UWIDEF has successfully collaborated with the UWI Mona Office of Student Financing (OSF) to consistently award scholarships brokered by UWIDEF since 1990.

Awards are available spanning a wide cross-section of academic fields. UWIDEF’s Scholarships & Bursaries are accessible through the Office of Student Financing (OSF), each of which has its own criteria and requirements visit the info provided below for more information on how to apply.

Things to note when applying for the Scholarships and Bursaries brokered by UWIDEF:

  1. Applications must be made through the Office of Student Financing.
    Office of Student Financing (OSF)

    The University of the West Indies Campus Mona, Jamaica
    (876) 935-8315 | stufinc@uwimona.edu.jm| http://myspot.mona.uwi.edu/osf/
  2. Each recipient will participate in a photo shoot for Public Relations purposes.

Miss Birdie/ Purity Scholarship for Business and Management: J$300,000

Tenable in:                               Faculty of Social Sciences – Department of Management Studies

Year of Study:                          3rd year

Number of awards:                 1 (Annual)

Maximum Tenure:                   1 year

Criteria:                                       Academic performance 3.0GPA, Financial need

Condition:                                  40 hours of voluntary service with UWIDEF or any

office at UWI Mona or UHWI

Please note: The selected candidate must be able to represent the Purity and Miss Birdie Brand by maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle as well as to demonstrate kindness towards persons in their community.

UWIDEF Undergraduate Scholarship: J$250,000 x2 and $125,000 x2

Tenable in:                               Any Faculty (except Faculty of Medical Sciences)

Year of Study:                          1st, 2nd & 3rd year

Number of awards:                 4 (Annual)

Maximum Tenure:                   1 year

Criteria:                                       Academic performance, financial need

Condition:                                  100 hours or 50 hours of volunteer service with UWIDEF (respectively)

  1. WYCLIFFE AND MRS. FELICIA LOFTERS SCHOLARSHIP FOR EDUCATION: CAN $1,000 each

Tenable in:                               Faculty of Humanities and Education

Programme:                            Science or Math Education

Year of Study:                          2nd & 3rd year

Number of awards:                 1 (Annual)

Maximum Tenure:                   1 year

Criteria:                                       Academic performance, financial need, Co-curricular participation, leadership qualities, volunteerism and social involvement

Condition:                                  40 hours of volunteer service with UWIDEF

Nationwide news network Scholarship for Journalism: J$125,000

Tenable in:                               Faculty of Humanities and Education – CARIMAC

Programme:                               Journalism

Year of Study:                          2nd & 3rd year

Number of awards:                 1 (Annual)

Maximum Tenure:                   1 year

Criteria:                                       Academic performance, financial need

Condition:                                  100-hour Summer Internship with Nationwide News Network

Nationwide news network Scholarship for Governance: J$125,000

Tenable in:                      Faculty of Social Sciences – Department of Government

Programme:                     Political Science, Public Sector Management, International Relations

Year of Study:                 2nd & 3rd year

Number of awards:        1 (Annual)

Maximum Tenure:          1 year

Criteria:                            Academic performance, financial need

Condition:                        100-hour Summer Internship with Nationwide News Network

Danielle Hanson memorial Bursary: J$65,000 each

Tenable in:                                          The Faculty of Medical Sciences

Programme:                                        MBBS

Year of Study:                                      1st year

Number of awards:                             2 (Annual)

Maximum Tenure:                              1 year

Criteria:                                               Outstanding academic performance in CAPE, financial need, Jamaican nationals eligible.

Applications should be made directly to the Faculty of Medical Science along with a short essay of not more than 300 words outlining why they believe they should receive the award.

The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation Bursary for Modern Languages: $50,000 each

Tenable in:                                          The Faculty of Humanities and Education

Programme:                                        B.ED in Modern Languages – Spanish

Year of Study:                                      1st, 2nd & 3rd year

Number of awards:                             5 (Annual)

Maximum Tenure:                              1 year

Criteria:                                               Outstanding academic performance in CAPE or academic performance based on the results of the previous year University examinations (minimum GPA of 2.7); verifiable financial need, All Caribbean nationals eligible.

Jamaican Canadian Association of Nurses BURSARY: CAN $1,500 each

Tenable in:                                           The Faculty of Medical Sciences

Programme:                                        Nursing

Year of study:                                      1st

Number of awards:                             2 (Annual)

Maximum Tenure:                              1 year

Criteria:                                                   Jamaica national academic performance with a minimum

GPA of 3.3

Al Webb Foundation Scholarship:

Tenable in                                           Faculty of Social Science

Year of Study                                      2nd

Number of awards                             1(Annual)

Maximum Tenure                               1 year

Criteria                                                The award is available to Jamaican Nationals entering the second year of studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences and pursuing studies in Economics, Political Sciences, Entrepreneurship or Management or related discipline.

