I am a Caymanian government scholarship recipient and am expected to return to the Cayman Islands after I graduate to pay off my debt via working here. However, I plan on getting married to someone from another country and want to reside there. Is there any other way to repay this debt?
Auntie’s answer: While I am admittedly assuming, I still would guess that repaying the scholarship would not have been your first choice, and that if you could have worked off the amount, you would have. That being said, I want to applaud your effort at finding the honourable way out of your predicament.
I brought your question to the Scholarship Secretariat and they want you to contact their office (you can email or call 244-2482). The eventual course of action would be to send a request to the Education Council, which would make the final decision on your case.
The secretariat representative added, “Ultimately, some form of monetary repayment will have to be considered and agreed upon if the individual has no intention of fulfilling their end of the bond by not returning home to the Islands.”