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Diallo Rabain, Minister of Education (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

The application period for government scholarships is open, with eligible students urged to apply.

Diallo Rabain, the Minister of Education, said the application period for the Ministry of Education Scholarships and Awards would last until April 17.

“The Bermuda Government recognises the importance of providing our people with opportunities and how they play an integral part in the continued development and success of Bermuda,” Mr Rabain said.

“The Ministry of Education Scholarships and Awards demonstrates our commitment to supporting Bermudian students and their ability to pursue post-secondary education.”

Students must apply online at www.bermudascholarships.com, and no late applications will be accepted.

Wide range of scholarships available

The Ministry of Education highlighted 11 scholarships available for eligible students in the upcoming application period.

· The Minister’s Achievement Scholarship helps high-achieving graduating students of CedarBridge Academy and The Berkeley Institute attend overseas post-secondary education.

· The Minister’s Exceptional Student Award for graduating students or school leavers with disabilities for local or overseas post-secondary study. Persons with disabilities up to the age of 25 who may be working, volunteering, or already attending college or university are eligible to apply.

· The Minister’s Technical and Vocational Award for public school graduates for local or overseas post-secondary study.

· The Minister’s Applied Science Scholarship for graduating public senior school students who attended the Applied Technology Dual Enrolment Diploma Programme with Bermuda College and who plan to continue the programme to obtain an associate’s degree or certificate.

· The Further Education Award for current college or university students with sophomore standing for continued post-secondary study. Awards will also be given to students pursuing or attending postgraduate study.

· The Non-Traditional Student Award for persons aged 25 and over pursuing post-secondary study.

· The Teacher Education Scholarship for current college or university students for study of selected subjects and/or areas of teaching needed in the Bermuda Public School System. Applicants must graduate, complete their Teaching Practicum, and obtain a BEC Licence within three years of receiving this award.

· The Bermuda Government Scholarship for well-rounded graduating senior school or college or university students up to the age of 25 who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.

· The University of the West Indies Scholarship provides funding for up to three years for either undergrad or postgraduate students.

· The College Promise Programme provides public high school graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher the opportunity to attend The Bermuda College tuition-free.

· The Bermuda College Book Award provides funding for books for Bermuda College students in financial need.

Anyone with questions about the scholarships is invited to e-mail scholarships@moed.bm. Those who encounter a challenge uploading files are urged to utilise the help feature on the website before contacting the Ministry of Education.

Mr Rabain added: “Despite the challenging economic times, our scholarships and awards budget has steadily increased to the $1.4 million we see today.

“To every student considering applying, on behalf of the Government of Bermuda, we encourage you to take the leap of faith and wish you the very best.”

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Published January 21, 2023 at 7:52 am (Updated January 21, 2023 at 7:52 am)

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