SHEONAE GRANT of St. Thomas, Jamaica : Law Student at UWI-Mona with 4.0/4.0 GPA....President of the inter-school fellowship, member of 4 major teams Volunteers at Bustamante Children Hospital 18 CXC/CAPE passes with 15 distinctions (15 ones)....2014-15 PALAS TOP PERFORMERS STORY (5 of 5)

SHEONAE GRANT of  St. Thomas, Jamaica : Law Student at UWI-Mona with 4.0/4.0 GPA... President of the inter-school fellowship, member of 4 major teams Volunteers at Bustamante Children Hospital 18 CXC/CAPE passes with 15 distinctions (15 ones). She attained 27.3 out of a possible 30 points on the PALAS evalution of her application package.

Below she writes in her essay to PALAS...

I attend the prestigious University of West Indies-Mona. It was a realization of mine that life could be tracked by a series of numbers from date of birth to the tax registration number. It was frightening that one’s legacy could be reduced to numbers on documents. However, I am challenged by the words of Marcus Garvey: “Whatsoever things common to man, that man has done, man can do”. Great people of history, like Nelson Mandela, have ‘done’ so then I too can ‘do’. Therefore I posit the idea that I, Shéonae Grant, am the ideal representative for what any recipient of the prestigious 2014 PALAS Scholarship should possess: a zeal for academic excellence driven by unyielding dedication.
As a Christian, I am guided by the scripture, “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others...” (1 Peter 4:10). With this in mind, I perform the duties of Deputy Head Girl, president of the Inter-School Christian Fellowship of Wolmer’s and Treasurer of my church’s Youth Department. I volunteered my time at the Bustamante Children’s Hospital where I engaged patients whose parents could not be present. I am a member of the Volleyball team, Debating Society, Science Club and Peer Counseling Body. In all this I learned how satisfying servitude could be, the art of patience and selflessness which helped me to develop qualities like being diligent, humble and teachable. 
I aspire to be a lawyer because I have a passion for the administration of justice and equality for all who seek it. I became aware of issues concerning equality for persons with disabilities. I admire the law profession for the incredible platform it would allow me to influence necessary legislative reform in this particular area since the last National Policy on Disabilities was passed in 1999. I intend to press for a greater sensitization towards persons living with disabilities. This would be my first contribution towards helping Jamaica attain sustainable development.
 I am in a desperate financial situation that sees me incapable of paying the $10,000 US tuition for the Law Programme to which I am already provisionally accepted. I am the second of three children, one of whom is now in her second year at the same university. I reside outside of Kingston, where the institution is, and transport to and from school is more expensive. My mother is a civil servant and my father is a minister. In light of the wage freeze in government salaries, my siblings’ schooling expenses,  household expenses and impromptu medical emergencies, reality is it is ‘impossible’ to meet these fees.
 I would be eternally grateful for any assistance which can be given to me so that I may be able to achieve these endeavors that are genuinely difficult for me to part with. I sincerely hope that the 2014 PALAS Scholarship will hear the plight of this aspiring lawyer and help me to be more than just a number.

PALAS, 'Preserving Young Minds for Posterity'. Please help us to support these brilliant students by donating at www.PALAS1.org or Send a check to PALAS, P.O Box 5461, Alpharetta, GA 30023.

PALAS UPDATE: PALAS to award 70 new scholarships in 2014-2015..... Hon. Lisa Hanna & Attorney Patrick Campbell to deliver keynote addresses at awards presentation at University of the West Indies (UWI)-Mona Campus, Sat Aug 23, in JAMAICA. Reggae singer, Winsome Benjamin will provide the entertainment.."33 other students who met our criteria regrettably will be bypassed due to lack of funds." Stats; 17 male & 53 female students, 29 high school & 41 university students, there were 140 applicants....One-hundred eighty-five (185) total scholarships awarded in 4 years....We are still seeking donations at www.PALAS1.org.


