Thanks to generous funding, in 2022 we awarded 276 students for a total of 43.8M JAD or just above 300,000 USD!
This year's group was full of wonderful students who managed to excel in academics, while being involved in a range of community activities, despite still tackling many covid learning challenges. The average GPA over the past year was a 3.45, with 10 students earning over 4.0 for the year! We saw many new students this year, with just over half of the awards going to past recipients. 76% of applications are for post secondary school, with 11 graduate students in the mix.
2022 High School Awardees
We are proud to share that Denese Allen was selected as this year's Sexton scholarship recipient. Denese is in her fourth year at Sam Sharpe Teacher's College, pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Special Education. She was awarded highest GPA in the college for 2 years, is a mother of 3 and also serves in various leadership roles for her community.
While I write with teary eyes, I must say I am deeply honoured to have been chosen for the Wilson and Jean Tiery Sexton 2022-2023 award recipient. This goes to show that hard work and dedication, amidst obstacles, have its reward.
Iam indebted to Mr and Mr Wilson
Sexton and wish I could meet them in person so I could express to them how
they have changed a life, touched a
heart and paved the way for a
An extremely proud recipient."
2022 Sexton Scholarship Awardee
OVERVIEW / HISTORY
The Scholarship initiative was developed to help students attending school in Jamaica, realize their potential and positively impact their communities. Beginning with just 17 students in 2010, we have since awarded 1715 students over $1.7 million USD. Currently we grant between 250-275 awards on an annual basis.
Applicants are evaluated based on academic achievements, activities and community involvement by a panel of readers. Each student has a Tryall employee as a sponsor throughout the entire process. We are proud to support a diverse group of students, from 12-57 years old, attending 40 different institutions across Jamaica, from high school to graduate programs.
In 2019, the Wilson and Jean Tirey Sexton Scholarship was established, funding an additional grant for the year’s outstanding scholar.
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
2022 276 302,000
Total 1,715 $1,735,000
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!
2021 Scholarship Program
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 .