 

  • Candidate must perform academically well in first year.
  • Applications should exhibit good potential leadership and indicate a commitment to contribute towards Jamaica’s social, political or economic development.

 

Method of Selection  Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by a panel comprising representatives from the donor and UWIDEF.

National Baking Co Foundation Scholarship

 

Tenable in                                           Faculty of Science & Technology

Number of Awards                             One (1)

Year of Study                                      2nd

Maximum Tenure                               Two (2) Year

Eligibility                                             The award is limited to Undergraduate students registered in the Faculty of Science & Technology pursuing a programme of study in Bio-Chemistry.

Criteria                                                The award will be based on:

  • Academic performance based on the results of the previous year University examinations (minimum GPA of 3.5);
  • Verifiable financial need;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, volunteerism and social involvement.

Conditions                              Recipient is expected to:

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.5 for the scholarship to be granted the second year.
  • Complete summer internship for each year that the scholarship is awarded. Internship is for 4 weeks in the summer.
  • Complete 24 hours of volunteer service at the National Baking Company.

 

Method of Selection                          Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by a panel comprising representatives from the donor and UWIDEF.

DunnCox Scholarship for Law

 

Number of Award(s)                          One (1)

Value                                                   $125,000 per annum

Maximum Tenure                               Two (2) years

Eligibility                                             The award is available to Jamaican Nationals pursuing a LL. B Degree at the University. Applicants should be should not be more than 35 years of age on September 1 of the year the scholarship is awarded.

Criteria                                                The award will be based on:

  • High academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0) in the Level 1 University Examinations with at least two A’s in Faculty of Law courses;
  • The good character and leadership qualities of the applicant.

 

Method of Selection                          Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by a panel comprising representatives from the donor and UWIDEF.

FACULTY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES: j$50,000

Tenable in                                           Faculty of Medical Science

Year of Study                                      complete Stage 1 M.B.B.S (First three years)

Number of awards                             1(Annual)

Maximum Tenure                               1 year

Criteria                                                Academic performance, financial need, Jamaican nationals eligible.

Applications should be made directly to the Faculty of Medical Science along with a short essay of not more than 300 words outlining why they believe they should receive the award.

MEDICAL Class of 1973 Bursary: j$50,000

Tenable in                                           Faculty of Medical Science

Year of Study                                      complete Stage 1 M.B.B.S (First three years)

Number of awards                             1(Annual)

Maximum Tenure                               1 year

Criteria                                                Academic performance, financial need, Any Caribbean national is eligible.

Applications should be made directly to the Faculty of Medical Science along with a short essay of not more than 300 words outlining why they believe they should receive the award.

KEVIN WILSON memorial BURSARY AWARD

Tenable in                               Faculty of Medical Science

Number of Awards                 One (1)

Value                                       $50,000

Maximum Tenure                   One (1) Year

Eligibility                                 The award is limited to Undergraduate students registered in the Faculty of Medical Sciences pursuing a programme of study in MBBS in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th year.

Criteria                                    Academic performance, financial need, Jamaican nationals eligible.

Applications should be made directly to the Faculty of Medical Science along with a short essay of not more than 300 words outlining why they believe they should receive the award.

Lia lashley memorial BURSARY AWARD

 

Tenable in                               Faculty of Medical Science

Number of Awards                 One (1)

Value                                       $50,000

Maximum Tenure                   One (1) Year

Eligibility                                 The award is limited to Undergraduate students registered in the Faculty of Medical Sciences pursuing a programme of study in MBBS in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th year.

Criteria                                    Academic performance, financial need, Jamaican nationals eligible.

 

Applications should be made directly to the Faculty of Medical Science along with a short essay of not more than 300 words outlining why they believe they should receive the award.

The Rudolph & Dorcas Brown Diamond Anniversary Scholarship

Tenable                                   Bishop Gibson Alumni

Number of Awards                 One (1)

Value                                       $100,000

Maximum Tenure                   One (1) Year

Eligibility                                 The award is available to Bishop Gibson High School Alumni attending the University of the West Indies pursuing an Undergraduate degree between the ages of 18-25years.

Criteria                                    The award will be based on:

  • Academic performance based on the results of the previous year University examinations (minimum GPA of 3.5);
  • Verifiable financial need;
  • Active participation in extracurricular activities;
  • Jamaican national; and
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, volunteerism and social involvement.

