As a shelter in place victim, I have classified the coronavirus scholarships that are open to applications as COVID-19 SCHOLARSHIPS. I assure you that so many parts of our future will be classified as some version of COVID-19 or “better yet di Coronavirus or di Corolla/Camry Virus” – as Jamaicans, this will surely be epic!
The best time to apply for current 2020 scholarships in Jamaica is now – you are home and conducting studies and everything else online anyways. No need to make any major change, you only need to take 20 to 45 minutes of your online time to review and apply for the following open 2020 scholarships that are accepting applications now until August 21, 2020.
The available top coronavirus scholarships accepting applications now are as follows, but not limited to:
- Jamaica Energy Partners Scholarships
- JMMB Joan Duncan Memorial Graduate Scholarships
- ALL University Scholarships
- Jamaica Values and Attitude (JAMVAT) 2020 Scholarships
- Ministry of Education Annual 2020 Scholarships
- Andrew Holness/Positive Jamaica Foundation Scholarship on the History of Jamaica and the Atlantic World
- C.B. Facey Foundation Graduate Scholarships
- Mission Of Health Annual Scholarships (Dentistry)
- Ministry of Finance’s Scholarships & Assistance Unit Scholarships
- J-TEC Scholarship Database
- Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) Scholarships
- Carreras Annual Scholarship Programmes
- VM Foundation Scholarships
- Universal Service Fund for PATH (USF) Scholarship Programmes
- Gracekennedy Foundation Scholarships
- NCB Foundation Scholarships
- CCRIF Scholarship Programme
- FHC Scholarship Programmes
- Digicel Foundation Scholarships
Of these eighteen (18) coronavirus scholarships, how many of you knew about their availability? Not much I am sure! Well, these eighteen lucrative awards are available and will be closed soon. Take it from me, you are in luck, with this COVID-19 crisis in Jamaica, only you and a few others are aware of these awards.
More Coronavirus Scholarships
Simply put, Less applicants are aware and equally less applications will be submitted – when you apply, you will be atop the application list or one of the few applicants, which intern has increased your chances of successfully winning a coveted 2020 scholarship.
This coronavirus crisis has brought out the best and worst in us. One of the best that I predict will be a major increase in the volume and value of local scholarships. This predicted increase will be partially based on the need of both parents and students. Such needs will arise on our return to school and the new normal life.
I am going to step out of my shell to boldly predict that local scholarship donors will be more incline to donate and offer more coronavirus scholarships during and post COVID-19.
On the other hand, the worst in us, will be the continuation of keeping most scholarships as secret!
Lookout for COVID-19 Recovery Scholarship Awards
Be on the lookout for COVID-19 recovery scholarship awards in Jamaica and for study abroad programs. An awesome scholarship opportunity is for study abroad students through major scholarship providers starting with our Government of Jamaica (GOJ’s) bilateral agreements with countries like Cuba, Brazil, New Zealand, China, Japan and Mexico. Other potential scholarship donors will be through the Organization of America States (OAS), Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships just to name a few.
With our prayers, and God’s mercy, I expect to see hundreds of PEP and CSEC level coronavirus scholarships. These small awards for needy students as well as small bursaries aimed towards low income students to cover the cost of lunch or transportation. I personally know this because, through our not-for-profit (Next Move Jamaica International), we will be increasing this years awards when the coast is clear.
Colleges Will Offer More Scholarships or Discounts to Encourage Enrollments
Finally, this is another prediction – Colleges will offer more coronavirus scholarships and tuition discounts to encourage enrollments. a matter of fact, the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean is currently offer a 50% discount on their summer semester tuition. Online or long-distance learning is one of the most used term along with COVID-19.
World-wide students are staying home and participating in long distance online learning. As a major result of this, less potential students will be enrolling in colleges so the responding result will be universities and skilled training institutions will need to find ways to increase their enrollment through scholarship enticement.
Look out for these and other coronavirus scholarships! Follow your preferred school and be prepared to take advantage of these pending incentives. In due time, all these predictions will come through or they will fall through. Any way, I am sure you guys will let us know here at scholarshipJamica.com.