15 UTech, Jamaica Students Awarded Gore Development Foundation Scholarships


UTech, Jamaica Caribbean School of Architecture Gore Development Scholarship awardees pictured with the Dean, Faculty of The Built Environment, Dr. Garfield Young (left) and Brandon Burke (second left) of Gore Foundation. (from left):  Kemoy Simpson, . Ashley Madourie, Matthew Hugh, Nickaine Bent, Josan Spooner, Dannique McLeod, and Ajala King. Absent from the photo are other scholarship recipients Josan Spooner, Leah Mundy, and Rahsaan Campbell.

Fifteen UTech, Jamaica students of the Faculty of the Built Environment (FOBE) have been awarded scholarships from Gore Development Ltd. for Academic Year 2022/2023. Ten students were the awardees of the Nadine Isaacs Memorial Scholarship, which honours the memory of the first Head of School of the Caribbean School of Architecture, while five awardees received the 2022/2023 AY Gore Limited Scholarship for Construction Management, School of Building and and Management (SLBM). The CSA students will each receive $150,000 for tuition and school-related expenses, while the Construction Management students will receive $180,000 towards their tuition.

The students awarded met the criteria of having a GPA of 2.7 or better and are involved in extra-curricular activities whether at or outside of the university. 

Mr. Brandon Burke, Special Projects Manager at Gore Development Foundation, and grand-nephew of Phillip and Christine Gore, who represented the Foundation, said, “This is our most longstanding scholarship that we have with any tertiary institution, going back to 2004. It really goes to show the belief that we have and importance we place on finding ways to support architecture students, and students pursuing paths similar to what the business ultimately does on a day-to-day basis,” adding that, “We hope that these scholarships will be helpful along that journey.” Mr. Burke also stated that it was anticipated that some of the construction management scholarship recipients will become interns at Gore Development in the future.

Dean, Faculty of The Built Environment, Dr. Garfield Young, in expressing his gratitude to the Gore Foundation for its ongoing support to UTech, Ja. students, said, “Education of our people – Jamaica, the Caribbean - must be a partnership between multiple sectors of society. Evidently, the Gore Foundation recognizes the importance of cross-sectoral collaborative efforts and has maintained its longstanding commitment to the Caribbean School of Architecture and SBLM over the years.”  He added, “We are grateful that the Foundation continues to honour the memory of the first female Head of School of the Caribbean School of Architecture, the late Architect E. Nadine Isaacs,” noting that she was a great stalwart in the Built Environment both in practice and in educational programme.


Michelle Beckford 
Corporate Communications Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
Telephone: 876 970-5299 
Email: mbeckford@utech.edu.jm