Bermuda Government announces scholarships for British subject born in Bermuda or having at least one parent who possesses Bermudian status. This scholarship is to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate or PhD programme levels abroad. Applicants applying for the scholarship are required to demonstrate outstanding academic performance. The Bermuda Government Scholarship is tenable for a general term of three years at a college or university outside Bermuda and provides funding to cover the costs of tuition fees, accommodation payable at the university rate for a single student staying in a dormitory and one airfare ticket upon initial entry to university and a return ticket upon conclusion of the scholarship award.
Study Subject(s): The scholarship is provided to learn any of the courses offered by the university.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing undergraduate postgraduate or PhD level.
Scholarship Provider: Bermuda Government
Scholarship can be taken at: Abroad
Eligibility: a. The applicant must be a British Subject, born in Bermuda or, if not born in Bermuda;
i. The child of at least one parent who possesses Bermudian status under the provision of the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act 1956, or,
ii. The child of at least one parent who possessed at the time of the parent’s death, Bermudian status or Bermudian domicile under the provisions of the Immigration Act 1937.
b. The applicant must have been educated in Bermuda for a minimum of five years.
c. The applicant must satisfy at least ONE of the following requirements:
i. Possession of no less than two subjects of the General Certificate of Education at the Advanced Level;
ii. Successful completion of the two-year Associate Degree Program at the Bermuda College (or an equivalent institution);
iii. Successful completion of the first year at an approved college or university;
iv. Documentary evidence that the candidate has successfully completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma program;
v. Documentary evidence that the applicant has successfully completed a secondary program approved by the Ministry of Education that, for the purpose of this regulation, qualifies the candidate for entry into college or university.
d. The successful applicant is required to demonstrate outstanding academic performance.
e. The successful applicant is required to demonstrate participation in extra-curricular activities and in community service.
f. The applicant must be not less than seventeen years of age and must not have passed his/her twenty-third birthday by 1stOctober, 2013.
g. Short listed applicants will be interviewed in July 2013.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Bermudian students can apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship Description: Completed application forms together with all available supporting documentation must be submitted to the Scholarships and Awards Committee, Ministry of Education, not later than 1stApril, 2013.. An exception is made with respect to the up-to-date transcript, which must be submitted to the Scholarships and Awards Committee by not later than 1stJuly, 2013:
Number of awards offered: A maximum of eight (8) Bermuda Government Scholarships are awarded annually
Duration of award(s): The Bermuda Government Scholarship is tenable for a general term of three years.
What does it cover? The Bermuda Government Scholarship is tenable for a general term of three years, at a college or university outside Bermuda and approved by the Ministry of Education and provides funding to cover the costs of:
(ii) Accommodation payable at the university rate for a single student staying in a dormitory
(iii) One airfare ticket upon initial entry to university and a return ticket upon conclusion of the scholarship award.
a. The Bermuda Government Scholarships will be paid each year in two installments.
(i) The first installment of two-thirds of the amount required will normally be paid at the start of the applicant’s academic year,
(ii) The second installment of one third will be paid by February of the following year. Payment is conditional upon receipt of an official certificate of registration together with a class schedule showing the number of credits attesting to the holder’s registration at his/her college or university.
b. All funding for the 2013/2014 academic year must be collected by 31st March, 2014 or the award granted will be forfeited.
c. The successful applicant is required to submit to the Scholarship Administrator, Ministry of Education, by 15th January, 2014 (or as soon as is practicable thereafter) and by 15th June 2014 (or as soon as is practicable thereafter) an up-to-date academic transcript for the 2013/2014 academic year.
d. A Bermuda Government Scholarship holder shall not, except in such circumstances as may be approved by the Ministry, while he is such a holder, accept additional scholarship or bursary funding from any person or body only in Bermuda.
e. The Ministry of Education reserves the right to cancel the Bermuda Government Scholarship if the academic work or conduct of the holder proves to be unsatisfactory.
Notification: Short listed applicants will be interviewed in July 2013
How to Apply: Completed application forms should be mailed to the Scholarships and Awards Committee, Ministry of Education, P.O. Box HM 1185, Hamilton HM EX or application forms can be delivered to the Scholarships and Awards Committee, Ministry of Education, 14 Waller’s Point Road, Southside, St. Davids DD 03.
Note: It is the responsibility of all applicants/bearers of applications to obtain a slip acknowledging receipt of the application. In the case of an application received by mail, an acknowledgement slip will be sent to the address provided on the application form.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Completed application forms together with all available supporting documentation must be submitted to the Scholarships and Awards Committee, Ministry of Education, not later than 1st April, 2013