 ATLANTA, GA – July 23, 2014 (Update): Peace and Love Academic Scholarship, Inc. (PALAS) will award seventy (70) new scholarships for the academic year 2014-2015 to worthy, but economically challenged high school and University/College students  in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean region. Honourable Lisa Hanna, Minister of Youth & Culture and Attorney Patrick Campbell of Washington D.C will deliver the Keynote addresses at the 4th annual award ceremony - UWI in KingstonJamaica on Saturday, August 23, 2014, commencing at 5:00pm. Reggae songbird, Winsome Benjamin will provide the entertainment. The Master of Ceremonies will be Mr. Winston Cowans.

PALAS, the Atlanta-headquartered charity organization, has received the support of various corporate bodies and individuals to support the students. The stated mission of the group is to recognize and honor outstanding academic performances of under privileged students residing in the Caribbean region.
Hon. Lisa Hanna,
 Minister of Youth & Culture

The PALAS program was established in December 2010, to honor the memory of young Vanessa Campbell, an aspiring Jamaican artiste who was a casualty of the burgeoning crime and violence problem in Portmore, Jamaica. After Vanessa’s untimely death, an initial scholarship program was created as the SSSJamz/Vanessa Campbell Academic Scholarship to assist high school students from her alma mater, Bridgeport High School. To sustain this effort PALAS has been soliciting funds from all quarters.

Since the inception of the program, PALAS awarded 185 scholarships valued approx. J$8.1 million (US$80,000.00), 20 computers and mentoring for some of the students. Some highlights over the 4 years are; 1,415% increase in scholarships, 376 applicants including Medical Students, Science & Engineering, Law students, Nursing, Business/Accounting and Liberal/Fine arts student applicants. The program is available to students residing in the Caribbean region. The students range in age 12-32 years old from various high schools, UWI, UTECH, NCU, EXED, Shortwood College, UTECH-Guyana and AAIMS Medical School. 
Patrick Campbell, Attorney

PALAS continues to strive for “Preserving Young Minds for Posterity”; we would like to thank all the supporters of these most deserving students who are aiming to reach above the sky. The PALAS scholarship application process for the 2014-2015 academic years was opened April 1, through May 30, 2014. 

Founder, Rula Brown said “the unfortunate news about PALAS’s effort is that, there were an additional thirty-three (33) students who met the criteria for scholarships, but due to the lack of funds we could not assist at this time.”  You may Partner with PALAS (PWP) to have a scholarship in your name, loved one or business by donating a minimum of US$350.00.

Please make a donation to the PALAS program before July 31st. by sending a check to:

PALAS or Peace and Love Academic Scholarship
P.O. Box 5461
Alpharetta, GA 30023-5461. USA
Email: peaceandlovescholarship@gmail.com

Or donate online at www.PALAS1.org with PAYPAL, VISA, MASTERCARD or Check.
Singer, Winsome Benjamin will
entertain and present the
WINSOME BENJAMIN ACADEMIC
 SCHOLARSHIP to a student at event

About Peace and Love Academic Scholarship, Inc.
Peace and Love Academic Scholarship is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization in Atlanta, Georgia founded by Jamaican-born Rula Brown. PALAS’ mission is to help improve the health, education and general well-being of less fortunate children residing in the Caribbean region.

Since its formal launch in December 2010, PALAS has dedicated its resources, human and financial, to help make a difference in the lives of underserved children in Jamaica, West Indies as the well as the wider Caribbean region. For further information about PALAS including sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.PALAS1.org.

For additional information contact:
Rula Brown, PALAS Exec. Director
rulabrown@gmail.com or (770) 715-0224
Or send email to peaceandlovescholarship@gmail.com

2014-15 PALAS TOP PERFORMERS STORY (4 of 5).....JAVANNEY CAMPBELL of Kingston, Jamaica with "A" average at CLAN CARTHY High, TVJ's School's Challenge Quiz Contestant, 2014 PALAS GOLD STAR WINNER & Finished 4th in PALAS evaluations....Gold Medal at Annual Spanish Fesitval & Principals Honor Roll for 4 years in High School

JAVANNEY CAMPBELL of Kingston, Jamaica is a 3rd form student with "A" average at CLAN CARTHY High, TVJ's School's Challenge Quiz Contestant, Finished 4th in 2014 PALAS evaluations....Gold Medal at Annual Spanish Fesitval & Principals Honor Roll for 4 years in High School.

