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

PALAS Application

  PALAS 6th Annual Scholarship Application Opens Online
   May 1st to June 7th 2016 at
(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.

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 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 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  Thank you for participating.

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

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