a scholarship for rural jamaica
Turn your efforts into a Scholarship
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
April 30 every year
The Program Administration will evaluate the applications and select the winners. The administrators will consider:
Decisions of the program administrators are final and are not subject to appeal.
An essay of a maximum of 600 words on the following topic is a requirement for consideration:
NOTE: The essay topic will change occasionally.
Describe something you would like to accomplish in your life or a change you would like to make in your community or Jamaica. Tell us how you would go about accomplishing this life goal or effectuating this change, and what obstacles you might encounter along the way and how you would address them.
Grading of the essay will be based on a rubric.
This scholarship is not renewable
The Scholarship Grant is targeted at schools in the Interior of the Island, where there tend to be a higher density of families of less means and opportunity.
The Principal and all Sixth Grade teachers will receive a monetary gift recognizing their contribution to the winner's achievement.
All applications must be submitted using the online application form.
NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The submission of the essay is tied into the application process. The essay can be typed directly into the online application form or cut and pasted directly into the form.
You will not be able to check the status of the application. The winning candidate will be notified by email and the results posted online at this site.
You will see a message immediately confirming submission of your application. The application also gives you a choice to have a copy of what you submitted sent to your email.
The winner will be notified via email and their name will posted online at the home page of this site. The target is 2 weeks after PEP score results are released to the schools. The schools are responsible for sending the name of their candidate who attained the highest score.
Immediately after submitting your application, you will see a message confirming the submission along with a link to edit what was submitted. The URL associated with the link that allows you to edit the application is unique to your application and can be saved for later use. Alternatively, there is also an option to send a copy of what was submitted to your email. If you choose this option, a copy of what you sent along with a link to make changes will be sent to your email address.
SHARING THE LINK WILL DISQUALIFY YOUR APPLICATION!
THE LINK SHOULD NOT BE SHARED WITH ANYONE. ANYONE WITH THE LINK CAN MODIFY THE APPLICATION.
The funds will be disbursed directly to the high school after the program administration has been notified of the high school where you have been accepted. The disbursement will be closely coordinated with your enrollment process, so you must keep us informed.
The scholarship program remains engaged with past winners through their high school years with programs designed to reward high performance. More information is available on the Performance Benefits page.