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Tertiary Scholarships for 2017-2018

Sunday, May 14, 2017

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CCRIF Scholarship ProgrammeProvides scholarships to citizens of Caricom or CCRIF member countries to pursue a master's degree in hazard/disaster-related disciplines at Caribbean universities (other than The UWI), as well as institutions in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. Visit

Applications accepted from March 1 - May 22.

International Seabed Authority At-Sea Exploration Training Programme 2018

The Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), in accordance with its exploration contract for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts with the International Seabed Authority, is offering four at-sea training places for candidates from developing States within its 2018 training programme.

The programme aims to provide on-board work and investigative techniques for cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts by developing investigative planning skills, on-board work experience and data analysis and interpretation skills. The programme is planned for May - June, 2018 for a duration of 40 days. Applications should be submitted by email, in one of the official languages of the International Seabed Authority to by May 26, 2017.

JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation

The total to be expended for 2017-2018 is upward of $7 million, including $1.75 million in new awards. A portion of the award is to be allocated to support programmes in the creative arts at Edna Manley School of the Visual and Performing Arts and journalism at Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication. Criteria, etc, can be accessed via

Application deadline: May 31

CCRIF-UWI Scholarship Programme

Provides scholarships to citizens of Caricom or CCRIF member countries for undergraduate and postgraduate study at The UWI in fields such as natural resource management, climate change, meteorology, geography/geology, and civil/environmental engineering. Visit Application deadline for undergraduate programmes: May 31, 2017. Application deadline for graduate programmes: June 5, 2017.

Provides opportunities for university graduates who are citizens of Caricom or CCRIF member countries, who have specialised in the areas of disaster risk management, environmental management, actuarial science, geography, climate studies, and other similar areas to be assigned to national and regional organisations for practical work assignments

BGLC Education Grant

The Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) awards cash grants, which is paid towards tuition costs, to students just entering or those continuing to the next year of their studies at a tertiary institution in Jamaica.

Details and application requirements and forms are available for download at the BGLC's website at

Application deadline: July 14

GraceKennedy Foundation

The foundation will provide over $20 million to students studying at the tertiary level. The scholarship period opened May 1 and will close in July. Qualifying criteria and application details are listed on

Application deadline: July 15

Open to British men under the age of 21 of Caribbean descent.

Tenable at Brunel University, London, specifically Brunel Business School, the Department of Economics and Finance, the College of Engineering, Design and PhysicalSciences, or the College of Health and Life Sciences. Contact: Dr Dwain Neil, The Reach Society, at

Application deadline: August 31, 2017.




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