For over 50 years, the Jamaican Nationals Association, Inc. (JNA) of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area has united persons of Jamaican heritage and friends of Jamaica to maintain and promote Jamaican culture and heritage.
JNA provides educational and charitable support to persons of Jamaican heritage in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, other US-Jamaican communities, and in Jamaica.
A major JNA program is its Annual Leadership Development Scholarship Awards to college students of Jamaican heritage attending schools in the United States and in Jamaica. To learn more about this program, click Education
JNA Leadership Development Scholarship Awards Ceremony - November 5, 2022
JNA LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
- Christopher Gibbons, MD, Motivational Speaker
- Six (6) Scholarship Awardees:
- ZEMINI ASTATKIE – University of Baltimore School of Law JD Candidate 2024
- RENALDO FACEY – Drexel University College of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
- ZOE HILLOCKS – Pennsylvania State University Biology – planning to be Pediatric Cardiologist
- REV. NORLENE JACKSON – Yale School of Divinity Master of Arts in Religion
- AKSANIA MORRIS – University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica Biochemistry with Microbiology
- CRYSTAL WRIGHT – The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology, Professional Licensure Track
- Mrs. Nicolette Williams, Deputy Chief of Mission, representing Ambassador Audrey Marks.
- Dr Karren Dunkley Ph.D. – Jamaica Diaspora Northeast USA Representative
- Dervan Malcolm, Master of Ceremonies
- Norma Walters, Custos of St. Ann
- Radcliffe Walters, Custos Emeritus of St. Ann
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Jamaican Nationals Association of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area
Mission & Goals
To unite persons of Jamaican heritage and friends of Jamaica to maintain and promote Jamaican culture and heritage and provide educational and charitable support to persons of Jamaican heritage in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, other U.S. Jamaican communities and in Jamaica.
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