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S AT April 3, 2017, over

130 scholarships in various

academic disciplines

administered by the Jamaica

Tertiary Education Commission

(J-TEC), were open to qualified

persons.

The scholarships are awarded to

teachers and students who are

desirous of pursuing higher

education during the 2017/-8,

academic year. Students who have

achieved high marks in technical

subjects will be able to get support

to attend the University of

Technology (UTech).

Emancipation scholarships will

be conferred to successful

applicants for Undergraduate

studies at the University of the

West Indies (UWI), Mona campus,

and UTech. General teacher

scholarships will be available for

teacher education at locally

accredited institutions.

Opportunity for teachers to

pursue mathematics and science

with education will be open for

studies at the Faculty of Science

and Technology at UWI, Mona

and at the Faculty of Health and

Applied Sciences at UTech.

CIVIL SERVANTS

Applications from civil servants

must be accompanied by a letter of

approval from the chief personnel

officer, at the Office of the Services

Commission. Successful

Candidates are not eligible to

access funds from the Students’

Loan Bureau (SLB), and will be

bonded to work in Jamaica for a

period stipulated by the Ministry of

Finance and the Public Service.

Interested persons can contact

the J-TEC for information on other

scholarships, at 977-515-0114, 922-

1400-9, or visit

www.moe.gov.jm ,

and

www.jtec.gov.jm .

J-TEC is an

agency of the Ministry of Education,

Youth and Information. The closing

date for these applications is Friday,

May 26, 2017.

Dr Britany Bromfield, who in

2011 received the Jamaica Female

scholarship to pursue medicine at

UWI, said it was a thrilling

experience to have a dream that

she had prayed for, becoming

reality.

“It was a relief that I would not

be a financial burden to my family.”

The young physician is urging

future recipients to mentor fellow

students at the training

institutions, and give back to their

country, as well as “stay humble,

work hard, and never take this life-

changing opportunity for granted”,

as scores of other students would

gladly embrace the break.

Colin Archibald, who is the

father of Najae Archibald, the

2016 recipient of a medical

scholarship, informed that his son

is “doing well, and studying hard to

get on the Dean’s list, and we were

overwhelmed, (with the

scholarship), because it came at a

good time”, Archibald said.

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Scholarship opportunities at the Ministry

of Education, Youth and Information

Dr Britany Bromfield

IGL RAZAI AZARD RAHAMAN

SCHOLARSHIP FOR MEDICINE

Specialist area of study:

Medical science

Course of study:

Degree

Eligibility:

The award is available to Jamaican nationals

who are registered in the first year of the full-time

undergraduate MB, BS programme in the Faculty of

Medical Sciences.

Criteria:

The award will be based on solid academic

performance in CAPE 1 & 2 results, verifiable financial

need and demonstrable involvement in co-curricular

activities.

Method of selection:

Shortlisted candidates will be

interviewed by a selection panel compriseing UWI and

donor representatives.

Amount awarded:

J$650,000 per annum

Maximum tenure:

Five years

Number of awards being offered:

Two

Deadline for applications:

May 31, 2017

Where tenable:

University of the West Indies

Website:

https://www.mona.uwi.edu/osf/scholarship/list

Contact:

Office of Student Financing

Email:

stufinc@uwimona.edu.jm

Telephone:

935-8315, 935-8670

MEDICAL CLASS OF 1973 BURSARY

Specialist area of study:

Medical science

Course of study:

Degree

Eligibility:

The award is available to Caribbean nationals

who are registered in the Faculty of Medical Sciences and

are pursuing the MBBS degree programme and are entering

Levels 4 or 5.

Criteria:

The award is based on academic performance in

the university examinations of the previous year (at least a

GPA of 3.0) and verifiable financial need.

Special Requirements:

Applicants should also submit a

short essay of NO MORE than 300 words outlining why

they should receive the award.

Number of awards being offered:

One

Amount to be awarded:

$50,000

Maximum tenure:

One year

Deadline for applications:

May 31, 2017

Where tenable:

University of the West Indies

NB:

Applications should be made DIRECTLY to the

Faculty of Medical Sciences Office.

UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, JAMAICA,

STUDENTS’ JOINT COLLEGES OF MEDICINE,

ORAL HEALTH AND VETERINARY SCIENCES

Specialist Area of Study:

Must be a Joint Colleges of

Medicine, Oral Health and Veterinary Sciences student

Course of Study: Degree

Eligibility:

1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year full time, part time

and evening students with at least a B- average

Deadline for applications:

July 31, 2017

Organisation awarding Scholarship:

University of

Technology, Jamaica, Students’ Union

Where tenable:

University of Technology, Jamaica

Contact:

Pauline Madourie, scholarship officer

Email:

financialaidutech@gmail.com

Telephone:

970-5219

IAN ALLEN/PHOTOGRAPHER

Members of the University of the West Indies’ Class of 2015 during their graduation ceremony at the Mona

campus.

THE GLEANER’S 2017 SCHOLARSHIP LISTINGS

| TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017