May 24, 2012
Motorola Solutions Foundation celebrates 5 years of its ACCP-Motorola Scholarship Fund program and ratifies its commitment to the Caribbean
Bahamas – May 23, 2012 – The Motorola Solutions Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions, announces the five-year anniversary of its ACCP-Motorola Scholarship Fund program by awarding 10 new scholarships making a total of 24 scholarships granted. This way, Motorola ratifies its commitment to the Caribbean and to the education of the sons and daughters of Police officers in the region.
The ACCP/Motorola Scholarship Program is focused on providing the sons and daughters of Police officers with resources to continue their college or university studies. By promoting this program, it is expected that students who do not have the resources required to continue their academic formation will now have the opportunity to do so.
Children of current police officers who lack the resources necessary to fund their children’s academic pursuits or other hardships will be able to use this money to continue their education in Engineering, Communications and Marketing, Finance, Industrial Engineering, Human Resource Management, Criminology, or Forensic Science. These disciplines are essential for the proper functioning of the day-to-day operations of police organizations, where there is a need to continue training more professionals.
· ACCP- Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police and the Motorola Solutions Foundation have worked together to assist police departments in each of the 24-member countries to support youth and community development programs.
· The names of the 10 awardees of a third contribution by the Motorola Solutions Foundation to the program for a sum of US $30,000 will be announced in the context of AACP 2012 Annual Meeting.
· The awardees of the 10 scholarships are: Michelle–Ann Segura from Belize; Calbert Francis and Chamion Golding Jr. from Jamaica; Kerry-Ann Jacobs from Antigua; Kerlyn Williams from St Kitts; and Hermon Harewood, Jason Wilkinso, Jamika Yearwood, Lybron Sobers and Ranaldo Sealey from Barbados.
· The winners are able to continue their education at certified colleges or universities, either within the Caribbean region or at colleges or universities that are associated with the member countries in the Caribbean like the United Kingdom, Canada or the United States.
Ellison E. Greenslade, Bahamas Commissioner
“One of ACCP’s main objectives in the region is to take an active interest in fostering the development of young people regionally and internationally. The ACCP/ Motorola Scholarship Fund now has become a key management tool to achieve that goal.”
Matthew Blakely, director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation
“We are convinced that Motorola Solutions, as a world-class company, requires more than just creating innovative and successful products, but actually doing the right thing. That is why we are proud to collaborate with ACCP in a project that will help students to continue studying at college or university.”
Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP)
The ACCP was formally organized in 1987 and currently consists of Police Commissioners from 24 Caribbean Countries. The Association’s Mission is to be the major regional organization to foster and facilitate collaboration and co-operation in the development and implementation of policing strategies, systems and procedures in the region; the development of professional and technical skills of police officers throughout the region; and the deployment of proactive measures to prevent crime and improve police community relations. For more information about the ACCP, please visit http://www.accpolice.org/.
About Motorola Solutions Foundation
Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships, fostering innovation and engaging stakeholders. Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety and education; especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information, on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/giving.