School Leavers Scholarship Programme
The B&B University College School Leavers Scholarship will be awarded to deserving high school students within Jamaica who have demonstrated an interest to further their studies directly/indirectly related to business management, construction project management or telecommunication. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of five distinct criteria with the final decision to be made by the Board of Directors of B&B University College. Please see criteria below.
- Good Academic Performance: Five or more CSEC subjects including Mathematics and English
- Good Attendance & Class Participation: Attend at least 85% of classes with good feedback from teachers.
- Is an active member and participates in at least two co-curricular activities.
- Is interested in pursuing a career in business, telecommunication or construction.
- Applicant must be graduating from high school in the same year of application
A total of JA$300,000 will be shared across three programmes to facilitate three partial scholarships each, for a total of nine scholarships.
- Association of Business Executives Business Management Diploma ($40,000 x 3)
- City & Guilds Telecommunication Diploma ($30,000 x 3)
- City and Guilds Construction Technician Diploma ($30,000 x 3)
This will further provide matriculation into our International Undergraduate Programmes from Scotland.
The candidate submitted for the scholarship will be based on the discretion of the school administrators inclusive and not restricted to the Form Teachers, Guidance Counselors, Form Supervisors and/or Vice Principal or Principal.
Please return all application to: B&B University College, C/O 15 Carlton Crescent Kingston 10. Scholarship Chair: Dudley P. Barrett. All applications must be submitted by Friday May 5, 2017. For further information on these and other payment options please contact one of our representatives at (876) 908-4810/929-7662
Post Graduate Scholarships
The B&B University College MBA Scholarship
This award is designed to further assist business professionals in creating financial solutions to complete their desired area of study. The initiative was created to further augment financial aid to those pursing the Edinburgh Business School internationally accredited and locally recognized MBA from the United Kingdom, currently ranked in the top 2% best MBA’s in the world. The scholarship is applicable to all components of the programme inclusive of the MBA (general) as well as the four specializations in Marketing, Human Resource Management, Finance and Strategic Planning. Interested applicants must meet the following criteria:
Applicants must have applied and be accepted into the Edinburgh Business School’s MBA programme time. Awardees will be selected for the scholarship based on:
- Display of outstanding academic performance in their undergraduate studies
- Display of outstanding performance at work (if employed)
- Track record of leadership roles in schools and/or social organizations
- Demonstrate active participation in extra-curricular activities
- Demonstrable financial need
All applications should be submitted to the offices of B&B University College, 15 Carlton Crescent Kingston 10 no later than May 6, 2016. For further information, please speak to one of our representatives at 908-4810/968-0695.
Carreras Post Graduate Scholarship
Criteria for Application
Carreras Scholarship is currently taking applications for a PG scholarship valued at JA$1,800,000.00. This Carreras Scholarship is tenable at any recognized university worldwide and can be applied to any field of study.
Applicant must provide:
- One copy (certified) of your official academic transcript, showing academic background (at least an Upper Second Class degree or equivalent at the time of application) and Extra-Curricular activities at university level
- Statement of purpose of study
- Evidence of acceptance for postgraduate studies at a college/university
- Statement of intention of candidate after course completion
- One copy (certified) of your birth certificate or other document showing evidence of age and nationality (Passport or Driver’s License)
- One copy of your resume (Contact the ScholarshipJamaica Resume coach for assistance)
- Two Letters of reference
*Only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.
THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO GIVE AN UNDERTAKING TO WORK IN JAMAICA FOR AT LEAST THREE (3)YEARS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF THE COURSE OF STUDY.
APPLICATIONS OPEN APRIL 15 – MAY 31
The completed application form should be returned by no later than Sunday, May 31, 2013 in an envelope clearly labeled:
The Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Department
P.O. Box 100, Twickenham Park
Spanish Town, St. Catherine
When applying for a scholarship
Scholarships are abundant and very competitive. A listed scholarship in Jamaica will get 100 to 1000 applicants. An important thing to note when applying for a scholarship is that at least one person must get it. That person should be you! We will give you a few tips on how to increase your chances and let your application stand out. The first thing to know is that every scholarship fund has its own target, processes and unique requirements however most scholarships will ask for general information about yourself and academic performance. Sell yourself; convince the provider that you are the best candidate, demonstrate your flexibility, ingenuity and experience. Try to give the reader a preview of the person most deserving of the award and aim to meet all criteria given. Please see some important steps below.
Many scholarships are designed especially for people who:
- Are specific gender, age, or ethnicity
- Belong to a particular indigenous or other special group
- Have achieved academic or sporting excellence
- Intend to study in a certain field or at a certain level.
Read through the scholarship information carefully to make sure you meet the criteria. Make a list of the scholarships you are qualified to apply for. Sometimes competition for scholarships is very strong. You can increase your chances of receiving one by applying for as many as you qualify for.
Step 2: Gather your information
To apply for a scholarship, you will most likely need to fill out forms and supply documents to support your application. You may also be asked to attend an interview with the selection panel. Some things you may be asked to provide with your application are:
- Proof of citizenship or residency status (eg birth certificate, passport)
- Evidence of community involvement, financial hardship or ethnic background
- letter of approval from your school
- list of referees
- Record of learning
- Bank details, ID numbers.
You need to collect, make copies of, and certify all the necessary documents. To certify your documents, take the original and a photocopy to an authorised person. They will check both documents and sign the copy to show it is a true reproduction of the original.
An authorised person could be a teacher, JP, minister of religion, police officer, registered medical professional, solicitor or Justice of the Peace. This may depend on the individual scholarship, so it is best to check.
Spend time on your application. It may take up to a week for an application to be completed properly.
Step 3: Keep your scholarship information Organised
All of this can take time, but your scholarship will be worth the effort! To help you keep track of things, put together a simple list of:
- All the scholarships you want to apply for
- When each one is due
- The supporting documents you need to provide for each one
- How and when you will get these documents.
Step 4: Make a good impression
Remember that you are trying to prove you are worthy of financial support. The selection panel needs to see that you have something special to offer. This is why it’s important to make a good first impression with the presentation of your application.
A sloppy, late or incomplete application might cause the selection panel to think that the scholarship is not important to you or that you are not really interested. Allow yourself plenty of time to put care and effort into your application. Try to do everything you can to show that you are deserving of the award.
- Be tidy – type or write neatly. Check your spelling. Attach documents in the order they are requested. Don’t bind or staple, but paperclip your papers together so they are easy to detach and read.
- Be thorough – make sure you have provided everything that is asked for. If you can, find out about the organisation that is awarding the scholarship and try to tailor your application according to their vision and goals.
- Be timely – submit your application well before or by the closing date. The selection panel receives many applications and can often be ruthless in the elimination process. They will be looking for any reason to reject an application, and lateness may be one of the very first criteria.
Step 5: Do a final check
Check, check, and recheck. Use this checklist to make sure you are ready to submit your application:
- Fill in the application forms carefully.
- Check for spelling mistakes.
- Provide all the necessary supporting documents.
- Get copies of documents certified.
- Meet the closing date.
- Make copies of every application sent.
- Provide current contact details.
- Get someone to check over your application – they might pick up something you’ve missed.