In the 2022/23 academic year, the Development Bank of Jamaica provided two DBJ scholarship under the bank’s AGRIBIZ Programme to two second to fourth year, full-time undergraduate students — one female, the other male — enrolled in the BTech Food Systems Management or BSc Agricultural Education programmes at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) in Passley Gardens, Portland.
Each DBJ scholarship, which is valued at $500,000 per year, covers tuition and other costs, and comes with a laptop and printer. To qualify for the scholarships students must, among other things: Be Jamaican citizens Have a grade point average of at least 3.0 Be full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled at CASE in year 2, 3 or 4 Demonstrate financial need; and Provide proof (transcripts) of academic progress.
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CASE holds administrative responsibility for the programme and has already selected the two beneficiaries for 2022/23. They are: Ashley Morgan, who is pursuing a BTech (Foods) degree; and Allister Gardener, also doing a degree in BTech (Foods).
Morgan is a graduate of Ferncourt High School in St Ann with nine CSEC subjects and communication studies at the CAPE level; while Gardener attended Dinthill Technical High School in St Catherine, and graduated with eight CSEC subjects.
About the DBJ Scholarship
While the DBJ provides funding and technical assistance to large projects, it has expanded and improved its assistance to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) which are widely recognised as the engine of economic growth and development, especially in small economies. The DBJ supports Jamaican businesses through the provision of access to financing, support services and a partial guarantee facility.
The Bank also facilitates investment, by all Jamaicans, in publicly-owned entities through the Public-Private Partnerships and Privatisation (P4) programmes, allowing the Government to transfer the ownership, management and operations of public assets to the private sector which is better able to efficiently operate them.
Source: DBJ provides scholarships for CASE students: JamaicaObserver.com career & Education.