Its official, Caribbean Maritime Institute is now Caribbean Maritime University (CMU).
Caribbean Maritime University, formerly Caribbean Maritime Institute was established in 1980 as the Jamaica Maritime Training Institute (JMTI), the result of the collaborative effort of the Government of Jamaica and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway (NORAD). The aim of the school at the time was to train Jamaican nationals to mann the Jamaica Merchant Marine (JMM) fleet of five ships.
Caribbean Maritime University offers various scholarships and financial aid opportunities for its students as they embark on their programme of studies. The university advises that whatever you learn, hear, or experience at the CMU campus you should share with your fellow students. Do not seek to be the only one to get A’s. At the Caribbean Maritime University. A’s are not in short supply.
Caribbean Maritime University Scholarships Opportunity
Caribbean Maritime University scholarships are unique and are getting scarce. We have sweep the internet and local scholarship offices to identify these university scholarships and grants just for you. Unfortunately, the CMU website doesn’t offer open scholarships, therefore here are the ones that are available for your immediate application.
- ScholarshipJamaica Scholarship List
- Sagicor Foundation Scholarships
- National Scholarship Digest
- Scholarship-To-Go by the Jamaica Gleaner
CMU Financial Assistance Programmes
CMU scholarships and education financing assistance programs are supported by the government of Jamaica, individual donors and both local and international agencies. To obtain the available opportunities that these agencies offer, please contact the financial aid officer on campus to get specific details. Our recommendation is to conduct a thorough research online on the previously mentioned options before approaching the school.
The CMU recommended available alternative sources of funding for students who are experiencing difficulty in funding their education are listed below:
- Student Loan Bureau Scheme
- The Jamaica Values and Attitudes Project for Tertiary Students (JAMVAT)
- Employer Support
- JMI Trust Fund
- Earn and Learn Programmes
- Special Assistance Programme
Other Caribbean Maritime University Scholarships
Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF)
Through the CCRIF Scholarship Programme of the CCRIF Technical Assistance Programme, the facility provides scholarships to students at the post-graduate level to pursue study in areas related to disaster risk management. CCRIF provides a maximum of four scholarships annually for students pursuing a Masters or an MBA programme in a number of pre-identified areas (see eligibility criteria) which are available at universities in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada and at eligible universities in the Caribbean, other than the University of the West Indies (UWI). Read more
Caribbean Shipping Association – Monica Silvera Scholarship
All Programmes, special consideration for final year students: Awarded to a student (applicant or returning) who is a Caribbean national from countries with membership to the Caribbean Shipping Association. The awardee will be of good character, displaying leadership qualities and consistent involvement in social/community activities. Read more
Application period: May 1 – July 31
Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP)
To be a recipient of this programme you must be residing in one of the listed communities. Students must correspond with the Institution. CSJP will send a list of recipient name to the Accounts Department who will process and clear the student by the amount sponsored. Read more
Grace Kennedy Foundation Bursary
Programme: Institute for the Shipping/ Logistics and Supply Chain Management (all degrees*) degrees
This Caribbean Maritime Institute Bursary for final year students registered in the Institute for the Shipping/ Logistics and Supply Chain Management (all degrees*) degrees (Port Management, International Shipping/ Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and Cruise Shipping and Marine Tourism). The applicant should be a Jamaican national with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 and above. Read more
Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission
J-TEC’s strategy to transform the tertiary education system incorporates measures to maintain relevance of the sector. As the gateway to world-class quality tertiary education, J-TEC aims to increase access to tertiary education. The Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission of the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information administers several scholarship annually. Click on “more” to visit their website to get more information and to download an application form.
The Jamaica Values and Attitudes (JAMVAT) Programme
JAMVAT recipients must completed application form and ensure that all relevant signatures and dates are affixed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. A list of JAMVAT recipients’ name is communicated to the Accounts Department. Once received recipients will be processed and cleared for the amount being sponsored.
PetroCaribe Development Fund supports the Jamaica50/PetroCaribe Scholarship initiative, which is one of the Jamaica 50 legacy programmes. Tertiary level scholarships are awarded and beneficiaries are supported financially by the Fund for the duration of their studies. The tertiary awardees will be contracted to work in the public service for five years. Go to http://www.petrocaribejm.org/portfolio/jamaica-50-scholarship-merit-programme for more details.
Sagicor Foundation Scholarship
Open to ALL Programmes: This scholarship is available to applicants that have been accepted or who are currently studying at the Caribbean Maritime Institute. Students applying must be accepted to pursue full time studies and have a GPA of 3.0 and above. Applicants must demonstrate the need for financial assistance. Only clients of Sagicor Group Jamaica and its subsidiaries are eligible. Students whose parents are clients will be considered. Team members of Sagicor Group Jamaica are not eligible to apply. Sagicor Team members may apply for the Sagicor Foundation internal scholarship Plan where advertised internally. Scholarships offered are applicable to tuition fees and paid directly to the recipient’s institution. Application form and criteria are available online at www.sagicorjamaica.com/foundation , at any Sagicor Life, Bank or Investments branch or at the qualifying institution or university.