(CNS Local Life): The Ministry of Education is now accepting applications from eligible Caymanian students for local scholarships, with the deadline to apply 30 April 2019. Funding is available for Year 12 students to pursue studies in A-levels and BTEC Level 3 Extended for two years, and Year13 students to pursue studies in Advanced Placement, CAPE and International Baccalaureate courses.
The government will also award scholarships for certificate, associate, bachelor, master and law degree programmes at the International College of the Cayman Islands, University College of the Cayman Islands, University of the West Indies Open Campus, St Matthew’s University and the Truman Bodden Law School.
“The Ministry of Education is committed to providing students with every possible opportunity to fulfil their education and career goals. As the Minister for Education, I encourage Caymanians, who meet the scholarship criteria, to apply because I believe that there is no better way to invest in these Islands, than investing in the education of our people,” said Juliana O’Connor-Connolly in a press release.
Dr Shari Smith, Acting Manager of the Scholarship Secretariat, added her office “is here to assist applicants, if necessary, in navigating the relevant online application, which now also includes a means test”.