Below is the essay that he submitted to PALAS with his 2014 application package.

He writes......
JAVANNEY CAMPBELL- Clan Carthy High
I am a third form student of the Clan Carthy High School with a passion for achieving and maintaining a high level of performance in school through hard work, consistency, determination and dedication to my studies.I am strong-willed, determined, committed and optimistic. I possess strong leadership qualities, am goal oriented, respectable, reliable, honest, trustworthy and not averse to being reprimanded. I sincerely dislike indiscipline, truancy, mediocrity and irresponsibility.
This scholarship would help to make me better able to obtain the necessary materials and equipment needed to help propel me along the path to success on which I am now trod. It will also aid in putting me closer in achieving my educational goals and my aspirations to become a Flight Attendant. Thus, bringing my career goals closer to my grasp.
My eligibility for this scholarship lies mainly in my academic performances, social objectives and also my educational intentions that I wish to pursue in the future. During my life period, I perceived that with education, there comes determination which means persistence in doing something that is difficult. Thus, I have gained the attitude in being eager to want to achieve something through academics. I have managed to maintain an average of over 90% in my examinations which has placed me on the Principal's Honor Roll. I have also represented my school at the TVJ's School's Challenge Quiz at the grade nine level and also represented my school at the Annual Spanish Festival where I obtained a gold medal. 
With the learning and social facilities at school, brings forth my impeccable respect for school. I am always in attendance except for issues of illness,where being absent is recommended by a doctor. 
Receiving this scholarship will greatly enhance my quest for knowledge. At this point I am at a disadvantage due to limited funds, with the inability to access the materials needed to improve my learning. Also, this may put me at a better chance at achieving major education and career goals.
I do understand that others just as qualified will be applying but I should be granted the scholarship because I have maintained the academic standard with the limited resources afforded me by my parents. With granting this scholarship, I guarantee that my studies will be greatly advanced.
This scholarship would not only help me realize my goals but it will also afford me the wherewithal by which I can mentor my peers as well as become an ambassador for my school in the field of getting young males to see the importance of education. With this scholarship I will mentor and give them positive reasons to get them emulate the good.
In writing this essay, it has come to me that with or without this scholarship I will continue to thrive for excellence and be a role model to my peers, both at school and in my community. I will hold steadfast to the values inculcated in me by not only my parents but the teachers who continue to mold,nurture and direct my educational path.

PALAS, 'Preserving Young Minds for Posterity'. Please help us to support these brilliant students by donating at www.PALAS1.org or Send a check to PALAS, P.O Box 5461, Alpharetta, GA 30023.

2014-15 PALAS TOP PERFORMERS STORY (3 of 5)…JULENE M. BARRETT of Kingston, Jamaica : Medical Student at University of Technology- GUYANA with 4.0/4.0 ("A") average in medical school. Holds a Bachelors Degree in Pharmacology with 1st Class Honours. Conferred with the University of Guyana Award & Guild of Graduates Award ....she has 18 CXC/CAPE passes with 10 distinctions


Julene Barrett is a resident of Kingston, Jamaica who currently attends medical school at the University of Technology in Georgetown, Guyana. She recently graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy, 1st Class Honours from UTECH in Kingston, Jamaica. She currently holds a 4.0/4.0 or "A" average in Medical School. Julene has passes in 18 CXC/CAPE subjects with 10 distinctions (grade ones). 

Below is the essay that Julene submitted to the Peace and Love Academic Scholarship, Inc (PALAS) committee for evaluation of one of the sponsored scholarships. Julene scored the 3rd highest score, 28.5 out of a possible 30 points with PALAS this year....


She writes......

