All Bahamas Merit Scholarship

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Amount: Up To $35,000 / Annum

Awarded by Bahamian Ministry of Education- Scholarship & Educational Loan Division

Deadline: APRIL 30 (11:59 PM)

Beautisca King received this Scholarship. 

Listen to her talk about what she had to do.

Who's Eligible

a) be a citizen of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas;
b) be a graduate of or expect to graduate from a Bahamian secondary school, having completed a minimum of three (3) consecutive years of secondary education in The Bahamas (see note below);
c) be under the age of twenty (20);
d) have a minimum secondary school cumulative GPA of 3.70 or equivalent at the end of the term prior to application;
e) have sat a minimum of eight (8) BGCSE’s including English Language and Mathematics, and achieved a minimum of eight “A” passes, prior to the time of application;
f) have applied to or been accepted to an accredited international College or University.

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Scholarship Overview:  

The All Bahamas Merit Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship awarded in The Bahamas.

The All Bahamas Merit Scholarship is awarded to the single applicant* who has demonstrated exceptional academic ability, excellence in co-curricular activities, has been accepted to an academically prestigious College or University, has a strong ethos of public service, possesses an unwavering dedication to improving the lives of all Bahamians, and has demonstrated a strong moral character and the potential to lead.

Students are encouraged to apply to accredited institutions with superior academic credentials.

The ideal All Bahamas Merit scholar will serve in an ambassadorial role for The Bahamas. The All Bahamas Merit Scholar is expected to contribute to the overall development of The Bahamas by providing service and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of other Bahamians.

*an All Bahamas Merit runner up will also be selected.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The All Bahamas Merit Scholarship is currently valued at up to $35, 000.00 per annum. The scholarship is a renewable award for up to five (5) years of undergraduate study tenable at the University of The Bahamas or an accredited University or College in the Caribbean, United States, United Kingdom, or Canada. Consideration will be given to specific undergraduate degrees whose required programme exceeds five(5) years in length.

The award will provide, in order of priority, for tuition and related fees, on-campus room and board, books, miscellaneous student fees and health insurance as funding allows.

The recipient should maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA or equivalent in the first year of study and a minimum of 3.50 cumulative GPA or equivalent in each subsequent year.

The All Bahamas Merit Scholar should clearly demonstrate their desire to contribute to the national development of The Bahamas and acknowledge their obligation to ensure that other Bahamians may benefit from the opportunities afforded them upon the successful completion of their educational and professional training.

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SELECTION CRITERIA

  1. Academic Merit – based on high school GPA, BGCSE grades, test scores (including SAT I’s, SAT II’s, AP’s, IB’s, COB GPA, etc.), rigor of academic programme, honours, awards and recommendations;

  2. Quality and reputation of the proposed College / University;

  3. Leadership and contributions to school and community;

  4. Candidate’s personal qualities including leadership skills, maturity, independence, sense of direction, motivation, self-expression, and enthusiasm;

  5. Ability to perform as an Ambassador for The Bahamas.

    Note: all short listed candidates will be interviewed by the Selection Committee.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND TERMS OF AWARDS

  •   Deadline: Completed application forms must be properly completed and submitted, with the relevantdocumentation, by11:59pmonApril30th.

  •   Only complete applications will be considered by the Selection Committee.

  •   Notification of Candidates: The Selection Committee will inform each applicant of its decisions.

  •   Changes in Field of Study or College: If a scholar wishes to change his/ her field of study or

    College at any point after the date of the award, he/she must inform the All Bahamas Merit Selection Committee in writing as to the reason(s) for such a change prior to making the change. A decision will then be made regarding the status of the award.

  •   If a scholar must discontinue his or her education temporarily, or fails to meet the required minimum GPA to maintain the award, he/she must submit in writing to the All Bahamas Merit Selection Committee a full explanation of the circumstances leading to the withdrawal or decline in academic standing, supported by documentary evidence. This will be carefully weighed and considered before a decision is made as to the status of the award.

