The Jamaican American Connection Inc.

(JAC) was founded in the summer of 2010.

JAC's purpose is to celebrate and preserve the unique Jamaican culture

and to promote the positive values and traditions of its people . 

In furtherance of the purpose, JAC created the Trailblazer Scholarship.

Please see JAC'S Scholarship Application Guidelines Below:

Trailblazer Scholarship Amounts:

Three Book Awards @ $750 each

One $500 Leroy "Breadman" Maraugh Book Award

Eligibility Criteria

  • Scholarships will be award to deserving students from the Greater New Haven area based on academic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and financial need.

  • The applicant must be a student presently enrolled in a college or vocational school and of West Indian descent (1st or 2nd generation)

  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Applicants may NOT be a prior recipient of any of the aforementioned scholarships.

  • Deadline for submission is August 7, 2020