I have always enjoyed watching television as a young child; I particularly enjoyed the fantasies my mind 
Julene Barrett, medical student at
 
UTECH-Guyana, has straight "A" or 4.0/4.0 Avg.,
18 CXC/CAPE
frequently toyed with as I let myself become someone else. I became the person who lived in a neighbourhood where everyone was friendly and felt safe in their surroundings. My dream was surrounded by hearty laughs, hopeful people and the sweet aroma of baking goods. But like the flickering and fading 
images of any television show reaching its end, so were the false dreams my senses pretended to include. 
Instead, I was constantly overwhelmed by sad reminders of what my reality was: an inner city community plagued by frequent gun battles between neighbouring gangs and minimum wage citizens struggling to 
make ends meet. Memories of my two siblings and I sharing a small bed in a sectioned portion of a building 
housing five other families further fuelled my desire to translate misfortunes into motivation. Protected and guided by a mother who was forced to spearhead a single-parent household by spending long hours sewing, my desire to succeed was nurtured. 

I therefore introduce to you, Julene Marie Barrett, a surmounter devoted to successfully bettering life by impacting any person who I encounter. I am a Jamaican student currently pursuing my Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS) degree at University of Guyana, School of Medicine where I have steadily maintained a Grade Point Average of 4.0 whilst being employed part-time to cover my daily living 
expenses, rent and bills. 

Blessed with the desire of forging worldwide change, the gift of this scholarship would represent the first step in attaining my ultimate goal and setting the pace to exceedingly surpass expectations. Financial assistance of any magnitude will help to levy the cost of attaining my medical degree. Hard work and dedication are trademarks of my character and I am truly deserving of the opportunity to maximize my potential without the constant worry of my financial liability. 

It has been my lifelong desire to become a physician; stemming from a mere childhood desire to help others, to a teenage motivation to be a part of something great to a more mature and adult desire to truly impact and leave a legacy through medicine. After losing my eighteen year-old sister to a traumatic car accident, I was inspired to become a specialist in Trauma and Emergency Medicine so I can make a positive, impartial contribution to trauma care in developing countries. I especially wish be a part of the revolutionary change in emergency medicine in Jamaica. 

I pride myself in doing the best in all my endeavours and have been the recipient of several awards. Most recently, I was conferred with the University of Guyana Award and the UG Guild of Graduates Ontario Award for outstanding academic performance at the University’s 47th Convocation. Not only am I scholastically inclined, but my personal struggles have driven me to help others. This led me to volunteering at hospitals and non-profit organisations and also teaming up with friends and family to participate in clothes donation and feeding of the homeless. 

Amounting from little, it is my hope to persist and continually achieve excellence, not only to improve self, but to be a motivation to underprivileged Caribbean students who are seeking to pursue the same dream. An investment in my medical education is an investment in a positive future. 


PALAS, 'Preserving Young Minds for Posterity'. Please help us to support these brilliant students by donating at www.PALAS1.org or Send a check to PALAS, P.O Box 5461, Alpharetta, GA 30023.

2014-15 PALAS TOP PERFORMERS STORY (2 of 5)….Sadé Dunbar of St. Catherine, Jamaica : Medical Student at UWI with "A" average at Immaculate High, JAMAICA's Spelling Bee Champion, Represented Jamaica in the International Scripps Howard Spelling Bee Washington, D.C. Attained 18 CXC/CAPE passes with 18 distinctions (18 ones)....Currently the Assistant Secretary of the St Catherine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and also a part of the Spanish Town Heritage Trail....Despite difficulties at times for lunch money, finances and food for survival..."I refused to allow these obstacles to render my dreams unreachable and doubled my efforts to remove the shackles of poverty."

Sadé Dunbar is a resident of Spanish Town, Jamaica, she recently graduated from Immaculate Conception High School with "A" average. She has passes in 18 CXC/CAPE subjects with 18 distinctions (grade ones). 

Below is the essay that Sade submitted to the Peace and Love Academic Scholarship, Inc (PALAS) committee for evaluation of one of the sponsored scholarships. Sade earned the 2nd highest score, 28.667 out of a possible 30 points with PALAS this year....

Sadé relates very well with the academic staff and her peers at Immaculate High in Jamaica. She is involved in a number of extra-curricular activities and has managed to maintain an excellent balance between her academic work and other activities as she has always been on the Honour Roll. These activities include: Spelling Bee in which she won Jamaica's National Finals and further went on to place thirteenth in the International Scripps Howard Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. , PAWS (Prevention of Animal Cruelty Welfare Society) , Writer's Club, Science Environmental Technology and Health (SETH) Club, Badminton and Interact Club. 

