(CMR) The Cayman Islands Ministry of Education (MoE) has announced a temporary waiver of grade requirements for students seeking to qualify for Education Council Scholarships to begin undergraduate studies in the fall of 2022 at accredited, recognized overseas institutions, as well as those seeking to begin further education locally.
Overseas undergraduate scholarships are administered by the MoE's Scholarship Secretariat Unit and awarded by the Education Council to Caymanian applicants fully accepted into accredited, recognized overseas institutions and who obtain certain grade benchmarks from a variety of programs.
The temporary waiver will apply to those who had been conditionally approved to receive a scholarship for overseas undergraduate studies and will apply to qualifying grades normally required from the following programs: Advanced Placement; Advanced Level (A ‘Levels); Caribbean Advanced Placement Examination (CAPE); Associate Level Studies; Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) Level 3; International Baccalaureate (IB); and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
For those who had been conditionally approved for scholarships to begin studying locally, the temporary waiver will also apply to the following programs:
-Certificate level studies at UCCI and Cayman Career Academy;
-Pre-college level studies at the UCCI;
Associate level studies at the UCCI, ICCI, and UWI Open Campus:
– Bachelor-level studies at the UCCI, ICCI, Truman Bodden Law School and UWI Open Campus;
– First year A ‘level studies at the St. Ignatius School and Cayman Prep High School; and
– Second year A' level studies at the St. Ignatius School and Cayman Prep High School.
Minister for Education, Honourable Juliana O'Connor-Connolly remarked, “Following the onset of COVID-19, many students worldwide have faced extenuating circumstances that prevented them from realizing their full potential.
“By temporarily waiving the grade requirements for students who had been conditionally approved for scholarships to begin overseas undergraduate studies this fall and for those seeking to begin further education programs locally, we will ensure that every Caymanian student has a chance of achieving great academic success irrespective of their circumstances,” she added.
To learn more about Education Council Scholarships, visit the Scholarship Secretariat Unit's website at www.moescholarships.gov.ky.