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JWOF accepting applications for “Powerful Women…Next Generation” Scholarship

first_imgKeynote Paula Williams Madison at the recent JWOF conference Applications are now being accepted for the Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) “Powerful Women…Next Generation” scholarship. The scholarship, renewable annually, is awarded to a first or second generation, Jamaican-American female high school student attending college in Fall 2017.  Valued at $1,250 yearly, the scholarship will encourage the recipient to achieve her four-year educational goal at a tertiary institution. Must be South Florida residentsIn order to meet the criteria for the scholarship opportunity, the candidate must be a resident of South Florida, and have a high school graduating 3.5 GPA, which must be maintained throughout the tenure of the scholarship.  Application must be submitted by Thursday, February 15, 2018.Commitment to be a volunteerAs part of the qualifying criteria, the candidate is required to demonstrate commitment as a volunteer in community projects by performing a minimum of forty hours per semester. In addition, the candidate must compose an essay (not more than two (2) pages, double-spaced), explaining why she should be awarded this scholarship.  The applicant’s study program should also include credits in International Studies and/or Women’s studies, if available.  The application material should include the following: (1) the essay, (2) list of volunteer/community projects and (3) school transcript.  These must be accompanied by candidate’s contact information (name/address/telephone/email address).  The information can be emailed to Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) at [email protected] or mailed to P.O. Box 551677, Davie, FL 33355. Application must be received by Thursday, February 15, 2018. The Scholarship will be awarded at the fifth anniversary celebration of the JWOF organization which takes place at the Women’s Empowerment Conference and Scholarship Luncheon to be held on Saturday, April 8,  at the Jungle Island, Miami Beach.  Further details regarding the scholarship and anniversary celebration is available online www.JamaicanWomenOfFlorida.comlast_img read more

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Warriors trade rumors: Golden State sends Andre Iguodala to Grizzlies, clears cap space for D’Angelo Russell

first_img Knicks address missing out on Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving: ‘We continue to be upbeat and confident’ They’ll also send Memphis a 2024 protected first-round pick, which will be unprotected if it’s not conveyed by 2026, the report says.Golden State is trading Andre Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies, league source tells ESPN. Warriors are sending a 2024 protected first-round pick in the 2024 (protected 1-4), 2025 (protected 1) and 2026 unprotected.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019The Warriors needed to clear cap space after they agreed to acquire D’Angelo Russell from the Nets in a sign-and-trade, according to the report. The guard will sign a four-year, $117 million contract with Golden State. Related News Golden State and Brooklyn have agreed on a sign-and-trade, sending D’Angelo Russell to the Warriors on a four-year, $117M maximum contract, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019Iguodala joined the Warriors in 2013-14 and was an integral member of their rotation during their run of five straight finals appearances. He was named Finals MVP when the team took home its first championship of the era in 2014-15.Iguodala took a step back offensively this season, averaging 5.7 points and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 33.3% from 3-point range. Iguodala, however, was still a solid defender and secondary playmaker. Kevin Durant free agency: Star signing with Nets weeks after potential career-changing injurycenter_img That was unexpected.The Warriors have traded Andre Iguodala to the Grizzlies, according to a report from ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources. Kevin Durant left the Warriors for the Nets, he announced on his company’s Twitter account. He ruptured his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals and is expected to miss most of, if not all, of 2019-20.pic.twitter.com/ir4E0dOW9r— The Boardroom (@boardroom) June 30, 2019Klay Thompson also suffered a torn ACL in the Finals and will be out for a good portion of next season. He’s reportedly planning to re-sign with the Warriors.last_img read more

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