    CONTINUATION OF SCHOLARSHIP

    Each year, The All Bahamas Merit Scholar must provide the following documentation in order to be eligible for scholarship renewal:

  •   An official college transcript after each semester and no later than June 15 of each academic year completed verifying that he/she has been registered on a fulltime basis; is maintaining the minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 out of a possible 4.0 or equivalent for the first year of study, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 or equivalent for each subsequent year; is following the approved field of study; and is in good financial standing.

  •   A Personal Evaluation Report summarizing the past school year, personal highlights, challenges and goals for the upcoming academic year.

  •   A completed Volunteer Service Verification Form confirming the contribution of a minimum of 25 hours of volunteer service to projects and / or service organizations of their choice each year, either while enrolled in college or during vacation periods.

  •   A Cost of Attendance Worksheet verifying their tuition, fees and other expenses associated with his/her study as well as the financial resources, including other scholarship awards, grants or gifts.

    Scholarship awards will be calculated annually up to $35,000.00. Scholarship funds will be applied, in order of priority, to tuition and related fees, on-campus room and board, books, miscellaneous student fees and health insurance as funding allows. Other merit based scholarship awards will be taken into consideration.

    The selection of the All Bahamas Merit Scholar is entirely in the hands of an independent selection committee. If there are any questions as to the policies concerning the scholarship programme, they are to be directed to The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Nassau, Bahamas.

 

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Who Is Eligible ?

All applicants must be a Bahamian citizen.

All applicants must be studying outside of The Bahamas.

All applicants must have at least one academic year remaining, which is the equivalent of two full semesters.

Minimum GPA requirements:
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the time of application, whether high school or college.

Career goal stipulations:

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Students are not eligible if pursuing a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree

Criteria

Family Education Background
Preference is given to students who are first generation (neither parent has completed college).

Academic Profile
Grade Point Average, SAT, SAT II, ACT, BGCSEs, IGCSE’s, IB AP, other academic information as well as work experience and proficiency in the intended area of study.

Field of Study
Examples of majors and career areas of national need:

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  • Economics
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  • Engineering – specialised fields
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Languages
  • Sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Health Administration
  • Information Technology/Software and Application Development
  • Marine and Environmental Sciences
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Career Goal
Matches employment opportunities in The Bahamas in major sectors of economic activity or sectors experiencing growth; labour market shortages are well documented in a particular field.

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Institutional Reputation
The college or university that the candidate plans to attend is well ranked in national and international ranking reports (i.e. US News, Maclean’s).

Financial Need
The resources available to the candidate to support his or her studies.

Financial Capacity
The candidate’s plan to secure additional funding beyond a Foundation scholarship.

Candidates Personal Qualities
Personal essays are assessed along with the candidates overall character.

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Harry Moore Memorial Scholarship In The Arts

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The Nihon Family Scholarship (The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation)

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Who's Eligible

Candidates must be citizens of one of the following eligible CARICOM countries:

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos.

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Overview: The Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program provides students and researchers from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research, in Canada, at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Canadian institution must apply.

The Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships are facilitated through institutional collaborations and student exchange agreements between Canadian institutions and institutions in the CARICOM. These agreements are created between colleges, technical or vocational institutions and universities. Students or researchers, hereby referred to as “candidates”, remain registered as full-time students in their home institution during this exchange.

 Up to 100 scholarships are awarded every year for a total of over 650 scholarships since 2007.

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Candidates:

  • who have obtained Canadian citizenship or who have applied for permanent residency in Canada are not eligible;
  • already participating in an exchange scholarship program funded by the Government of Canada are not eligible;
  • already enrolled in a degree or diploma program at a Canadian university or college are not eligible; and
  • must be enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution in an eligible country and paying any tuition fees regulated by that institution for the full duration of the exchange.

