The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation (MCADF) has established the Maia Chung Autism Scholarship programme, which is geared toward assisting a Jamaican family living with the disorder.
The scholarship will assist with the education, training and therapeutically needs for the recipient. This programme will give a scholarship value J$40,000 annually; the first scholarship will be given away in September of 2015.
This endowment is endorsed by the Ministry of Education and will be promoted through its network of educators and is available for students at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of the education system. The official launch of the scholarship took place at the Ministry of Education’s Heroes Circle Head Office in Kingston August 26. Minister of Education, Ronald Thwaites delivered the keynote address and officially launched the MCADF Scholarship Fund.
The scholarship is endorsed and will be publicized by the Ministry of Education to its teacher’s network, via school bulletins consistently. The scholarship is available at the primary/secondary and tertiary levels.