Applications for The 2018 BGLC Scholarship is Now Open
Applications for BGLC Education Grant academic year 2018 – 2019 will open May 2018. Download the 2018 BGLC Education Grant from the BGLC website and apply. The Education Grant is open to graduating high school seniors and students currently enrolled at accredited local tertiary institutions.
Applicants must meet the following guidelines:
1. Confirmed to attend,or currently attend an accredited local tertiary institution
2. Must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 ob a 4.0 scale
3. Must have acquired acceptance to, or be enrolled at the institution of his/her choice and enrolled for the semester beginning September 2018
4. Provide 2 Reference Affidavits on the form provided
The Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) has established an Education Fund as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, as it prepares to move its offices from Ruthven Road to Hagley Park Road in Kingston.
The aim of the Fund is to contribute to the welfare of children through education and ultimately assist in their upliftment. To this end, assistance will be offered, in the first instance, to tertiary level students in the Hagley Park Road area, in the vicinity of the new headquarters of the BGLC.
The Commission is soon to be merged with the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC). It is expected that the Education Fund will be an annual programme extended by the combined agency, based on the positive financial performance of the Commission. This will allow an increase in the radius of communities in the area to benefit from the Fund as well as the levels of education to be included.
A Steering Committee has been established to oversee the introduction of the programme and administer the Fund. Members include educators, representatives of the church and the business community who will liaise with BGLC Board of Directors on the following:
- The eligibility criteria for beneficiaries of the Fund;
- The approval process;
- Monitoring of the use of funds;
- Establishment of a portal on the Commission’s website which will be used to publicize and accept applications each year.
Education assistance for the 2014-2015 year will target students in the immediate environs of the BGLC Hagley Park Road location. However, it is hoped to eventually expand the reach and scope of the Fund by engaging the support of the clients of the Commission.
Application forms for the Fund can be downloaded from the BGLC Website and submitted to the BGLC Office at 17 Ruthven Road, Building No 2, Kingston 10.
The BGLC Education Fund- FAQ’s
What is the BGLC Education Fund?
The BGLC Education Fund provides a grant which aids students at tertiary level. It is paid directly
against the students annual tuition fees.
Who is eligible to apply to the BGLC Education Fund?
All Students enrolled in or accepted to a Jamaican tertiary institution, accredited by the UCC.
When is the deadline for application to the BGLC Education Fund?
Applications may be submitted starting May 1st 2017-July 14th 2017
How will successful applicants be notified when selected?
Successful applicants and institution will be notified via email by August 31st 2017.
What is the time frame and method of disbursement of funds upon selection?
Disbursement will be made before the beginning of the school term and will be made payable directly
to the tertiary institution.
What can the BGLC Education Fund grant be used for?
Grant monies may be used towards TUITION only.
Do I need a reference?
Yes, 2 are required for all applicants. Referee Affidavit Forms are available for download from The
BGLC website. Forms must be signed stamped or sealed and delivered in an unopened original
envelope. Envelopes must be addressed to “The BGLC Education Fund Committee”.
Do I need a certain GPA?
Yes, successful applicants must have a Grade Point Average of 2.75 or above to qualify for the grant.
Can the award be deferred?
No the award may not be deferred to a later date or time
Do I need a TRN?
Yes all applicants must have a TRN.
Can the award be shared?
No the award may not be shared. It is issued to a single applicant and paid directly to the tertiary
Where do I get an application form?
Application forms are available for download from the BGLC website.
What accompanying documents will I need for my application?
- Completed application form
- Passport sized color photo
- A copy of a national or student ID
- New students must submit high school transcript and acceptance letter from tertiary
- Returning Students must submit a transcript advising of their promotion to the next school
year along with a letter of good financial standing from their tertiary school bursar’s office.
- Two (2) referee affidavit forms completed, signed and sealed by 2 referees. Forms available
on BGLC website.
How do I submit my application?
Completed application package should be hand delivered or mailed by post to:
BGLC Education Fund
Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission
78cef Hagley Park Road