Guidelines

The Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships are facilitated through institutional collaborations and student exchange agreements between Canadian institutions and institutions in the CARICOM. These agreements are created between colleges, technical or vocational institutions and universities. Students or researchers, hereby referred to as “candidates”, remain registered as full-time students in their home institution during this exchange.

Canadian post-secondary institutions

Canadian institutions are:

  • responsible for submitting applications on behalf of eligible candidates from institutions in CARICOM member states; and
  • encouraged to promote this scholarship opportunity to faculty and staff members, as well as to partner institutions in the CARICOM.

Canadian institutions with successful candidates:

  • should identify a single person responsible for the administration of the contribution agreement and another person with delegated signing authority; and
  • will receive contribution funding from Global Affairs Canada to disburse as scholarships to recipients.

Non-Canadian candidates

Candidates interested in this scholarship program should contact their home institution to:

  • make their interest known;
  • find out if there is an existing institutional collaboration or exchange agreement with a Canadian institution; and
  • request information about the application process and selection criteria specific to the Canadian institution.

Selected candidates are encouraged to:

  • ensure that they fulfill the requirements of the Canadian institution including academic requirements and language proficiency;
  • initiate the process for the transfer of credits to their home institution as soon as their Canadian courses have been identified;
  • follow the procedures of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada as outlined by the Canadian institution (generally a study permit is required for course work and a work permit is required for research); and
  • contact alumni of the program through their home institution for advice and a local perspective on the scholarship experience.

Non-Canadian institutions

Non-Canadian institutions are encouraged to:

  • communicate with partner institutions in Canada to confirm or explore institutional collaborations and student exchange agreements;
  • promote this scholarship opportunity through their international offices;
  • identify strong candidates who meet the admission requirements for the Canadian partner institution;
  • provide the candidates’ names to the Canadian partner institution, which is responsible for submitting the scholarship applications; and
  • propose to selected candidates to gain additional linguistic training, academic upgrading and cultural preparedness before their departure.

Scholarship Value and Duration

Funding for Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships is made available by Global Affairs Canada through its legal title: the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).

The Canadian institution will receive funding from DFATD for all successful candidates (students and researchers) in the form of a contribution agreement and will be responsible for providing the funds to scholarship recipients.

The scholarship value varies depending on the duration and level of study. The scholarship value for students is:

  • $7,200 CAN for college, undergraduate or graduate (Master’s and PhD) students for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research;
  • $9,700 CAN for graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a period of five or six months of study or research; or
  • $14,700 CAN for undergraduate and college students for a period of eight months of study or research.

In addition to the funds allocated to the recipients by DFATD, the Canadian host institution may also claim $300 CAN per scholarship recipient to assist with administrative costs once the scholarship recipient arrives in Canada.

Eligible expenses

Canadian institutions will disburse scholarship funds to the scholarship recipient to contribute to the following costs:

  • visa and/or study/work permit fees;
  • airfare, for the scholarship recipient only, to Canada by the most direct and economical route and return airfare upon completion of the scholarship;
  • health insurance;
  • living expenses;
  • ground transportation expenses, including a monthly bus pass; and
  • books and supplies required for the recipient’s study or research, excluding computers and other equipment.

Payment Procedure

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Contribution Agreement, funding will be disbursed by a cheque issued to the Canadian institution upon receiving the following documents:

  • the Contribution Agreement signed by both the designated authority at the Canadian institution and the designated authority at DFATD; and
  • a Cash Flow Statement submitted by the Canadian institution to coincide with the arrival of the scholarship recipients to Canada.

Funds will be disbursed to the scholarship recipients according to the Canadian institution’s internal processes and in conformity with the Contribution Agreement concluded between DFATD and the Canadian institution.

The Canadian institution will retain proof of scholarship payments to the recipient(s) and other documents required as further outlined in the Contribution Agreement concluded between DFATD and the Canadian institution.

Should a recipient not take up the scholarship, all funds, including the administrative fee, must be returned to DFATD through the scholarship program administrator, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).

Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions must be met during the period of the scholarship.

The Canadian post-secondary institution:

  • must be recognized by its provincial or territorial government;
  • must waive tuition and/or academic fees for selected students and researchers, as scholarship recipients must be registered full-time and paying tuition to their home institution;
  • must inform both the candidate and their home institution of any mandatory fees that, in exceptional cases, cannot be waived, prior to applying for a scholarship on the candidate’s behalf;
  • must enter into an agreement with the recipient stating that:
    • funding for the scholarship is provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD);
    • the recipient must provide the Canadian institution with records to account for major expenses such as travel and lodging; and
    • the recipient agrees to have their contact information shared with DFATD, for reasons such as: to be invited to join the Government of Canada Scholars’ Alumni Association (GCSAA), to attend events organized by the Canadian Embassy or High Commission in their home country and by DFATD in Canada, or for promotional and statistical purposes; and
  • will be required to provide qualitative and quantitative reports during the scholarship period.

Scholarship recipients:

  • must engage in full-time studies or research as defined by the Canadian institution (English and French language studies/Linguistic training are excluded);
  • in pharmacy, medicine, dentistry or other health fields are excluded from clinical training or clinically-oriented research involving direct patient-care;
  • must be proficient in the language of instruction at the Canadian institution (English or French) before their arrival in Canada;
  • may not hold any other scholarship granted by the Government of Canada;
  • enrolled in courses must arrive in Canada by September for the fall semester or by January for the winter semester;
  • conducting research must arrive in Canada for the uptake of their award between June 1, 2017 but no later than February 1, 2018. Failure to arrive during this time may result in the cancellation of the scholarship. In exceptional cases, and with prior approval from DFATD, the arrival deadline may be extended to March 1, 2018; and
  • must ensure that they have appropriate health insurance for the full duration of the scholarship, as per the policies of the Canadian institution.

Important information:

  • For college and undergraduate applications, a written institutional collaboration and student exchange agreement or memorandum of understanding between the Canadian institution and the candidate’s home institution must be in place at the time of application.
  • For graduate applications, an inter-institutional agreement is desirable but not mandatory. If there is no existing exchange agreement, graduate applications which involve a new or established collaboration between professors from a Canadian institution and the candidate’s home institution will be accepted.
  • Applications submitted directly by a candidate or their home institution will not be accepted.
  • Scholarships cannot be deferred and are not renewable.
  • Priority will be given to candidates who have not previously received a scholarship under the Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program, the Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Program, the Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship or the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program.
  • Scholarships are not taxable for either the Canadian institution or the scholarship recipient.

Application Process

The Canadian institution must apply on behalf of the candidate(s) by submitting the online application form and uploading all supporting documents prior to the deadline. Institutions may submit multiple applications and may be asked to rank their applications, based on their strategic priorities. A single person should be responsible for the administration of the program. Canadian faculty or staff members who are submitting an application must notify the person responsible for the administration of the program at their respective institution as the institution may be requested to rank multiple applications.

Canadian institutions are encouraged to carefully read the instructions below before beginning the online application. Further information is available on the International Scholarships Canada Application Tool Help webpages.

If institutions experience difficulty filling out or submitting the form, they should send an email to admin-scholarships-bourses@cbie.ca.

Canadian institutions must:

  1. Complete an online application for each candidate.
    • Institutions which do not have an account first need to Register an account.
    • Under “For Non-Canadians” section, scroll down to the Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program and click on Apply Now.
  2. Enter data in the fields marked mandatory, following instructions for each item, or copy and paste it from another source. Note that:
    • the name of the candidate must be the same as it is on their passport; and
    • the official name of the candidate’s home institution must be provided in their national language.
  3. Upload all required supporting documents.
  4. Upon completion, verify the data prior to submission.
  5. Print the form for their records using the print function in the browser.
  6. Click SUBMIT to send the form electronically to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). The institution will receive a confirmation message and reference number once the form is submitted.

