What is the BOJ 60th Anniversary Educational Grant Programme?

In celebration of Bank of Jamaica’s 60th Anniversary and in recognition of the key role education plays in national development, BOJ has established its 60th Anniversary Educational Grant Programme to provide bursaries to disadvantaged youth to continue their education through the provision of financial assistance.

BOJ has established its 60th Anniversary Educational Grant Programme to provide bursaries to disadvantaged youth to continue their education through the provision of financial assistance. Application deadline is July 16, 2021.

Beneficiaries will include students in primary schools, secondary schools and universities. The programme seeks to complement BOJ’s work to promote financial literacy and financial inclusion by addressing the challenges of funding education and online learning. Given the impact of COVID-19 which has exacerbated current challenges faced by individuals in accessing education; this is programme is both relevant and timely.

The deadline for submission is extended to Friday, July 16, 2021.

Benefits of the Programme

  1. Financial support towards educational advancement;
  2. Path to a better quality of life;
  3. Enhanced qualifications which will equip them in their careers.

Benefits for Jamaica

  1. Improved access to education for graduates from primary and secondary schools; and
  2. Strengthening the social safeguards through the provision of more opportunities for Jamaican citizens to improve their academic qualifications.

Eligibility Requirements – Primary Students

  1. Must be a Jamaican;
  2. Must be a full-time student at a primary educational institution in grades 4-6;
  3. Must be between the ages of 9-12 years old at the time on the grant;
  4. Must not, simultaneously, be a recipient of any similar awards, except for bursaries awarded by the educational institution;
  5. Must be in need of financial assistance; and
  6. Must have completed and submitted the scholarship application.

Eligibility Requirements – Secondary Students

  1. Must be a Jamaican;
  2. Must be a full-time student at a secondary educational institution in grades 10-11;
  3. Must be between the ages of 15-17 years old at the time on the grant;
  4. Must not, simultaneously, be a recipient of any similar awards, except for bursaries awarded by the educational institution;
  5. Must be in need of financial assistance; and
  6. Must have completed and submitted the scholarship application.

Eligibility Requirements – Tertiary Students

  1. Must be a Jamaican;
  2. Must be a successful graduate from a secondary school or first year student at the Northern Caribbean University, University of the Commonwealth Caribbean, University of Technology or University of the West Indies;
  3. Must have received a letter of acceptance into a programme at either the University of the West Indies or the University of Technology, Jamaica to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Accounts or Business Administration;
  4. Must be between the ages of 19-23 years old at the time on the grant;
  5. Must not, simultaneously, be a recipient of any similar awards, except for bursaries awarded by the educational institution;
  6. Must be in need of financial assistance; and
  7. Must have completed and submitted the scholarship application.

Selection Criteria

What every student MUST have:

  1. Minimum academic achievement of 2.5 GPA, B average or equivalent; and
  2. Unemployed.

Special consideration will be given to:

  1. Demonstrated leadership skills – (roles at school and/or the community)
  2. Involvement in extracurricular activities – (involvement in social, community and/or sporting programmes)
  3. Merits and Awards secured – (recipient of non-financial awards or merits)
  4. Financial needs of applicant.

The deadline for submission is extended to Friday, July 16, 2021.

BOJ has established its 60th Anniversary Educational Grant Programme to provide bursaries to disadvantaged youth to continue their education through the provision of financial assistance. Application deadline is July 16, 2021.
BOJ has established its 60th Anniversary Educational Grant Programme to provide bursaries to disadvantaged youth to continue their education through the provision of financial assistance. Application deadline is July 16, 2021.

Application Forms
For Adults
For Minors

Primary Schools

  1. Anchovy Primary School
  2. Barracks Road Primary School
  3. Brown’s Town Primary School
  4. Buff Bay Primary School
  5. Calabar Primary and Junior High School
  6. Christiana Primary Moravian and Infant School
  7. Denbigh Primary School
  8. Dupont Primary and Infant School
  9. Glen Stuart Primary
  10. Grange Hill Primary School
  11. Harbour View Primary School
  12. Highgate Primary and Junior High School
  13. Holy Family Primary and Junior High School
  14. Mandeville Primary and Junior High School
  15. May Pen Primary School
  16. Morant Bay Primary School
  17. Old Harbour Primary School
  18. Port Antonio Primary School
  19. Port Maria Primary School
  20. Sandy Bay Primary and Junior High School
  21. Santa Cruz Primary and Junior High School
  22. Savanna-la-mar Primary School
  23. Spanish Town Primary School
  24. St. Ann’s Bay Primary School
  25. Wait-A-Bit All Age School
  26. Yallahs Primary School

High Schools

  1. Albert Town High School
  2. Anchovy High School
  3. Black River High School
  4. Brown’s Town High School
  5. Central High School
  6. Christiana High School
  7. Edwin Allen High School
  8. Eltham High School
  9. Excelsior High School
  10. Frome Technical High School
  11. Godfrey Stewart High
  12. Green Island High School
  13. Happy Grove School
  14. Holmwood Technical High School
  15. Holy Trinity High School
  16. Innswood High School
  17. Magotty High School
  18. Muschette High School
  19. Oberlin High School
  20. Ocho Rios High School
  21. Port Antonio High School
  22. Ruseas’ High School
  23. Seaforth High School
  24. St. James High School
  25. St. Mary High School
  26. St. Mary Technical High School
  27. St. Thomas Technical High School
  28. Tivoli Gardens High School

Tertiary Institutions

  1. Northern Caribbean University
  2. University of the Commonwealth Caribbean
  3. University of Technology
  4. University of the West Indies
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BOJ has established its 60th Anniversary Educational Grant Programme to provide bursaries to disadvantaged youth to continue their education through the provision of financial assistance. Application deadline is July 16, 2021.