SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT 2018

The Ministry of Education is hereby informing the public that the deadline for applications for international scholarships, with the inclusion of ALL required documentation, has been deferred to May 31th, 2018 and for local applicants the deadline has been extended to August 17th, 2018. The deadlines have been deferred due to the limited number of applications being received by the Ministry. In accordance with the Scholarship Policy, the Scholarship Committee will award scholarships to successful applicants in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Youth Development Work
  • Technical Vocational Education (Plumbing, Electricity, Construction, Auto Mechanics etc.)
  • Turks and Caicos Islands Community College – Associate and Bachelor Degree programmes and;
  • From priority areas listed below:

Institutions Recommended (2018)

Areas of Priority (2018)

Areas of Priority (2018)

The Caribbean

Turks and Caicos Islands Community College

Mico University College

Shortwood Teacher’s College

University of the West Indies (All Campuses)

UWI School of Nursing

University of Technology

Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts

College of the Bahamas

United Kingdom

University of Nottingham

University of Leeds

University of Leicester

Bristol University

University of Manchester

Oxford Brooks University

University College of London

London School of Economics

Cambridge

University of Newcastle

Imperial College

Warwick University

Education

(Max. Award = $30,000/yr):

Primary Education

All areas

Secondary Education:

Science

Mathematics

Physical Education

Foreign Languages

Education Management

Counseling

Health:

(Max. Award = $35,000/yr)

Medical Technology

Nursing (General & Public Health)

Emergency Medical Care Technician (EMTs)

Rehab Technicians

Engineering:

(Max. Award = $35,000/yr)

Structural

Electrical

Civil

Mechanical

Marine

Sciences:

(Max. Award = $35,000/yr)

Environmental Science

Agriculture

Marine Biology

Horticulture

Forensic Science

Veterinary Science

Technical / Vocational:

(Max. Award = $30,000/yr)

Culinary Arts / Food Sciences

Plumbing

Electrical

Mechanics (Auto and Aviation)

Technical skills (Construction Focus)

Spa Services Technician

Land Survey

Liberal Arts:

(Max. Award = $30,000/yr)

Legal/Paralegal studies

Social Work / Counseling

Library Science

Disaster Management

Estate Management

 

NB: This list is the 2018 approved modifications to the 2011 Scholarship Policy booklet.

ALL Universities must be found to be fully accredited

 

ELIGIBILITY

Scholarships and grants may be awarded to persons who satisfy the following criteria. To be eligible for any category of scholarship, the applicant must –

  1. Be a Turks and Caicos Islander, and reside in the Turks and Caicos Islands
  2. Have completed secondary education at any of the high schools, post-secondary education at the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College, British West Indies Collegiate, or any other 6th form College in the Turks and Caicos Islands
  3. Have no fewer than 3 passes in external exams for local scholarships or 5 passes for international scholarships in (CXC-CSEC, IGCSE, GCE) at Grade II/B or above.
  4. Produce evidence of acceptance in an accredited institution, approved by the Ministry of Education, to pursue a course identified in the priority areas.
  5. If a graduate of the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College, have a minimum Grade point average of 3.00 or equivalent B grade.
  6. If a Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Servant, produce evidence of approval from the Human Resource Management Directorate, through his/her Head of Department.
  7. Submit a completed application form and all supporting documents required for assessment by the Scholarship Board.

Applications must be submitted on the standard application form available at the Ministry of Education or Education Department, Providenciales. National Scholar Awardees must also submit a completed application package. International Scholarships will NOT be awarded to applicants wishing to pursue an equivalent course of study that is being offered by the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College.

Application packages should be forwarded to the Secretary of the Scholarship Board, Ministry of Education, Grand Turk, or the Education Department, Providenciales. All applications must be received on or before May 31th 2018 for international applicants and August 17th, 2018 for local applicants. 

Applicants who receive a full or partial scholarship shall be required to sign a bond agreement with the Turks and Caicos Islands Government, prior to commencement of payment.