The Peace and Love Academic Scholarship (PALAS) program was established in December, 2010 after the brutal killing in Portmore, Jamaica of young reggae artist, Vanessa Campbell. 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.
|Vanessa Campbell killed at 18 yrs old|
PALAS has awarded three-hundred eighty five (385) scholarships and thirty (42) computers valued US$205,000.00 (~JA$23.5 million) in the past 6 years. Our goal is to award several scholarships annually to high school and University/College students currently residing in the Caribbean region. Please help us to get the word out, thank you very much.
The committee members goals and objectives are to "help in the education of one student at a time". Our motto is "Preserving Young Minds for Posterity", thus have decided to work assiduously and reach out to donors to secure the funds to make it all happen.
We believe in accountability, transparency and honesty therefore all funds will be invested in the scholarship program.