Dominicans Urged to Apply For UWI Open Scholarships

Kimone Joseph

Marketing and Outreach Officer of the University of the West Indies Open Campus Dominica, Ms. Kimone Joseph

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is welcoming applications from Dominicans for its prestigious 2013 Open Scholarships.

Marketing and Outreach Officer of the University of the West Indies Open Campus Dominica, Ms. Kimone Joseph, stated these scholarships are for 1st year UWI students and students leaving High School, and the Dominica State College.

The scholarships are eligible to anyone of the four UWI campuses in the Caribbean, which covers accommodation, books and tuition for the students.

To be eligible, applicants must be high school, community or state college graduates, applying for the first time, to a Government-sponsored undergraduate degree programme offered at any of The University’s four campuses.

Ms. Joseph says each year the University awards scholarships to top performing students across the region to pursue undergraduate degrees.

All applicants must be citizens of one of The UWI’s contributing countries such as Dominica, Jamaica, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia and the Bahamas.

The UWI Office of the Board of Undergraduate Studies (OBUS), which manages the Scholarships, has noted that nationals of Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago will only receive support for maintenance costs, which will be linked to costs listed in the relevant campus Financial Information Booklets available on each campus website.

In addition to meeting minimum academic requirements, applicants must also provide evidence of community involvement and co-curricular activities.

Two Open Campus students have received funding under the Open Scholarships 2012 scheme.

Professor Alvin Wint, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies reiterated that they are looking forward to receiving many more applications from students in our UWI-12 countries.

Applications for the UWI 2013 Open Scholarships must be completed online at, www.uwi.edu/openscholarship2013.

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