BACKGROUND TO THE SYDNEY CARTER SCHOLARSHIP


The Sydney Carter Scholarship was named after the late Sydney Rowel Carter who was born in Duncans, Trelawny. The third of seven children, he received his initial education in St. Ann. He then attended Mico College, Reading University in London and Nova Scotia University in Canada. Mr. Carter taught in St. Catherine, St. Andrew and Manchester. In Manchester he was Vice Principal at Holmwood Technical High School.
Mr. Carter was a businessman, a sportsman, community leader, Justice of the Peace, Rotarian, Free Mason and co-founder of the Middlesex Co-operative Credit Union Limited. He played an instrumental role in a series of amalgamations that led to the organization of the Manchester Co-operative Credit Union (1977) Ltd. where he also served as a manager.
Having realized the significant contributions that Mr. Sydney Carter has made to the Credit Union and the nation as a whole; the organization decided to offer a scholarship in his honour. The purpose of the scholarship is to perpetuate the memory of a great man, and to help in the education of our nation. The following persons have received the scholarship since its inception.
•    1988 - Mr. Martin Blackwood
•    1994 - Mr. Omar Greene
•    1997 - Ms. Ingrid Harris
•    2001 - Mr. Andre Tucker
•    2004 - Ms. Venetta Swaby
•    2006 - Ms. Jholein Marshall
•    2007 - Mr. Ricardo Blake
•    2009 - Mr. Nicholas Burrell
•    2011 - Mr. Khori Anderson

How to Qualify for the Sydney Carter Scholarship


The scholarship is made available once a recipient has completed his/her tenure. Applications are received between the months of April and June. The following conditions apply:
•    The scholarship is tenable at the University of Technology, the University of the West Indies or Northern Caribbean University.
•    Candidates should be members or children of members of the Manchester Co-operative Credit Union (1977) Limited.
•    Candidates should be attending one of the above-mentioned institutions, pursuing any discipline.
•    Application letters must be accompanied by the completed application form and relevant progress reports.
•    Scholarship will be for three years inclusive of the final year.



Purchasing the Manchester Co-operative Credit Union’s Gift Certificate is the perfect way to show loved ones you care.

  1. The certificate can be purchased for a minimum value of $2,000.00
  2. It is valid for twelve (12) months from the date printed on it.
  3. Adds credit to an existing account & can be used to open a new account
  4. Gives access to other products and services & competitive interest rates
  5. Ideal for the following occasions: Anniversaries, Birthdays, Graduation, Birth of a Child 

Disclaimer: The terms and conditions of the products are subject to change from time to time. Please confirm the current terms and conditions with a Member Service Representative.

This bridal registry gives couples the chance to invest in their future together by having family, friends and well-wishers give cash gifts rather than the traditional gifts of yester year.

It’s as Easy as 1-2-3

  1. Select Manchester Credit Union as the place for your bridal registry
  2. Visit any of our branches in Mandeville, Christiana or Porus to open the account and sign the Registry.
  3. After opening the account and/or registering:
  • The couple will receive free bridal registry cards to place inside their wedding invitations.
  • Well-wishers may then visit any Manchester Credit Union branch where they will present their card and deposit their cash gift directly into the bridal registry account.
  • Well-wishers will be given a gift certificate, printed in their name and reflecting their contribution, to be presented to the couple.

JN Money Transfer

  1. Facilitates money transfers from the Caribbean and the United States
  2. Funds can only be sent directly to Credit Union accounts

JMMB  Money Transfer

  1. Send and receive funds Intra Island among participating Credit Unions
  2. Receive funds from the Caribbean, United States and United Kingdom
  3. Funds can be sent directly to Credit Union accounts

Have an existing loan with us that is secured by Motor Vehicle or Real Estate? With the “Loan Restorator” you can easily top up your loan.

  • Pre-approved limit already in place
  • Get additional funds when you need it most
  • Minimum additional paper work

Disclaimer: The terms and conditions of the products are subject to change from time to time. Please confirm the current terms and conditions with a Member Service Representative.