A record JA$6 Million scholarship this year from PALAS for 102 students in Jamaica.....Over the past 6 years PALAS awarded 384 scholarships valued approx. JA$22.1 million (US$180,000.00).

PALAS News 7/14/16

This year the Peace and Love Scholarship in Schools (PALAS) will be awarding a record 102 scholarships to needy students in Jamaica.
www.PALAS1.org - 102 Scholarships in 2016
Founder of the award Ruel ‘Rula’ Brown is expressing heartfelt thanks to those who have signed on to the vision, and the committed members of the board who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make it happen.
“The need is great, many of the board members had to dig deep as the support from sponsors couldn’t cover the many students who were qualified,” he said.
Even with the highest number of scholarship they have ever given Brown said there are still 44 who are left behind as the funds could not cover them.
“It breaks my heart, but the reality is that we just can’t do no more. If we get urgent sponsors to sign on then we can include more on the list,” he said even as he makes the call for more cash input into the pool.
The award ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 13 at the Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.
Thirty-six (36) high school and sixty-six (66) university
students will be awarded. Over the past 6 years PALAS awarded 384 scholarships valued approx. JA$22.1 million 
(US$180,000.00).
Also in attendance at the ceremony this year will be 23 students who graduated from university and who were assisted on their journey by PALAS.
PALAS
PALAS was started in December 2010 to honour the memory of student, reggae artiste and aspiring sound technician 18-year-old Vanessa Campbell who was brutally murdered in Portmore, Jamaica on November 20, that year.
Interested persons who want to help the children in Jamaica realise their dream can still donate by 7/19/16at www.PALAS1.org or send a check payable to PALAS, P.O Box 5461, Alpharetta GA 30023.

CONGRATULATIONS TO 2016 PALAS UNIVERSITY GRADUATES In JAMAICA (16): 6 Lawyers, 5 Medical Doctors, 3 Liberal Arts and 2 Natural Science

PALAS News- July 6,2016

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CONGRATULATIONS TO 2016 PALAS UNIVERSITY GRADUATES in JAMAICA: 6 Lawyers, 5 Medical Doctors, 3 Liberal Arts and 2 Natural Science....PALAS Goal is to award 100 new scholarships for 2016-17. Funds shortfall will support 90. An additional 56 who met criteria will not be afforded a scholarship due to insufficient funds.....FUNDS URGENTLY NEEDED. PLEASE DONATE TODAY at www.PALAS1.org
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CONGRATS PALAS GOLD STAR AWARDEE...2016-17 PALAS Top Performers (2 of 5) : Ashleigh-Ann Dussard of UWI Gold Star Awardee for University applicants, 3.9/4.0 GPA, 13 CXC/CAPE with 11 distinctions.

Ashleigh-Ann Dussard, PALAS Gold Star (University)
CONGRATS PALAS GOLD STAR AWARDEE...2016-17 PALAS Top Performers (2 of 5) : Ashleigh-Ann Dussard of UWI, Gold Star Awardee for University applicants, 3.9/4.0 GPA, 13 CXC/CAPE with 11 distinctions. Ashleigh-Ann is an aspiring Attorney. She attended Campion College where she was captain of the girls football team and a member of the track & field team....PALAS's goal is to award 100 new scholarships. Funds shortfall will support ONLY 90 students. An additional 56 who met criteria will not be afforded a scholarship. Seventy (70) learning institutions in Jamaica participated from all parishes....FUNDS URGENTLY NEEDED. PLEASE DONATE TODAY at www.PALAS1.org
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CONGRATULATIONS TO 2016 PALAS UNIVERSITY GRADUATES In JAMAICA (16): 6 Lawyers, 5 Medical Doctors, 3 Liberal Arts and 2 Natural Science

PALAS News- July 6,2016

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CONGRATULATIONS TO 2016 PALAS UNIVERSITY GRADUATES in JAMAICA: 6 Lawyers, 5 Medical Doctors, 3 Liberal Arts and 2 Natural Science....PALAS Goal is to award 100 new scholarships for 2016-17. Funds shortfall will support 90. An additional 56 who met criteria will not be afforded a scholarship due to insufficient funds.....FUNDS URGENTLY NEEDED. PLEASE DONATE TODAY at www.PALAS1.org
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2016-17 PALAS Top Performers (1 of 5) : Shanae T. Christian, Gold Star Awardee tops all applicants....PALAS Goal is to award 100 new scholarships. Funds shortfall will support 90. An additional 56 who met criteria will not be afforded a scholarship. Seventy (70) learning institutions in Jamaica participated from all parishes.... PLEASE DONATE TODAY

Shanae Christian, 2016-17 PALAS Gold Star Recipient

PALAS News, July 1, 2016

The Peace and Love Academic Scholarship, Inc. (PALAS, Inc.) Board of Directors selected the recipients of the next set of new scholarships which will be presented in Kingston, Jamaica at the Pegasus Hotel in August 2016. The Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness and Attorney Patrick Campbell of Washington D.C will give the keynote speaking addresses.

