Educators invited to apply for annual DMS grant

| 20/03/2012

(CNS): Organisers of educational initiatives are being invited to apply for these years Joanna Clarke Excellence in Education Award (JCA), and the Joanna Clarke Scholarship Fund. Any individuals or not for profit groups that have a worthwhile positive education programme that needs support can submit an application from now until 1 April 1st.  Sponsored by DMS recipients can receive up to $12,000 KYD for a programme or $5,000 KYD for a scholarship. Now in its sixth year, Don Seymour, president of DMS said giving back to the local community through was fundamental to its business practice.

Applications are being circulated throughout local schools and not for profit organizations and are available at the award website Parties eligible for consideration include but are not limited to teachers, students, Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs), not for profit organizations, government departments and schools.
The JCA Committee will carefully review all applications submitted, and if several worthy projects are identified, they may provide grants to multiple organizations up to $12,000 KYD in total.

“It is of paramount importance to us to visit the recipients and follow up with the progress of the initiatives – my favourite part of this whole process is interacting with the children and learning how they are benefitting,” said Joanna Clarke. “After all, it is about the children. We are always greeted with such a warm reception, and to date it has been indescribably rewarding to see how well maintained the initiatives we have selected are.”

The JCA committee introduced the Scholarship Fund two years ago and is once again seeking applications from an aspiring or existing educator looking to further his/her education or wishing to further expand on his/her professional development. Up to $5,000 KYD will be awarded to the successful recipient.

For further information and to obtain an application contact Tara Tvedt-Pearson, dms Organization Ltd. at 749-2407 or

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