Andy and Coleen are young professionals and budding tech entrepreneurs. They are first time donors to the Grace Scholarship Fund. Andy and Coleen are co-founders of the mobile app, GradPie (www.gradpie.com), a bidding job marketplace app for college students and recent graduates in search of short term employment. The app is in its final stages of development and they hope to have it be released to the general public soon.
Coleen was born and raised in very humble beginnings in Kingston, Jamaica where she attended Alpha Academy for first form before migrating to the United States at the age of 12. Andy was raised in Bronx, New York before him and his family moved to Florida.
The two believe that obtaining a valuable education is the key to success and is a means of advancement in today’s society, and have chosen to begin their philanthropic efforts by providing an annual scholarship focused on education. The Tallawah STEM scholarship is geared towards Jamaican students looking to pursue studies in any of the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering or math).
Coleen has a B.A. from the University of Florida and recently obtained her Masters in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance from Iona College. Andy has a B.S. from Florida State University and a Masters in Geographic Information Science from Florida State University.
Their day to day industry experience involve working in the Financial Services and Technology sectors. They now reside in New York.
Tallawah STEM Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $500USD
Application Deadline: May 1st, 2016
-Must be a Jamaican national
-Must be pursuing a STEM degree (science, technology, engineering or math)
-Preference given to those who currently reside in the Mountain View/Saunders Avenue Area
-Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student at any college or university in Jamaica or planning to be enrolled in the next 6 months
-Must have graduated from a Jamaican high school