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N 2016, there were 16

applicants from Jamaica for the

Brazilian PEC-G scholarship,

and all 16 were successful in being

selected for the scholarship. Eight

declined for various reasons. One

place to study medicine was

awarded to a Jamaican student who

had an over 80 per cent average in

her high school transcripts. Eight

students from Jamaica left for Brazil

in February-March of this year to

begin their study of Portuguese in

the 2017 academic year, bringing

the total number of Jamaican

students in Brazil to 68.

In 2017, the applicants came

from 41 countries, the majority

(68%) from Africa. Central

America and the Caribbean

accounted for 15% of candidates,

with Jamaica’s 16 applicants being

the highest number in the English-

speaking Caribbean. The only

English-speaking country with

more candidates than Jamaica was

Ghana, with 70 students applying.

The course most requested

overall for the 2017 programme as

the first of two options, was

Medicine (Jamaica was awarded

one place), followed by civil

engineering, international relations

and dentistry (Jamaica awarded

five). Last year, there were 85

universities offering 297 courses in

different subjects, of which 121

were requested.

Most vacancies were available in

biological sciences (117); teaching

(110); nursing (99); geography

(86); civil engineering (76);

computer science (74); and

administration (66).

Jamaican students’ academic

performance in high school compares

very favourably with the average

overall percentage, which was 74.8%

(Jamaica: 77.0%) average overall

percentage in the native language

was 73.8% (Jamaica: 78.0%).

THINGS TO NOTE

There are several things to be

borne in mind when applying for

the PEC-G Brazilian scholarship:

a)You have two options of subject.

The chance of being selected is

greater if you choose a less popular

subject as your first choice.

b)The first year is the study of

Portuguese, and this may be in a

university different from your

degree course.

c) If applying for medicine, your

average must be above 80%, overall.

d)Only tuition is covered.

Financial support of US$400 per

month is recommended for living

expenses. A financial sponsor or

sponsors must be named.

This year, applications for the

PEC-G 2018 scholarship should be

made from May 15 to July 17, 2017,

at the Embassy of Brazil, 23

Millsborough Crescent, Kingston 6.

Tel: 978-8608, ext. 5221. Email:

cultural.kingston@gmail.com

or

cultural.kingston@itamaraty.gov.br

Jamaica’s performance in PEC-G 2017

CONTRIBUTED

Ambassador Carlos den Hartog, Brazilian ambassador in Kingston, with some recipients of the

PEC-G (Brazil Undergraduate Programme) students who took part in an orientation session at

the Embassy of Brazil in January 2017.

GORE DEVELOPMENTS LTD

Specialist area of study:

School of Building and Land

Management

Course of study:

Diploma

Eligibility:

3rd year Construction Management students

Number of awards being offered:

One

Deadline for applications:

July 31, 2017

Organisation awarding scholarship:

Gore Developments Ltd

Where tenable:

University of Technology, Jamaica

Contact:

Pauline Madourie, scholarship officer

Email:

financialaidutech@gmail.com

Telephone:

970-5219

GORE DEVELOPMENTS LTD (NADINE ISAACS MEMORIAL)

Specialist area of study:

Caribbean School of Architecture

Course of study:

Degree

Eligibility:

4th-year students

Number of awards being offered:

One

Deadline for applications:

July 31, 2017

Organisation awarding scholarship:

Gore Developments Ltd

Where tenable:

University of Technology, Jamaica

Contact:

Pauline Madourie, scholarship officer

Email:

financialaidutech@gmail.com

Telephone:

970-5219

GREGORY LLOYD PRINCE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

AWARD FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND SOCIAL SERVICE

Specialist area of study:

Urban and Regional Planning

Course of study:

Degree

Eligibility:

3rd-4th year student with a 3.05 GPA

Amount awarded:

Material Aid $30,000

Number of awards being offered:

Two

Deadline for applications:

July 31, 2017

Organisation awarding scholarship:

Gregory Lloyd Prince

Educational Foundation

Where tenable:

University of Technology, Jamaica

Contact:

Pauline Madourie, scholarship officer

Email:

financialaidutech@gmail.com

Telephone:

970-5219

JAMAICA DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION LTD (EUSTACE BIRD

MEMORIAL)

Specialist area of study:

School of Building and Land

Management-Construction Management/Construction

Engineering

Course of study:

Diploma/Degree

Eligibility:

3rd year Diploma IN Construction Management

or 4th year degree in Construction Engineering

Age:

Under 25

Amount awarded:

$75,000

Number of awards being offered

: One

Deadline for applications

: July 31, 2017

Organisation awarding Scholarship

: Jamaica Developers

Association Ltd

Where tenable:

University of Technology, Jamaica

Contact:

Pauline Madourie, scholarship officer

Email:

financialaidutech@gmail.com

Telephone:

970-5219

JN FOUNDATION

Specialist area of study:

Architecture, Building and Land

Management

Course of study:

Degree

Eligibility:

Minimum of 3.3 PA and a must be a JN Account

holder

Number of awards being offered

: One

Deadline for applications

: July 31, 2017

Organisation awarding scholarship

: Jamaica National

Foundation

Where tenable:

University of Technology, Jamaica

Contact:

Pauline Madourie, scholarship officer

Email:

financialaidutech@gmail.com

Telephone:

970-5219

Students from the Edwin Allen High School in

Clarendon celebrate their Girls’ Champs victory in

the town of Frankfield in April.

THE GLEANER’S 2017 SCHOLARSHIP LISTINGS

| TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017