NOTE: Institutions will have the ability to save applications and complete them at a later time. Both saved and submitted applications will appear on the institution’s profile homepage.

Supporting Documents

The following documents must be uploaded and attached to the online application form in one of the following formats: .pdf, .jpg, .doc, .docx, .txt or .gif. Each document must be smaller than 5 MB in order for the application to upload successfully.

  • Proof of citizenship: a copy of the candidate’s passport or national identity document with valid dates. Note: a driver’s licence, permanent resident card, student card or baptism certificate is not accepted as proof of citizenship.
  • Proof of full-time enrolment: a letter in English or French from the home institution, on official letterhead, dated within the last six months, confirming that the candidate is currently enrolled in a full-time program and will continue to be enrolled upon their return and providing the expected completion date of the degree. Note: copies of transcripts, a student card or letter of admission are not acceptable (maximum one page).
  • Letter of intent from the candidate: a letter in English or French from the candidate describing the nature of their research or studies to be undertaken and explaining the rationale for study in Canada and for the choice of institution, the program and the supervisor. The candidate must also indicate how the proposed program of study or research will relate to their future career (maximum one page).
  • Letter of support from the home institution: a letter in English or French from the candidate’s instructor, professor or international director on the home institution’s official letterhead explaining the nature of study and how the candidate and the home institution will benefit from this scholarship program (maximum one page).
  • Letter of invitation from the Canadian supervisor: applications for graduate students must include a letter from the Canadian supervisor indicating their willingness to support and mentor the candidate. This letter must be on institutional letterhead, be signed and demonstrate support for the candidate during the exchange period and demonstrate how the Canadian institution, supervisor and peers will benefit (maximum one page).
  • Signed copy of Memorandum of Understanding or Agreement with the partner institution: a written agreement or understanding, in English or in French, signed by both institutions indicating that tuition fees will not be charged and containing any other clauses of mutual interest. Note: a signed copy of this document is mandatory for undergraduate and college applications. For graduate applications, if the exchange is made under a signed agreement, it is strongly suggested that it be included with the application.
  • Privacy Notice Statement: a copy of the Privacy Notice Statement for non-Canadian participants signed by the candidate.

Selection Process

The following guidelines are followed for the review, assessment and selection of applications:

  • All online applications received by the deadline will be pre-screened to ensure they meet eligibility requirements established for the program.
  • Eligible and complete applications, including the supporting documents, will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
    • merit of the proposed research or study that the student will undertake in Canada;
    • benefit to the home institution, supervisor and peers;
    • benefit to the Canadian institution, supervisor and peers; and
    • strength of the linkages to be created through the proposed exchange.
  • Should there be a larger number of applications than funding available, the Canadian institution will be asked to rank its eligible applications based on its institutional strategic priorities.

Conditions

Only applications submitted directly by Canadian institutions will be considered.

The scholarship administrator is not able to provide feedback for unsuccessful candidates.

These scholarships are subject to the availability of funding from the Government of Canada.

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  THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW OPEN!

UPDATED FOR 2018

Please note that scholarship requirements may have changed. The information presented below represents criteria at the time of writing. We encourage you to confirm that requirements have not changed.

Overview

  • Scholarship is renewable
  • Students are able to apply for separate awards 
  • Bahamas Ministry of Education, Science & Technology partners with local and international universities and colleges 
  • Atlantic Canada Partnerships include: Saint Mary’s University, University of Prince Edward Island, Holland College

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Eligibility/Criteria

  • Must be a Bahamian Citizen
  • Must be enrolled in a public senior school
  • First preference given to students who will be first in their family to receive a college education
  • A GPA of 3.00 or greater for academic students
  • A GPA os 2.75 or greater for technical and vocational  students
  • Must pursue one of the outlined careers of national need
    • Have at least five (5) BGCSE (Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education) Examinations with grade of a “C” or above inclusive of Mathematics and English Language (Academic Student Requirements)
    • Must be eligible for a Student Visa/Study Permit, complete all Visa requirements and pay all associated fees

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Documents Needed

*You will need to have scanned and saved the required documents in PDF format.