She also participated in the 2012 Math Olympiad in which she proceeded to the semi-finals as well as a Chemistry Competition. The Chemistry Competition was a team competition which involved fifth form students from all over the island and her team from Immaculate Conception High placed first. Her dedicated work has resulted in her success in her Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) exams where she received grade ones in: Mathematics, English A, English B, Spanish, Information Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Human and Social Biology, Caribbean History and Additional Mathematics. This dedication resulted in her being awarded 3rd place for English Language, Top Student at Immaculate Conception High School as well as 2nd overall Science student in Jamaica. This excellence continued in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) where she received ones in Pure Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Communication Studies for Unit 1.


SADE DUNBAR, Medical Student at UWI,
 Ranked 2nd at PALAS in 2014-15
She writes below in her essay to PALAS....


“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work”
-Colin Powell

For as long as I can remember, I have always dreamt of a career in medicine. This was not a choice concreted by trivial matters of money or even prestige but instead by the satisfaction I knew I would experience having made a difference in someone’s life. Never having been one to accept failures, my school’s motto, “Through Difficulties to Excellence”, is constant motivation. Equipped with this small, yet powerful phrase, I am strengthened by the battles I have and will have to endure.

Life in my household wasn't always easy and has never been. However, my family taught me the importance of cohesiveness, camaraderie and most importantly, to be content despite the circumstances. With this mindset, when we experienced adversities leading to difficulties with lunch money and even just food for survival, I did not give up. Instead, I relinquished some teenage privileges and acquired a Saturday job. I refused to allow these obstacles to render my dreams unreachable and doubled my efforts to remove the shackles of poverty.

Despite going to school and working part-time, I managed to participate in extra-curricular activities, mastering the art of balance. I am currently the Assistant Secretary of the St Catherine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and am a part of the Spanish Town Heritage Trail. This project aims to facilitate historic tours of the town and restore it to its former glory. Additionally, I am involved in the Dispute Resolution Foundation and the St Catherine Tax Relief Committee. Playing an active role in such activities has honed my leadership and time management skills and has given me true insight of Gandhi words, “The best way to find your self is to lose yourself in the service of others”.

Growing up with four younger siblings, I discovered my strong affinity for children and this assured me a career in Paediatrics was indeed my calling. Sadly, the health of many of the nation’s children is at risk and I hope to offer my compassion and expertise to these children. After all, in serving the best interest of children, we serve the best interest of all humanity.

Life’s journey continues to shape the person I am; every act of participation, each small victory and each hurdle overcome add to the masterpiece I envision. My experiences and situations have instilled traits such as perseverance, determination and a great sense of responsibility and service. The obstacles I have overcome in achieving my success thus far have forged an unbreakable strength and this strength combined with my acquired traits have molded me into the phenomenal young woman I am today. For these reasons, I believe I am most qualified for this prestigious scholarship. Without the aid of this scholarship, I am almost certain all my goals will remain dreams.

PALAS, 'Preserving Young Minds for Posterity'. Please help us to support these brilliant students by donating at www.PALAS1.org or Send a check to PALAS, P.O Box 5461, Alpharetta, GA 30023.

2014-15 PALAS TOP PERFORMERS STORY (1 of 5)….MARIA ATTARWALA, Medical Student at the University of the West Indies (UWI)....Attained 3.96/4.00 GPA, 18 CXC/CAPE Passes with 16 distinctions (Grade ones) & PALAS Gold Star Recipient (Finished first of 140 applicants)...She relates the witnessing, moment of her dad who died only two (2) minutes away from the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Mobay.

Maria Attarwala, Medical student at UWI &
PALAS Gold Star Winner (Top Performer)
Maria Attarwala is a resident of Hanover, Jamaica, she recently graduated from Montego Bay Community College (MBCC) with a 3.96/4.00 GPA. She has passes in 18 CXC/CAPE subjects with 16 distinctions (grade ones). Below is the essay that she submitted to the Peace and Love Academic Scholarship, Inc (PALAS) committee for evaluation to be considered for one of the sponsored scholarships. Maria wins a PALAS Gold Star Scholarship award by earning the highest score, 29 out of a possible 30 points....


