University of Pennsylvania offering scholarship programs for athlete students of high school to explore opportunities.
The University of Pennsylvania is an American private Ivy League research university located in Philadelphia, United States of America provides high school scholarships.
Kingston Jamacia three days visits celebration of Jamaica 50th year of participation in the penn relays:
“This is a welcomed and timely outreach effort,” Minister responsible for Sport, Natalie Neita Headley said in a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Monday afternoon.
“It will allow a number of our student athletes the opportunity of an Ivy League education as they continue to pursue their passion for athletics and prepare for life after active competition.”
The University team which comprise Director of Track & Field, Steve Dolan and Executive Director of Athletics, Alanna Shanahan, Monday, (April 28) met with the Neita Headley at Jamaica House.
“I am grateful to the University of Pennsylvania for seeking to strengthen its relationship with our High Schools that year after year provide so much excitement and entertainment at the Penn Relays. There is no denying the tremendous impact our Jamaica athletes and spectators from the Diaspora have on the continued success of this 120 year old event,” Neita Headley said.
According to Shanahan, the places being offered at the University will not be athletic scholarships noting that “even though we will seek to attract students with strong athletic backgrounds, we are looking for students who are even stronger academically.”