The Jamaica CCRIF Scholarship
The annual Jamaica CCRIF scholarship programme is open to Caribbean National students perusing studies at the undergrad and graduate level. This scholarship program offers full scholarships to qualified applicants with an annual due date of May 31.
The Scholarships – SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility), is a risk pooling company, owned, operated and registered in the Caribbean. The CCRIF-SPC was formed to serve governments in the Wider Caribbean Region in reducing the economic impact of natural catastrophes. Through the Scholarship Programme of the Technical Assistance Programme, the facility provides scholarships to students at the post-graduate level to pursue study in areas related to disaster risk management.
Beginning in 2014, the Jamaica CCRIF is providing a maximum of four scholarships annually for citizens of CARICOM member countries and/or member countries. These are students who would like to pursue a Masters or an MBA programme in areas related to disaster risk management, which is available at universities in the United Kingdom, United States or Canada or at eligible regional universities (other than the University of the West Indies – UWI).
This Jamaica Scholarships Programme has replaced the Extra-Regional Scholarship Programme, launched in 2012. This program provided scholarships for study in the UK, Canada or the USA. Four scholarships were awarded between under the Extra-Regional Scholarship Programme between 2012 and 2013.
Prior to the official launch of the extra-regional scholarship programme, CCRIF, in 2011, provided a grant to Wazita Scott, an employee of the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH). This was aided her to attend Reading University in the UK to pursue a Master of Science degree in Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate. The scholarship was provided as part of the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding between CIMH and the current scholarship.
The Jamaica CCRIF Scholarships Component
The Jamaica CCRIF Scholarships/Professional Development Programme will help to create a cadre of professionals who are playing a key role in developing national and regional strategies that will lead to improved disaster risk management and increased climate change resilience.
This component includes the following financial aid opportunities:
- Jamaica Scholarships Programme
- Jamaica Scholarships Programme 2
- Cooperation with member countries
- Professional Development Assistance
As part of this programme, scholarships has awarded 24 scholarships between 2010 and 2014 either through its Extra-Regional Scholarship Programme, its University of the West Indies (UWI)-CCRIF scholarship programme or as part of its cooperation with member countries and regional organizations. Total disbursements to date are in excess of US$380,000.
CCRIF Postgraduate Scholarships
The Jamaica CCRIF scholarships will offer three scholarships per year to students entering any of the following four postgraduate programmes of study:
- Faculty of Science and Technology at Mona for a Masters degree in Natural Resource Management (Option – Disaster Management)
- Faculty of Science and Technology at Cave Hill for a Masters degree in Natural Resource and Environmental Management (Option – Climate Change)
- Faculty of Engineering at St. Augustine for a Masters degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Faculty of Social Sciences at Cave Hill for a Masters degree in Building and Construction Management.
Download the CCRIF Jamaica Scholarships program application form by CCRIF Scholarship Programme Application.
About The General CCRIF SPC:
The CCRIF SPC is a segregated portfolio company, owned, operated and registered in the Caribbean. It limits the financial impact of catastrophic hurricanes, earthquakes and excess rainfall events to Caribbean and Central American governments by quickly providing short-term liquidity when a parametric insurance policy is triggered.
It is the world’s first regional fund utilising parametric insurance, giving member governments the unique opportunity to purchase earthquake, hurricane and excess rainfall catastrophe coverage with lowest-possible pricing. CCRIF was developed under the technical leadership of the World Bank and with a grant from the Government of Japan.
The Jamaica CCRIF and General programme was capitalized through contributions to a Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) by the Government of Canada, the European Union, the World Bank, the governments of the UK and France, the Caribbean Development Bank and the governments of Ireland and Bermuda, as well as through membership fees paid by participating governments.
In 2014, an MDTF was established by the World Bank to support the development of CCRIF SPC’s new products for current and potential members, and facilitate the entry for Central American countries and additional Caribbean countries.
The MDTF currently channels funds from various donors, including: Canada, through Global Affairs Canada; the United States, through the Department of the Treasury; the European Union, through the European Commission, and Germany, through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and KfW.
In 2017, the Caribbean Development Bank, with resources provided by Mexico, approved a grant to the Jamaica CCRIF SPC to provide enhanced insurance coverage to the Bank’s Borrowing Member Countries and in 2018, the Government of Ireland also provided support to CCRIF.
Sourced from the official Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (Jamaica CCRIF) Website . Scholarships are for both Graduate and Undergraduate scholarships to study in Jamaica, UK, USA, Guyana, Suriname and other Caribbean Universities. Applicants must be pursuing Masters level degree programmes in areas such as disaster risk management (DRM), natural resources management, climate change, civil with environmental engineering, actuarial science, and meteorology, among others