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Help Shamar Continue his Higher Education Journey!

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We’re asking for your help for Shamar Wilson, a native of Runaway Bay, Jamaica, to achieve his dream of graduating from Albertus Magnus College and continue his journey to represent his country as a golfer. Despite his great success in school and in his sport, Shamar is an international student who is not eligible for financial aid and does not have access to student loans which means he does not have access to the financial means to cover college costs like tuition, meals, boarding and fees.

About Shamar


Shamar Wilson is a gifted sophomore. He’s pursuing a degree in business marketing, maintaining a 3.28 grade point average while also being an active member of the Albertus Magnus golf team. He’s a 6’5” tall, naturally gifted golfer who has been playing for approximately 5 years. In that short time, he’s honed his skills in the Hoerman Cup in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean Golf Championship, and the Jamaican Open.

With the help of adoptive US family, Daniel and Michele Simpson, Shamar was able to apply and attend college right here in New Haven at Albertus Magnus. He’s also played various NCAA Division III events during his time here. In his first collegiate year, Shamar was named AMC Spotlight Player of the Week, placed second in the Mitchell Invite, and achieved the Great Northeast Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Week four weeks in a row.

Our primary mission at the Jamaican American Connection, a New Haven, Connecticut-based nonprofit organization, is to advance, encourage and foster the cultural, educational, and economic wellbeing of the Jamaican and Caribbean/West Indian communities in the Greater New Haven area. With that mission in mind, we’re proud to help provide an avenue for Shamar to achieve his dream and we ask you to consider making a donation to that end.

Your Support Matters


Shamar is in dire need of your support to continue his journey in higher education. Our goal is to raise $50,000 with all donated funds going directly to helping Shamar continue his collegiate journey as a student athlete. Your donation is tax-deductible.

As we say in Jamaica, “Every mickle mek a muckle.” In other words, every little bit helps. We appreciate your consideration.

Donate Now

Help Shamar continue his journey. All funds raised will be donated directly to Albertus Magnus College and applied to Shamar's college experience.  Funds raised in excess of Shamar's needs will be contributed to the JAC Annual Scholarship Fund; JAC will take no administrative or other fees from this fundraising effort. 


All donations are tax deductible.


Thank you for your donation!

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