I want to express my gratitude to the Committee for choosing me as a recipient. It is inspiring to know that you understand the needs and hurdles that tertiary and post-graduate students face and offer your assistance in mitigating those needs and banishing those hurdles. Again, thank you.
Education for Those in Need
The Scholarship initiative is intended to help students, who attend school in Jamaica, realize their potential and to positively impact their communities. Since its reorganization in 2010, recipients increased from 17 to 276 in 2021. In those 11 years we have given 1439 scholarships totaling payments of $1,435,000. Each student has a Tryall employee sponsor who helps with tracking and accountability.
Beginning in 2019 we were fortunate to award the Wilson and Jean Tirey Sexton Scholarship to an outstanding scholar attending University. This will be awarded on an annual basis.
In 2020 we had 314 qualified students who submitted applications directly to the committee on-line. A committee of 18 Tryall Club members and supporters reviewed all applications and selected the successful recipients who were announced July 2020.
In 2021 we have set new records. In this time of extreme need during Covid 19 and job scarcity, we received over 300 applications from students with a 3.00 average or above. As a results of Covid restrictions , we could not hold our traditional in person Fundraiser “Taste of Tryall”. However , with a challenge grant from Alice Needle and Emily Greenspan , resulting in outstanding donor participation from club members and their families , “ Dinner at Home”, plus the generosity of guests, friends and visitors we are able to award almost $272,000 US to 276 honor students from high school to post graduate level .
Year # of Scholarships $ Dispersed
2010 17 $29,800
2011 21 26,000
2012 28 35,400
2013 36 39,000
2014 43 43,800
2015 53 46,000
2016 60 64,000
2017 76 85,000
2018 130 143,000
2019 180 210,000
2020 242 270,000
2021 276 272,000
Total 1,439 $1,435,000
No in Person award presentation in 2021. Here Sponsors collect awards on behalf of awardees.
Wilson and Jean Sexton annual Scholarship awarded
Ms. Angelique Anderson, a 3rd year student studying at the University of the West Indies is the recipient of this year’s Sexton Scholarship.
Angelique is 31 years old with two (2) children and has been able to maintain a GPA of 3.88!