(CMR) Applicants for overseas scholarships have approximately 20 days left to submit their applications.
The Ministry of Education’s Scholarship Secretariat said it is inviting all eligible Caymanians interested in pursuing tertiary studies overseas for the 2021-2022 academic year to submit their applications for overseas government scholarships before January 31, 2021.
Manager of the Scholarship Secretariat Dr. Shari Smith said despite the impact of COVID-19, the Education Council was still able to award educational scholarships for applicants to pursue overseas degree programs, with many commencing with an online format. She said,
“The Education Council has taken into account the impact COVID-19 has had on all of our students and continued to provide support not only through financial means but considerations of policies where needed.”
The overseas scholarship for undergraduate degree awards each successful applicant a maximum of CI $20,000 per annum for up to four years. The post-graduate award is up to $25,000 per annum.
A total of 157 new overseas scholarships were issued to successful applicants in 2020; 124 were awarded to applicants pursuing their bachelor’s degrees, and 33 were awarded to students pursuing post-graduate degrees.
Interested applicants can apply and find more details about the application process online by visiting www.education.gov.ky/scholarships.
The period of application opened on 15 November 2020.