This year PALAS received a record number of applications from seventy (70) learning institutions in Jamaica/Caribbean. All the parishes were represented. At the end of this years' presentation PALAS, Inc. the Atlanta, Georgia based organization will have awarded 385 scholarships totaling over JA$21.15 Million (approx. US$175,000.00). PALAS goal is to award 100 scholarships.

It has been quite challenging to raise the funds to support these scholarships each year. In 2011-12, PALAS awarded thirteen (13) scholarships and in 2015, ninety-five (95) were awarded. For the 2016 campaign, over 200 applications were received and 146 students met the basic requirement as stipulated by PALAS.

After analyzing the total funds collected, 56 students who met the criteria will not be afforded with a scholarship due to the lack of funds. We would like to raise additional funds in the next two weeks to bring the 2016-17 scholarship count to 100.

Each year PALAS selects two Gold Star recipients based on their overall performance during the evaluation process. This year the awardees are Shanae T. Christian of Wolmer's Trust High School in Kingston, Jamaica. Shanae received the most points of 29/30 to finish first. The second Gold Star winner is aspiring Lawyer, Ashleigh-Ann Dussard of the University of the West Indies who finished second in the overall ranking.
95 PALAS Awardees in 2015

We desperately need funds to cover expenses for an additional ten (10) scholarships and to support our awards presentation on August 13th. PALAS, "preserving Young Minds for Posterity". All applicants will be contacted of the results by email on July 14, 2016.

Please make a donation online at www.PALAS1.org or send a check Payable to PALAS, P.O. Box 5461 Alpharetta, GA 30023. USA. Thank you very much in advance for the kind donation to the Peace and Love Academic Scholarship (PALAS) Program. 

PALAS is a registered non-profit, 501 (c) (3) Tax exempt organization in the State of Georgia. Any contributions made to PALAS, Inc. is tax deductible.

PRESS RELEASE : PALAS 6th Annual Scholarship Application Opens Online May 1st to June 7th 2016 at PALAS1.org

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  PALAS 6th Annual Scholarship Application Opens Online
   May 1st to June 7th 2016 at PALAS1.org
(High School, University/Tertiary and Re-Awardees)

ATLANTA, GA – May 1, 2016: Peace and Love Academic Scholarship, Inc. (PALAS) will open its online application process from May 1st to June 7th 2016 to award scholarships to financially disadvantaged students in Jamaica and the Caribbean.  PALAS, which has awarded 282 scholarships since its inception in December 2010, was established to honor the memory of then 18-year old Vanessa Campbell—Bridgeport High School student & an aspiring reggae artist. Vanessa was brutally murdered in Portmore, Jamaica on November 20th 2010.© Peace and Love Academic Scholarship, Inc. (PALAS)

According to Executive Director Rula Brown, this year’s goal is to award 100 scholarships and computers to PALAS 2016-17 recipients.  Applicants are required to fill out the online application as well as submit grades, a 300-500 word essay, and extra-curricular activities.  

PALAS has devoted its human and financial resources to help make a difference in the lives of underserved children in Jamaica, West Indies as the well as the wider Caribbean region.

PALAS MISSION
The Peace and Love Academic Scholarship program is dedicated to recognize and honor outstanding academic performances. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to students residing in the Caribbean region. The awards ceremony will be held at the Pegasus Hotel on August 13, 2016 in Kingston, Jamaica.

The mission of PALAS is the pursuit of the following principles, CERPS:
Commitment: PALAS is committed to inspiring pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and instilling a sense of hope in the future.
Empowerment: PALAS endeavors to provide the necessary educational tools for the each to uplift and empower themselves.
Responsibility: The focus of PALAS is to empower youth in establishing goals and following through on commitments.
Possibility: PALAS desires to expand the perspective of young people to make them aware of life's possibilities.
Support: It is our belief that an individual is dramatically influenced by their support system.  Therefore PALAS endeavors to surround young people in a caring, inclusive learning environment.

PALAS believes in accountability, transparency and honesty, therefore all funds will be invested in the scholarship program.

Help us in "Preserving Young Minds for Posterity" by making a donation online by July 7th 2016 at www.PALAS1.org or send a check payable to PALAS, P.O. Box 5461, Alpharetta GA 30023 USA or via PAYPAL. PALAS is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) entity.   Emails can also be sent to peaceandlovescholarship@gmail.com. For additional information about PALAS including sponsorship opportunities for scholarships in yours and/or your loved ones name or business through Partnering with PALAS (PWP), please visit us at www.palas1.org.  Thank you for participating.

ONLINE APPLICATION
                                                                                             
Mr. Rula Brown - Executive Director                                                                                                                                                       PALAS   (Peace and Love Academic Scholarship)