Coronavirus (COVID-19) Scholarship Update

The award of the Young Dreamers Scholarship is still on course to be awarded this year.

It will not be impacted by the important and necessary measures that have been implemented to protect us from the Coronavirus.

The selection criteria of the winner will be aligned with the guidelines that the Ministry of Education decides to use for High School entrance. If the Ministry decides that the results of this year's PEP exam will remain the criteria, we will use the highest score amongst the 2020 applicants. If that changes, the top student within the framework of the new criteria will be the student awarded the scholarship. The essay will be used as a tiebreaker in both scenarios.

As a reminder, applications for the Scholarship close at the end of this month, April, so please don't delay. Submit yours as soon as possible.

Young Dreamers Scholarship Application

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Scholarship Application


Essay Topic

    Describe a life goal you would like to accomplish or a change you would like to make in your community or Jamaica.
    Explain how you would go about accomplishing this life goal or effectuating this change.
    Mention some obstacles you might encounter during the process and how you would address them.

Use the form below to submit your application. Be mindful of the following:

  • Do not wait till the last minute to complete your application.
  • Enter your full name. This is a required field.
  • Enter your EMail address. This is a required field. Double check that you spelled it correctly.
  • Enter your full Address. This is a required field.
  • Enter a telephone number where you can be reached, or of someone who can pass a message on to you. This is not required but could prove useful.
  • Enter the name of your 6th grade teacher. This is a required field.
  • Enter the name and address of Your Primary School. This is a required field.
  • Enter the email address and phone number of your school. This is a required field. The information is needed to get your PEP scores from your school.
  • Enter the names of the high schools that you indicated an interest in attending. This is not a required field but is helpful in determining the likely schools where payment of the scholarship will be made.
  • Essay
    • You can type your essay directly into the form, or, you can type it offline then cut and paste it into the form.
    • Read the topic of the Essay carefully and spend time reflecting on what it means to you.
    • Proofread your Essay. Pay close attention to grammar, punctuation and spelling.
    • This is your time to capture your dream in your words, and explain how you would go about accomplishing them and surmounting hurdles.
    • Be yourself. There is no "right" answer... it is what you want to make it.
  • Submit the Form - Don't forget to submit the form once you are done.

Grading of the essay will be based on a rubric. Use this rubric as a guide when writing your essay and check it again before you submit your essay.


Open enrollment for the 2020 scholarship begins Feb 15th and closes April 30th at 11:59pm.