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. 

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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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On this session of  the Caribbean Students to Atlantic Canada Podcast we talk with Beautisca King, a third year Chemistry major at Dalhousie University. 

She was born and raised in the Bahamas, where she attended C.R. Walker High School and then the College of the Bahamas (now University of the Bahamas). She is a recipient of the All Bahamas Merit Award from the Bahamas’ Ministry of Education.

 On top of a demanding degree, this future doctor is currently President of  Dal’s Caribbean Connection, a dancer, a dance instructor and works part-time at the university clinic. 

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Dalhousie University : Reverend Trevor Phillips Memorial Scholarship for Caribbean Students

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Amount:  Undisclosed 

Samara Burton received this scholarship. Listen to what she had to say.

Dalhousie University 

Halifax, Nova Scotia,  Canada

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Who's Eligible

Student accepted to Dalhousie University

Awarded to students beginning their studies in any program directly from high school who are either Nova Scotia residents of Caribbean descent, or applying from the Caribbean.

General Entrance Award Application 

Deadline: March 15

About this Award:

Revd. Trevor A. Phillips was born in Jamaica on March 5, 1941. He received his early education at Kingston College and Union Theological Seminary in Kingston. He was an Ordained Minister at Mount Zion United Church in Jamaica before migrating to Canada. From 1969-72 he continued his pastoral work in Prince Edward Island. Revd. Phillips moved to Nova Scotia and worked at St. Paul’s United Church in Halifax from 1973-1981, and then Sambro-Parkhill-Jollymore Pastoral Charge from 1981 until his passing in 2008. He obtained degrees at the University of Prince Edward Island (BSc), St. Mary’s University (MEd) and Dalhousie University (BEd 1975 & MA Education 1980) Science, Education, Educational Psychology, Counselling, Educational Administration and Supervision. During his career he was a teacher and guidance counsellor at several schools within the Halifax Regional School Board and a member of their Crisis Intervention Team. He was also a presenter at several national and provincial conferences delivering workshops on multi-culturalism, human rights, curriculum reform and discipline strategies. Revd. Phillips was a man of excellence with great passion for life. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed badminton (at Dalplex with the “Silver Tigers” Table Tennis), cricket and jogging. His compassion and dedication to Christian Ministry, counselling within the community and caring for people in need was extensive and extraordinary. His amazing laughter and sense of humour brought joy to many lives. He was a legend in his time. On Eagles’ Wings is an autobiographical account of his life and faith. The Revd. Trevor Phillips Memorial Scholarship was established as a “living” memorial so that his name and his excellence will be remembered in a significant way.

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Lyford Cay Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships for Bahamian Students

AMOUNT: Variable

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2018 Deadline : MARCH 19 , 2018

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:

Students are not eligible if his/her career plan is medicine (medical doctor, this includes students studying Biochemistry with plans to attend Medical School).

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:

  • The Arts (writing, music, visual)
  • Economics
  • Education – specialised fields, secondary and STEM subjects
  • Engineering – specialised fields
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Languages
  • Sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Health Administration
  • Information Technology/Software and Application Development
  • Marine and Environmental Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Pre-professional Allied Health majors (e.g. physiotherapy, speech therapy).

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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.

Availability of Programme at University of The Bahamas
UB offers strong academic programmes and as such, we prioritise scholarships for candidates who are not able to obtain degrees in their chosen field of study from UB.

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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List Of Awards

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Estelle Siebens Excellence Scholarship

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  • Approved fields of study are agriculture, architecture, economics, education, engineering, marine construction, marine design and manufacturing systems

Harry Moore Memorial Scholarship In The Arts

  • One scholarship awarded annually valued up to US$15,000 per year.
  • For study at the undergraduate level for students who have completed or are in the final semester of an Associates of Art degree from University of The Bahamas 
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  • For study at the graduate level
  • Approved fields of study are the fine, visual and performing arts, writing, poetry, as well as arts education
  • Samples of work and/or auditions and interviews are required.