She writes....


“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”
-Buddha

Growing up most children aspire to be doctors or lawyers, because society deems them as the ‘professions to be’. However, for me, throughout primary school I had no idea what I wanted to become. My parents Zujer Attarwala and Nadine Attarwala worked feverishly to provide for two sisters, Kimberly, Imani, and myself. They worked to ensure that we had no excuse not to be the best in whatever we chose to do. On August 20, 2007, Jamaica was facing a major hurricane and throughout this ordeal, my father received a major heart attack leaving him with only 33% heart functionality.

On the 17th of March of this year, he passed away as he began having severe breathing problems as of lately. On that bright Monday morning as he was taking my sister and I to school when he started experiencing severe shortness of breath, it later got too much to bear and he had to pull over on the highway. It was then my responsibility to get him to the hospital, however my efforts were futile as his pulse and breathing came to a stop only two (2) minutes away from the Cornwall Regional Hospital. Experiencing this calamity taught me valuable life lessons and led me to the realization that medicine is definitely the career in which I want to pursue. It has also made me realize that I have to work extremely hard to make my father proud and fulfill his dream for me of being the best at anything I pursue in this life.

 At Montego Bay High School it was either a mere coincidence or divine confirmation but from the September I started school onward, I have thrived in the sciences. I was not only successful in my CXC’s and first level of cape but I was awarded 3rd place for Biology Cape Unit One in Jamaica and placed on the Honour Roll at Montego Bay Community College. Through hard work and volunteerism, I am unequivocally certain that my career path leads to medicine. I have decided to do so by choosing the road into The Faculty of Medical Sciences at The University of the West Indies.  

If granted with this opportunity, I refuse to disappoint anyone and the institution who has entrusted their faith in me to change my life and the lives of many. The Peace and Love Academic Scholarship then take me one step closer in pursing my goal of becoming a cardiologist and then being able to join with my church's charity organization Hope World Wide and becoming a missionary worker being able to give back to the less fortunate of Jamaica and the world at large. Service to others is the best way to show appreciation for all the blessing that you have acquired in life as the great Albert Einstein once said “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” Helping others is my passion and I intend on spending the rest of my life doing so....

PALAS, 'Preserving Young Minds for Posterity'. Please help us to support these brilliant students by donating at www.PALAS1.org or Send a check to PALAS, P.O Box 5461, Alpharetta, GA 30023.


PRESS RELEASE: PALAS to award 70 new scholarships in 2014-2015. Hon. Lisa Hanna & Attorney Patrick Campbell to deliver keynote addresses at awards presentation at University of the West Indies (UWI)-Mona Campus, Sat Aug 23, in JAMAICA. Reggae singer, Winsome Benjamin will provide the entertainment.."33 other students who met our criteria regrettably will be bypassed due to lack of funds." Stats; 17 male & 53 female students, 29 high school & 41 university students, there were 140 applicants....One-hundred eighty-five (185) total scholarships awarded in 4 years....We are still seeking donations at www.PALAS1.org.


 ATLANTA, GA – July 23, 2014 (Update): Peace and Love Academic Scholarship, Inc. (PALAS) will award seventy (70) new scholarships for the academic year 2014-2015 to worthy, but economically challenged high school and University/College students  in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean region. Honourable Lisa Hanna, Minister of Youth & Culture and Attorney Patrick Campbell of Washington D.C will deliver the Keynote addresses at the 4th annual award ceremony - UWI in Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday, August 23, 2014, commencing at 5:00pm. Reggae songbird, Winsome Benjamin will provide the entertainment. The Master of Ceremonies will be Mr. Winston Cowans.

PALAS, the Atlanta-headquartered charity organization, has received the support of various corporate bodies and individuals to support the students. The stated mission of the group is to recognize and honor outstanding academic performances of under privileged students residing in the Caribbean region.
Hon. Lisa Hanna,
 Minister of Youth & Culture

The PALAS program was established in December 2010, to honor the memory of young Vanessa Campbell, an aspiring Jamaican artiste who was a casualty of the burgeoning crime and violence problem in Portmore, Jamaica. After Vanessa’s untimely death, an initial scholarship program was created as the SSSJamz/Vanessa Campbell Academic Scholarship to assist high school students from her alma mater, Bridgeport High School. To sustain this effort PALAS has been soliciting funds from all quarters.

