, 2018.