Frequently Asked Questions

I am interested in applying for a scholarship what are the different types of scholarship awards.

There is a  Full Scholarship

The scholarship shall cover all expenses (including tuition, accommodation, textbooks, airfare and subsistence) up to the maximum amount of $35,000.00 USD. Full scholarships will be awarded for studies at  international institutions. Full scholarships may be awarded only to persons applying for scholarships:

  • Identified in the priority areas to pursue a progamme of study, which is designated by the educational institution as a full-time workload for the academic year.
  • To an Institution on the ‘List of approved Institutions for Full Scholarships’
  • Who have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent.

There is a  Partial Scholarship

Partial scholarships cover tuition and text books payments only up to a set maximum per region (Caribbean & Canada - $17,500.00 USD; UK & US - $25,000.00 USD) and shall be made directly to the institution. Partial scholarships will be awarded for studies at local and international institutions. Partial Scholarships may be awarded only to persons applying for scholarships:

  • Identified as important to the growth and development of the country.
  • To an institution on the ‘List of Approved Institutions for Partial Scholarships’
  • Who have maintained a GPA of 2.5-2.9

There is the National Scholars Programme

Under this programme, the Government will grant the following scholarships up to a maximum of $40,000.00 USD to Turks and Caicos Islander students only:

  • National Awards:Each year, full scholarships will be given to the three best

performing students at the national level. Selection will be based on students’ performance in external examinations (CXC and IGCSE). The scholarships would be granted for attendance at any accredited institution selected by the student for a programme of study of students’ choice leading to a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Turks and Caicos Islands Community College:

Each year, the Valedictorian from the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College will receive a full scholarship for a programme of study of his/her choice leading to a Bachelor’s degree, provided that they meet the minimum eligibility criteria of GPA of 3.0 and above for full scholarship or 2.5 or 2.9 GPA or equivalent for Partial Scholarship or Grant.

Additionally, a maximum of five scholarships will be awarded to students graduating from the TCICC with the highest Grade Point Average in each of the following fields:

  • Business
  • Hospitality and Tourism Studies
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Teacher Education
  • Technical Vocational studies

There is a Grants

Grants may be awarded to individuals who are pursuing a programme of study that is of benefit to the Turks and Caicos Islands. These shall be awarded on the basis of need and available funding. Grants will be awarded for studies at accredited local and international institutions at a maximum of $15,000.00 USD.

A grant is a one-time award in that it expires at the end of the academic year for which it is awarded. A scholar may receive a maximum of two grants.

Distance Learning

Scholarships may be awarded to persons pursuing a programme of study in any field (priority or non-priority) via distance learning (online) up to a maximum of $15,000.00 to cover the expenses of Tuition and text books at any institution that meets the criteria as defined in Appendix VII (see page xv) of the National Scholarship Policy.

Mona Campus
St. Augustine Campus
Cave Hill Campus
Five Islands Campus
Turks and Caicos Islands Community College
British West Indies Collegiate

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