Since the inception of the program, PALAS awarded 185 scholarships valued approx. J$8.1 million (US$80,000.00), 20 computers and mentoring for some of the students. Some highlights over the 4 years are; 1,415% increase in scholarships, 376 applicants including Medical Students, Science & Engineering, Law students, Nursing, Business/Accounting and Liberal/Fine arts student applicants. The program is available to students residing in the Caribbean region. The students range in age 12-32 years old from various high schools, UWI, UTECH, NCU, EXED, Shortwood College, UTECH-Guyana and AAIMS Medical School. 

PALAS continues to strive for “Preserving Young Minds for Posterity”; we would like to thank all the supporters of these most deserving students who are aiming to reach above the sky. The PALAS scholarship application process for the 2014-2015 academic years was opened April 1, through May 30, 2014. 

Founder, Rula Brown said “the unfortunate news about PALAS’s effort is that, there were an additional thirty-three (33) students who met the criteria for scholarships, but due to the lack of funds we could not assist at this time.”  You may Partner with PALAS (PWP) to have a scholarship in your name, loved one or business by donating a minimum of US$350.00.

Please make a donation to the PALAS program before July 31st. by sending a check to:

PALAS or Peace and Love Academic Scholarship
P.O. Box 5461
Alpharetta, GA 30023-5461. USA
Email: peaceandlovescholarship@gmail.com

Or donate online at www.PALAS1.org with PAYPAL, VISA, MASTERCARD or Check.
Patrick Campbell, Attorney

About Peace and Love Academic Scholarship, Inc.
Peace and Love Academic Scholarship is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization in Atlanta, Georgia founded by Jamaican-born Rula Brown. PALAS’ mission is to help improve the health, education and general well-being of less fortunate children residing in the Caribbean region.

Since its formal launch in December 2010, PALAS has dedicated its resources, human and financial, to help make a difference in the lives of underserved children in Jamaica, West Indies as the well as the wider Caribbean region. For further information about PALAS including sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.PALAS1.org.

For additional information contact:
Rula Brown, PALAS Exec. Director
rulabrown@gmail.com or (770) 715-0224
Or send email to peaceandlovescholarship@gmail.com

Hon. LISA HANNA, Minister of Youth & Culture & ATTORNEY PATRICK CAMPBELL TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESSES AT PALAS 4th ANNUAL AWARDS PRESENTATION AT UWI-MONA CAMPUS ON SAT, AUG. 23, 2014.....2014 PALAS RECIPIENTS TOP 5 STORIES COMING SOON....SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS LIST OF NAMES TO BE RELEASED JULY 15.

www.PALAS1.org
by R.Brown Mon, June 20, 2014


Peace and Love Academic Scholarship, Inc. (PALAS) will present stories of the top 5 scholarship recipients in 2014. One-hundred forty applications were evaluated and the scholarship recipients names will be released by July 15, 2014.

PALAS will hold it's 4th annual awards presentation on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the University of the West Indies-Mona Campus in Kingston, Jamaica. The event will start at 5:00pm. The keynote speakers will be Hon. Lisa Hanna, Minister of Youth & Culture in Jamaica. Mr. Patrick Campbell, Attorney & PALAS advisor of Washington DC will be the other guest speaker. PALAS motto is "Preserving Young Minds for Posterity."

Attorney Patrick Campbell,
 PALAS advisor
Hon. Lisa Hanna,
 Minister of Youth & Culture
PALAS awarded 115 scholarships over the past 3 years valued at JA$5.2 Million (US$50,300.00). Goal is to award 100 scholarships/computers in 2014/15. You may Partner with PALAS (PWP) by donating a minimum of $350.00 to have a scholarship in your name, loved one or your company each year. We are seeking donations urgently.

Please donate online at www.PALAS1.org or Send check to : 
PALAS, PO Box 5461, Alpharetta GA 30023 USA. PALAS is a non-profit, 501 (c)  (3) organization, headquartered in Alpharetta, GA.