Bahamas Billfish Championship Scholarship

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The Rogers Family Scholarship Fund (The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation)

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  • Preference given to first generation students
  • Open field of study, with preference given to students who are accepted into the Edward Rogers School of Business Management at Ryerson University

The Birchall Family Scholarship (The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation)

  • Valued at CDN$15,000 annually
  • For study in Canada at the undergraduate level
  • Open field of study

The Nihon Family Scholarship (The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation)

  • Valued at CDN$10,000 annually
  • For study in Canada at the undergraduate level
  • Open field of study
  • Candidates must demonstrate leadership skills such as team captaincy, participation in student government, civic contributions or community service

Applicants must also have earned at least a bronze award in the Governor-General’s Youth Award programme

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KPMG Cayman Islands Scholarship for Public Accounting Students

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Up To $30,000 US

DEADLINE: Please note that the priority deadline for submission is February 1st, however all applications must be delivered to the KPMG office in the Cayman Islands by April 30th

Overview: 

KPMG in the Cayman Islands will provide financial assistance of up to US$30,000 per year, up to a maximum of four and half years. This is intended to be used toward standard tuition, student fees, books and supplies, and room and board as needed.

Qualifications

To apply, applicants:

  1. Must be Caymanian or hold Caymanian status.
  2. Should be at least 17 years of age and must have the necessary background to achieve success at a competitive university.
  3. Should have received notice of acceptance by an approved and fully accredited educational institution overseas.
  4. Must possess a High School Diploma and have at least 5 IGCSE/GCSE/CXC passes with a grade B, 2, or higher or equivalent passes in home country dictated by their governing Board of Education or Ministry and/or hold an Associate Degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher from a regionally accredited university or community college.
  5. Should provide their SAT results for math and critical reading scores of 900 minimal or ACT score of 19.

Application Requirements

  1.   Recent full face photograph
  2. ‰  Birth certificate
  3. ‰  Certificate of Caymanian status
  4. ‰  Final cumulative high school and/or university transcript(s)
  5. ‰  Copy of acceptance letter into accredited accounting program
  6. ‰  Total cost of university attendance (tuition, room and board fees, insurance, etc.)
  7. ‰  CV/Resume
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  9. ‰  Two letters of recommendation (i.e. academic or work experience) 

Selection process

Applications are considered on an annual basis.

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Applicants will be required to attend an interview with the Recruitment Manager and a Partner at KPMG. Interviews are usually conducted between April and May.

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All applications should be returned to:

Cindy Reid
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P.O. Box 493
Century Yard, Cricket Square Grand Cayman KY1-1106 Cayman Islands

For further information on KPMG in the Cayman Islands please contact:

Cindy Reid Manager, PPC
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+1 345 914 4325 F +1 345 949 7164 cindyreid@kpmg.ky 

 

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St. Thomas University (STU)

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada 

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These annual scholarships are established at the University of Prince Edward Island in honour and memory of Joyce M. (Hooper) Andrew, by her son Bill Andrew and his wife, Denise. Joyce Andrew and her husband Erwin resided in Milton, PEI. They had three sons: Bill, Brian, and Rollin. Her hobbies included knitting, quilting, cooking, reading, playing bridge, skating, and snowshoeing. Mrs. Andrew was a teacher. She was the chairwoman of the Provincial Exhibition Committee for the Prince Edward Island Women’s Institute. In 1948, as the wife of an R.C.A.F. serviceman, the family moved from the Island to Europe. Several family moves occurred throughout Mr. Andrew’s career. Following her husband’s retirement in 1967, the Andrew family returned to Prince Edward Island where they took up residence in South Milton. Apart from her Women’s Institute involvement, Joyce was active in church work. She was the Vice President and Secretary of Education of the Milton ACW and member of the PEI Board of Anglican Church women. For many years she was a Sunday School Teacher. To quote Mrs. Andrew “Being involved in volunteer work one becomes more aware of the needs and concern of not only one’s community, but the universal community. Action should follow awareness.”

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