Thirty-two high school and tertiary students will have their tuition fees covered by the Seprod Foundation this year.
This was announced by Melanie Subratie, director of the foundation, who advised that this was a continuation of the foundation's scholarship financing over the years.
The company said it has invested over $36 million in scholarships over the last 19 years.
The scholarship awardees, who are children of employees of the Seprod Group of Companies, include Grade Six Achievement Test students who have entered high schools, as well as students at the College of Agriculture, Science & Education (CASE).
As it relates to CASE, Seprod not only provides scholarships for students, but also facilitates their internship at its dairy and farming operations during the period of their studies.
In addition, this year the foundation presented special scholarships in honour of former executives of the Group: the Byron Thompson Award for academic achievement and the Dr Richard Jones Scholarship for veterinary medicine.
“I want to encourage more young Jamaicans to study veterinary science, starting at the high school level, as it is an interesting field, especially for those who love animals. Currently, it is challenging to find a pool of students in this area from which we can select a candidate for that scholarship, but we are pleased with the cadre of the overall scholarship winners, who we believe have great potential to achieve at the highest level,” Subratie said.