Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley Memorial Scholarship

      The Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley Memorial Scholarship is awarded primarily to deserving students of the Performing or Language Arts, in honor of Jamaica’s late Cultural Ambassador, the Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley, OJ, OBE, D. Litt., to ensure that her legacy will be continued throughout future generations.

      Since its inception in 2006, scholarships in the amount of $1,000 -$2,500 have been awarded to students of the Edna Manley College (Jamaica) and the Broward College (USA) and to date, $25,000 (21 scholarships ) has been disbursed.

     The scholarships are funded primarily from generous donations made at the annual LB-C Reading Festivals and as Miss Lou would say –“Every Mickle Meck a Muckle” / “One-One Coco full basket”. Your generous contributions will be greatly appreciated and ensure that these students get the help they need, in achieving their goals. Checks are made out to the Louise Bennett-Coverley (LB-C) Heritage Council, or click on our "Donate" button.

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Victoria Taffe is the Louise Bennett-Coverley Heritage Council Scholarship Winner 2020/21.


Victoria is a vocal student at the School of Music - Edna Manley College of the visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica. Victoria – stage name Tori Love- is a member of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and was a part of the School of Music’s Honors Recital for two consecutive years. The Honors Recital is a competition that ends in a showcase of the school’s best soloists for that year.