 Tastee Scholarships for ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT

Number of Award(s)              One (1)

Value                                       J$ 250,000 per annum

Maximum Tenure                   Two (2) years

Eligibility                                 The award is available to Jamaican Nationals entering the second year of studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences and pursuing studies in Accounting and Management.

Criteria                                    The award will be based on:

  • Academic performance based on the results of the Year 1 University examinations (minimum GPA of 3.5);
  • Verifiable financial need;
  • Active participation in extracurricular activities; and
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, volunteerism and social involvement.

 

Conditions                              Recipient is expected to:

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.5 for the scholarship to be granted the second year.
  • Complete summer internship for each year that the scholarship is awarded. Internship is for 4 weeks in the summer.

Tastee Scholarships for Food & Beverage

Number of Award(s)              One (1)

Value                                       J$ 300,000 per annum

Maximum Tenure                   Two (2) years

Eligibility                                 The award is available to Jamaican Nationals entering the second year of studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences and pursuing studies in Hotel Management. In the absence of a suitable candidate, applicants pursing studies in Food Technology or Food Chemistry maybe considered.

Criteria                                    The award will be based on:

  • Academic performance based on the results of the Year 1 University examinations (minimum GPA of 3.5);
  • Verifiable financial need;
  • Active participation in extracurricular activities; and
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, volunteerism and social involvement.

Conditions                              Recipient is expected to:

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.5 for the scholarship to be granted the second year.
  • Complete summer internship for each year that the scholarship is awarded. Internship is for 4 weeks in the summer.

Tastee Scholarships for LAW

Number of Award(s)              One (1)

Value                                       J$ 300,000 per annum

Maximum Tenure                   Two (2) years

Eligibility                                 The award is available to Jamaican Nationals entering the second year of studies in the L.LB programme through the University of the West Indies who has a minimum GPA of 3.5 and verifiable financial need.

Criteria                                    The award will be based on:

  • Academic performance based on the results of the Year 1 University examinations (minimum GPA of 3.5);
  • Verifiable financial need;
  • Active participation in extracurricular activities; and
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, volunteerism and social involvement.

Conditions                              Recipient is expected to:

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.5 for the scholarship to be granted the second year.
  • Complete summer internship for each year that the scholarship is awarded. Internship is for 4 weeks in the summer.

The Bustamante Foundation Scholarship

Number of Award(s)              One (1)

Value                                       J$ 300,000 per annum

Maximum Tenure                   Duration of the specified course

Eligibility                                 The award is available to Jamaican Nationals under 25 years of age, pursuing a BSc. Degree in Dentistry at the UWI, Mona campus.

Criteria                                    The award will be based on:

  • Academic performance based on the results of the previous year University examinations (minimum GPA of 3.0);
  • Verifiable financial need;
  • Active participation in extracurricular activities and
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, volunteerism and social involvement.

 

Method of Selection              Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by a panel comprising of the donor’s organization and the UWI Development and Endowment Fund.

 

Terms and Considerations     The following terms and conditions apply:

  • Progress must be satisfactory during the academic period. At the end of each year a report on the candidate’s work with a certificate from the Dean of the Faculty must be submitted to the committee. Continuation of the scholarship is dependent on these reports.

 

  • Following completion of the course, candidates must agree to work in Jamaica for three of the first five years. Failure to do so will require repayment of an appropriate amount for each year missed.

The Bustamante Foundation Scholarship

Number of Award(s)              One (1)

Value                                       USD$ 500 per annum

Maximum Tenure                   One (1) Year

Eligibility                                 The award is available to FIRST YEAR Jamaican Nationals pursuing a BSc. Degree in Tourism & Hotel Management or Business Management at the UWI, Mona campus.

Criteria                                    The award will be based on:

  • Academic performance based on the results of the previous year University examinations (minimum GPA of 2.5) or CAPE examinations
  • Verifiable financial need;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, volunteerism and social involvement.

Things to note when applying for the Scholarships and Bursaries brokered by UWIDEF:

  1. Applications must be made through the Office of Student Financing unless otherwise stated.
  2. Each recipient will participate in a photo shoot for Public Relations purposes. If this is not feasible, the recipients must submit a high-resolution photograph appropriate for publications. Please note that this is separate from and does not omit the requirement to provide a passport sized photograph as part of the application process.
  3. Each scholarship or bursary recipient will be expected to write a letter of gratitude to the Donor of this award and provide an academic resume.