    • Copies of relevant examination certificates and test scores (AP, BGCSE, ACT, SAT, etc.)

      • Three(3) letters of recommendation:Two (2) from teachers at your school AND One (1) from a guidance counselor at your school

        • A copy of the college/ university acceptance letter

          • An up-to-date official school transcript

            • A copy of the first four (4) pages of your passport or certificate of citizenship

              • A copy of your valid National Insurance Card

              • A valid Police Character Certificate

                  • A medical certificate (Required before the issuance of the award)

Essay Requirement:

Applicants are required to submit an original essay on the following topic:

What does a College Education mean to me? (If you are the first in your family please indicate the value this opportunity will bring to you and your family.)

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KPMG Michael Fielder Scholarship for Bahamian Student Pursing An Accounting Designation

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Who's Eligible

FOR BAHAMIAN STUDENTS WANTING TO PURSUE :

CPA (Certified Public Accountant) , CA (Chartered Accountant) or ACCA (Association Chartered Certified Accountant)

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Overview: 

The KPMG Michael Fielder Scholarship is awarded annually by the Partners to a Bahamian student who is interested in pursuing one of the following certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The scholarship provides financial assistance for undergraduates, from juniors to seniors studying one of the following majors: Accounting, Accounting with IT, Accounting with Finance or Accounting with a foreign language at an accredited tertiary educational institution. The scholarship is renewable for a total of two (2) years, providing that the student meets all the required conditions. The scholarship amount will be disbursed at the beginning of each academic year.

Items Needed

  • Resume  
  • Copy of passport or other proof of Bahamian citizenship 
  • Most recent official transcript with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5  
  • Passport sized color photograph  
  • Two character references, including one from your Accounting professor  
  • Statement/Essay(Maximum of 400 words): The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

Terms and Conditions

Successful scholarship recipients are expected to:  

Commit to working with KPMG during the summer breaks

Commit to working with KPMG as a full-time employee for a minimum period of three (3) years after completion of the undergraduate degree

Sign a contract agreeing to the terms and conditions of the scholarship program 

KPMG reserves the right to withhold the scholarship in any given year if a suitable candidate is not identified.

Scholarship Recipient Requirements  

  •  One must submit an official copy of one’s transcript at the end of each semester
  • One must currently hold and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 (this should also be within your major).
  • One must provide documentation to support the various college/university expenses being incurred, i.e. tuition, books, room and board) at the beginning of each academic year.
  • One must be enrolled at an accredited tertiary level educational institution at the junior to senior level and must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following majors: Accounting, Accounting with IT, Accounting with Finance or Accounting with a foreign language. 
  • The KPMG Scholarship amount will be disbursed at the beginning of each academic year and is renewable for a total of two (2) years.
  • One is expected to qualify and obtain your license as a Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant within two (2) years of the commencement of your full-time employment.
  • One will be expected to work for KPMG during the summer breaks.
  • One will be expected to work for KPMG as a full-time employee for a minimum period of two (2) years after completion of the undergraduate degree.
  • One is expected to sign a contract agreeing to the terms and conditions of the KPMG (Bahamas) Scholarship Program.
  •  KPMG reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship award if one does not meet the requirements stipulated above or one’s character comes under question, and KPMG also reserves the right to withhold the scholarship in any given year if a suitable candidate is not identified.
  •  Should KPMG have to withdraw the scholarship, the parent/guardian who is co-signing on this application form, will be responsible for paying all monies expended and all legal costs incurred by KPMG.

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Nassau: 5th Floor, Montague Sterling Centre, 13 East Bay Street

Freeport: 1st Floor, International Building, West Mall Drive 

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