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Rissa, Founder & Executive Director of the Grace Scholarship Fund, was born and raised in New York City to Jamaican parents.  Over the years she has ardently worked to eliminate the socio-economic gaps that prohibit many children from attaining a quality education.

A decorated business woman and die-hard philanthropist, Rissa is donating this scholarship to students in financial need that are currently studying Computer Science, Software Engineering or Information technology at a college or university in Jamaica.

Rissa Lawrence has an undergraduate degree in Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from The Harvard Business School.  To learn more about Rissa and The Grace Scholarship Fund, click here.

Scholarship Amount: $1,000USD

Application Deadline: June 15th, 2017


-Must be a Jamaican National

-Must have graduated from a Jamaican high school

-Must be currently enrolled in a Jamaican college or university (in Jamaica)

-Must be currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Information Technology

​-Must display financial need

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