A total of 250 students from 30 tertiary institutions across the island have benefited from education grants provided by the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC).
The recipients were selected from a pool of 590 applicants, who submitted essays exploring the challenges relating to the industry, including the influence and impact of gambling advertising on the Jamaican youth.
Special awards were given to the top 10 students with the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) and the best essays.
Speaking at a meet and greet event at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge, University of the West Indies (UWI) recently, Executive Director at the BGLC, Vitus Evans, said that the entity implemented the grant programme “because we understand the financial challenges many students face within the course of their education.”
He encouraged the students to make good use of their studies in order to contribute to national development.