Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Thursday, May 10, 2018—Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, The Most Honourable P.J. Patterson has donated US$100,000 to establish an endowment fund towards scholarships and bursaries for students at the Mona Campus of The University of the West Indies (The UWI). The announcement of the fund was made on April 24, 2018, at the University’s Regional Headquarters in Jamaica during a handover ceremony for a collection of reports, speeches and other works also contributed by Mr. Patterson to The UWI Mona Library Endowment Fund.
The donor will be able to add to the initial investment of US$100,000 at any time and the fund will exist in perpetuity. Interest/investment earned will assist with funding tuition and hall fees for needy and deserving students at the Mona Campus’ Chancellor Hall, and also promote exchange and regional integration among undergraduate students by allowing them to study at another campus of The UWI for a specific period.
The Most Honourable P. J. Patterson, former Prime Minister of Jamaica; Mrs Andrea McNish, Bursar of The UWI and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, with the symbolic cheque for US$100,000 to launch the P.J. Patterson Endowment Fund at The UWI on April 24, 2018.