Applicants are invited to apply for the GraceKennedy Jamaica Scholarship programme provided by the GraceKennedy Foundation. The Jamaica Scholarship is offered ONLY to FIRST YEAR students of the University of the West Indies.
JAMAICA SCHOLARSHIP TO FIRST YEAR UWI STUDENTS
The GraceKennedy Jamaica scholarship will be open to all first year students and to all students preparing sit CAPE 2 exams. They must also meet the entry requirements of the University of the West Indies and the Faculty to which they request admission. All applicants must qualify under the terms and conditions stated below.
The following fields of study/faculties WILL NOT be considered for this Grace Kennedy scholarship. They are the faculties of Medicine, Law, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Dentistry.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE GRACEKENNEDY JAMAICA SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship applicants shall be preparing to sit CAPE 2 examinations and have passed not less than four (4) core subjects at the CXC Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) level. These core subjects must include Communications studies and/or Caribbean Studies held in June the last preceding year (qualifying examination). Students must sit and pass both units of the core subjects
Applicants must be a Jamaican citizen. On the first day of June in the year of the qualifying examination, the candidate shall not be over the age of nineteen (19) years old. He or she must have completed the application for admission as a full-time student to the University of the West Indies and, at the time of interview, have been accepted for entry.
The successful GraceKennedy Jamaica scholarship winner must be a person of good character, displaying leadership qualities, manifesting creative energy, curiosity and consistent involvement in social/community activities. They must have completed and submitted The GraceKennedy Jamaica Scholarship application form by July 15. He or she must present good and sufficient evidence that the requirements specified above have been satisfied.
Supporting documents of the Jamaica Scholarship application must be submitted with the application form. these application supporting documents are as follows:
- A statement and a character reference from a Teacher from the applicant’s High School (to be downloaded from the website and emailed to [email protected])
- Academic Record: Certified copies of CSEC and CAPE 1 grades. It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit all outstanding academic grades (CAPE/ Semester grades) received after July 15. These grades are to be emailed to gkfoundat[email protected]
- Copy of School Transcript
- Copy of birth certificate
- Statement about career goals, leadership abilities, social & community involvement (not to exceed 250 words)
- Acceptance Letter from the University of the West Indies.
REGULATIONS FOR THE GRACEKENNDEY JAMAICA SCHOLARSHIP
Any candidate to whom this Scholarship is awarded shall not simultaneously hold Any other substantial award; or Any award which would interfere with the regulations governing this GraceKennedy Jamaica Scholarship.
The GraceKennedy Jamaica scholarship is valued at J$550,000.00 per annum per student for a maximum period of three (3) consecutive years. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide proof of how the balance of the tuition will be paid if the value of the Scholarship does not cover the tuition.
The GraceKennedy award is subject to an annual review of the holder’s academic performance and completion of volunteer hours. The Jamaica Scholarship is valid for the academic year immediately following the offer of the award and cannot be deferred for any reason
With respect to The GraceKennedy Jamaica Scholarship, the following shall apply. The holder of the Scholarship is required to pursue the course of study for which the award is granted. An alteration of that course of study may NOT be made without the Donor’s prior approval and failure to comply with this may lead to the withdrawal of the Scholarship.
The holder of the GraceKennedy Jamaica Scholarship is required to complete sixty (60) volunteer hours until final year, where it will be reduced to thirty (30) volunteer hours. In the final year, 50% of the scholarship will be paid in Semester 1. The holder of the Scholarship is required to complete 30 volunteer hours by January 15 and adhere to the rules and requirements for the volunteer programme in order to receive the balance of the scholarship funds for Semester 2
The holder is required to adhere to the rules and requirements for the volunteer programme in order to have the scholarship renewed annually. The holder of the Scholarship is required to act as a campus representative for the GraceKennedy Group for the duration of the Scholarship.
The holder grants the Donor permission to use and publish any recorded material, photographs and testimonials of the holder for marketing, social media and print, television and other media purposes.
The installments in which the Jamaica scholarship will be paid, shall be determined by the Donor at the time of the award. The Donor may make changes to the value and the installments as a result of any approved alterations in the course of study by the holder.
The Donor shall appoint a selection panel comprising of the following – one representative from the University of the West Indies and two representatives from the GraceKennedy Foundation one of whom shall be Chairman of the panel.
THIS SCHOLARSHIP FROM THE GRACEKENNEDY FOUNDATION IS OPEN ONLY TO FIRST YEAR STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES. STUDENTS CAN STUDY IN ANY FACULTY EXCEPT MEDICINE, LAW, NURSING, DENTISTRY, PHYSIOTHERAPY. CALL DONOR FOR FURTHER CLARIFICATION. GOOD LUCK!