Lyford Cay Foundation Scholarship for Bahamian Graduate Students

AMOUNT: Variable

For Masters/ PhD Students

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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 undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or
Cumulative graduate GPA of 3.5 if currently enrolled in graduate studies.

Career goal stipulations:
Students are not eligible if his/her career plan is medicine and is currently enrolled or preparing to be enrolled in Medical School.


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

Academic Profile
Undergraduate transcripts, internships, research, professional courses, and 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:

  • Agriculture and Horticulture Sciences and Management
  • Allied Health
  • Economics and International Business
  • Education – specialised fields, secondary and STEM subjects
  • Educational Leadership and School Administration
  • Engineering – specialised fields
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Languages
  • Health Administration/Public Health
  • Hospitality Management and Tourism
  • Information Technology/Software and Application Development
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Marine and Environment Sciences
  • Nursing – specialised fields
  • Physical, Occupational, Speech and Language Therapy
  • Public Health and Hospital Management
  • Renewable Energy
  • School and College Admission Counselling
  • School Psychology
  • Sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Urban Development and Planning

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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.

Completion of first degree at University of The Bahamas
UB offers strong academic programmes and as such, we prioritise scholarships for candidates who have completed their first degree at 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.

Intention to return to The Bahamas
All graduate study candidates must express how their chosen field of study will impact The Bahamas.

Application Process

Three Step Process-  Click To View 

List Of Awards

In addition to the general graduate awards, students may also be eligible for one of the below awards depending on their field of study and other criteria.

Estelle Siebens Excellence Scholarship

  • One scholarship awarded annually valued up to US$15,000 per year.
  • For study in the US and Canada at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • 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 
  • 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.

The Sir John Templeton Memorial Scholarships

  • Four annual scholarship valued up to US$20,000 each for study at the graduate level
  • Two scholarships will be awarded for study in business and two for study in theology
  • Two compulsory short essays are required including one on Sir John’s book, ‘Worldwide Laws of Life’

Solmssen Templeton Scholarship

  • One scholarship awarded annually, valued up to US$10,000 per year.
  • For a Master of Law (LL.M, S.J.D., Ph.D. or D.Phil. in Law).
  • For a Combined Postgraduate Diploma Bar Professional Training with an LL.M.
    • Eligible fields of study are:
      • Admiralty, Shipping and/or Aviation Law
      • Arbitration and Mediation
      • Environmental Law
      • Information Technology Law
      • International Financial Services and Securities Regulation
      • Maritime Law
      • Taxation and International Tax Compliance
      • Anti-Money Laundering
      • Trust and Estate Planning
  • For a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Judicial Administration (MPA)
  • For a Master of Science in Legal Administration (MSLA)
  • For a Certificate, Diploma or Associate’s Degree in Court Reporting or Court Stenography
  • LL.B or J.D. courses are not eligible.

The Shirley Oakes Butler (Overseas) Charitable Trust

  • Annual scholarship worth up to US$15,000 per year
  • For study at the graduate level
  • Recipients are selected from among all those who apply for a graduate academic scholarship from the Foundations (there is no separate form to fill out)

The Albek Family Scholarship

  • One award valued at US$15,000 each year for study at the graduate level
  • For study in:
    • Marine Science including specialization in Marine Biology, Ecosystems, Habitat Protection, Tropical Environments or Fishing Science.
  • Environmental Sciences including specialization in Oceanography, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Sustainability, Environmental Policy and Management, or Environmental Education
  • Agricultural Science including Agriculture Production, Horticultural Science, Animal Production, Natural and Sustainable Resource Management
  • Aquaculture, Fisheries and Marine Resource Management

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