October 2015 Volume 12

George Thompson Scholarship Fund Benefits from Matching Funds

Staff reporter KC Times
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Atlanta’s has benefitted from a matching funds challenge from Spencer’s Financial a NY state financial services firm run by KC Old Boy Noel Spencer.  This challenge is now closed but another Old Boy, Rudolph Reid has joined in with his own challenge of US$2,500.  

In 2009, the KCOBA Atlanta chapter established the George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of the former Jamaica National, Kingston College Football coach and beloved KC Old Boy.

In the first year one student at KC received an award.  

This year, the fund has increased the amount of funds allocated for awards for the 2015/2016 academic year – 50 KC students will now receive awards.

The fund also makes awards to Old Boys attending university and this academic year we are supporting three students at UWI and UTECH.

Each December, the Atlanta Chapter hosts an annual fundraiser in honor of the late George Thompson with proceeds going to the scholarship fund.

Since its inception, the George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund has provided awards to over 105 students at KC and 21 Old Boys attending university.

Please join us and contribute to the fund:  please go online and click on the donate button at http://www.kctimes.org/donation.aspx and select the George Thompson Scholarship Fund.  You may also send checks to the KCOBA Atlanta chapter at 460 Cascade Rise Ct, Atlanta, GA 30331.

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