J-TEC Scholarships from the Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission
The Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission (J-TEC) is being established as the regulatory and supervisory body for the tertiary sector based on the Cabinet Decision of 1/11. By way of legislation, J-TEC will be a Commission, that is, a Statutory Body governed by a Board of Commissioners (Directors) appointed by the Honourable Minister of Education.
Vision A tertiary system of the highest quality driving national and personal development.
Mission To work with tertiary institutions operating in Jamaica to ensure that they are internationally competitive, relevant and accessible.
The Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission offers 139 different scholarship opportunities for local students annually. This scholarship program from J-TEC is one of the largest annual scholarship award programme for any government agency or private company locally.
The following are Scholarships/Awards that will be administered by the Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission of the Ministry of Education Youth and Information for the 2017/2018 academic year. The Awards are offered to Teachers/Students desirous of pursuing higher education.
Annual Jamaica Scholarships
The annual Jamaica scholarships from J-TEC offers seven (7) awards to qualified applicants. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding A’ Level/CAPE students. This J-TEC award is offered as follows:
- Jamaica Scholarship (Male and Female)
- Jamaica Independence Scholarship (Male and female)
- Jamaica Independence Open Scholarship (any gender)
- Jamaica Centenary Scholarship for Male applicants ONLY
- Jamaica Adult Suffrage Open Scholarship (any gender)
Jamaica Technical High School Scholarships
The annual Jamaica Technical High School Scholarships are awarded to two (2) applicants. These applicants are outstanding graduates of Technical High Schools in Jamaica. The awards are ONLY tenable at the University of Technology, Jamaica.
Jamaica Government Exhibition Scholarships
The Jamaica Government Exhibition Scholarships are awarded annually by the J-TEC. There are five (5) awards available and are offered to outstanding students entering or attending the University of Technology, Jamaica or the University of the West Indies, Mona campus.
The General Teachers’ Scholarships
There are sixty (60) teacher scholarship awards are available through the annual General Teacher’s Scholarships programme. These scholarships are available to students perusing a degree in teacher education at ANY local accredited institution.
Diploma in Education Scholarships
The Diploma in Education Scholarship programme has fifteen (15) scholarships award available annually through the J-TEC. These scholarships are awarded to untrained graduates desirous of pursuing teaching as a career.
Teachers’ Scholarship in Mathematics or Science with Education
The Tecahers’ Scholarship in Mathematics or Science with education programme has thirty (30) scholarships award available. These teachers’ scholarship are awarded to trained teachers and A’ Level/CAPE students desirous of pursuing a degree in mathematics or science with education in the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus or the Faculty of Health and Applied Science at the University of Technology, Jamaica.
John J. Mills Scholarship Memorial Award
The annual John J. Mills Scholarship Memorial Award are available to one (1) qualified student applicant who are graduates of teachers’ college in Jamaica.
Elias A. Issa Scholarship
The Elias A. Issa Scholarship is an annual scholarship programme and is available to one qualified applicant. The scholarships is awarded in conjunction with the ISSA Foundation alternately to male and female applicants. The 2017/2018 awardee will be a male student pursuing studies at the University of Technology, Jamaica in Business Management or at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus pursuing management Studies in the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism.
University of Technology, Jamaica Open Scholarship
The University of Technology, Jamaica open scholarships or the U-TECH Open Scholarships are annual scholarships and are available to two (2) qualified student applicants. It is awarded to students of the University of Technology, Jamaica ONLY.
Emancipation Post Graduate Scholarship
This is the Only Graduate degree program available from the J-TEC. One (1) graduate scholarship award is available for the annual Emancipation Post Graduate Scholarship tenable at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. All applicants must have at least an upper second class honour degree to be qualified.