Scholarships for Jamaicans 2013-14
Primary and Secondary School
- is an engine for community development and was founded in 1994 by Gary M. Williams on the principle of creating opportunities through empowerment and wide-ranging social development programs. COJO is a nonprofit organization that seeks to undertake projects of support and to give relief to disadvantaged children in Jamaica.
- Each year the Foundation contributes millions of dollars in scholarships and bursaries to individuals who need financial assistance or who excel in academic performance. The following scholarships are awarded annually:
- Scotiabank Jamaica Foundation Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) Scholarships
- Bursaries – Each year the Foundation awards 100 bursaries to high school students to assist with their CXC examinations fees. Bursaries are also awarded to needy students at the University of the West Indies and the University of Technology.
Opportunities for study in Cuba at the B.Sc. degree level are available as under The Cuba/Jamaica Bilateral Programme; and and The Cuba/CARICOM Scholarship Programme. The Government of Cuba offers scholarship opportunities at the undergraduate level in the fields of:
- Medicine, Information Technology, Dentistry, Accounting, Biochemistry, Engineering (all areas), Agronomy, Telecommunications Architecture, Pharmacy, Nursing (Certificate level and Degree)
The programs are usually advertised between February and March each year for studies commencing in September of that same year. Candidates should be between the ages of 18 and 25 years and have at least two ‘A’ levels in the field related to the course of study they wish to pursue. Prior knowledge of Spanish is an important asset. The study programme is five to six years long and the first year is usually devoted to Language study.
- A stipend from the Cuban Government which has to be supplemented
- Medical care
NEWS UPDATE – June 2012 – Five Jamaicans Receive Medical Scholarships from Cuba
- a registered non-profit organization committed to identifying and responding to the needs of the Caribbean/African community.This includes community outreach as well as responding to the educational needs of this community through the establishment of a Scholarship Program.The purpose of the Scholarship Program is therefore to provide financial assistance to worthy students from the Caribbean/African community, who are pursuing post-secondary studies in Ontario Universities/Colleges.
The mission of the Tertiary Unit is to ensure that the tertiary system is administered in an efficient and cost-effective manner so that the manpower needs of the country are met.
In fulfillment of this mission, the unit performs the following functions:
- Participates in planning for all levels of the system.
- Supervises the system through visits and attendance at Board meetings.
- Manages the budget for all tertiary institutions.
- Makes provisions for scholarships and boarding grants at the tertiary level.
- Administers a Teacher Exchange Programme.
- Represents the MOEYC on all boards at the tertiary level.
- Approves appointments for all staff in tertiary level institutions.
- Niagara College, Canada is committed to increasing the opportunities for international students to study at our college. Situated in the famous Region of Niagara, Niagara College, Canada offers over 50 different program at two unique campuses. Students from over fifty countries study at Niagara College every year.
- In collaboration with the Jamaica Ministry of Industry and Tourism, Niagara College is offering two Tuition Entry Scholarships to Jamaican citizens for the 4- year Bachelor of Applied Business – Hospitality Operations Management applied degree program.
This tuition scholarship includes:
- Tuition of approximately US$8,000 for the first year
- Approximately US$1,000 per year for the balance of the program (based on a minimum 80% overall average in the previous year)
- Students can obtain paid co-op work positions for 5 months between academic years
Each year the Foundation contributes millions of dollars in scholarships and bursaries to individuals who need financial assistance or who excel in academic performance. The following scholarships are awarded annually:
- Scotiabank Jamaica Foundation Open Scholarship In Medical Technology Northern Caribbean University (NCU)
- Scotiabank Jamaica Foundation Open Scholarship University Of Technology
- Scotiabank Jamaica Foundation Open Scholarship The University Of The West Indies, Mona Campus
- Scotiabank Jamaica Foundation Sir Alister Mcintyre Scholarship
- International Scholarship Program for the Caribbean (3). $100,000 ($25,000 x 4 years). Citizen of the Caribbean. To renew — maintain high academic standing (7.8 on a 9-point York scale) in each academic year at York
- International “Circle of Scholars” Scholarship program for the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America or South America (5). $10,000 (first year of study) Citizen of the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, or South America. Preference given to those living in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, or South America
- aimed at the leaders of tomorrow. They are highly competitive and limited in number. Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate not only an outstanding academic record, but also notable contributions in their field. The committee will also look for evidence of clear personal objectives and a commitment to making an impact on the wider stage.
- Candidates are strongly advised to make a formal application for a university place direct to the institution of their choice as soon as possible. Confirmation by an applicant of his/her placement at a British university is considered an asset by the selection committee at any stage of the selection process.
- Each year we award 4-6 chevening scholarships to Jamaican students for Masters level study in the UK. This is usually advertised in the media in either October or November.
- THE Brazilian Embassy is now accepting applications from Jamaican students for scholarships to pursue undergraduate studies.
- Students are required to stand the cost of their travel to and from Brazil, as well as the cost of their room and board in the first two years. However, after the second year, students requiring financial aid may apply for one of two scholarships through the Ministry of Education in Brazil.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years old and no older than 23 years old to qualify for the scholarship. They must also have completed secondary education in Jamaica, with a grade average of at least 60 per cent in the last three years of school. In addition, they should have a minimum final grade of 60 per cent in mathematics and in subjects related to the course to be pursued.
- The deadline for the submission of applications is June 19, at the embassy’s offices in New Kingston.
- Tenable at the University of Oxford to be awarded to candidates from the Commonwealth Caribbean as follows: The Jamaica Rhodes Scholarships, available to candidates from Jamaica only. Two Commonwealth Caribbean Scholarships, available as follows: To all candidates, excluding Jamaicans; To all candidates, including Jamaicans.
- After election, a successful candidate has still, however, to be found a place at an Oxford College. There is no guarantee of a place and the award of the scholarship is not confirmed by the Rhodes Trustees until the Scholar-Elect has been accepted for admission by the College
- The Rhodes Trustees will pay all University and college fees, exclusive of board and lodging, direct to the college concerned. The Scholar will receive a personal allowance of no less that £14,000* every two years, which is expected to take care of board and lodging and other maintenance costs.
- The Trust will assist the Scholar to meet such travel expenses as incurred to and from Oxford, provided a letter of explanation how travel is being arranged is addressed directly to the Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford for his consideration.
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