The All Bahamas Merit Scholarship Programme

The All Bahamas Merit (ABM) Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship awarded to a single Bahamian candidate. The programme began in 1993 through a collaboration between the Lyford Cay Foundation, the Central Bank of The Bahamas and the Ministry of Education. In order to be considered for this award, applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 and above, a minimum of eight (8) BGCSEs with at least eight (8) “A” passes, a SAT score of 1220 or higher or an ACT score of 25 or higher.

The applicant must also be exceptionally well rounded and have applied to or been accepted to an academically prestigious international college or university. Candidates considered for this award will be interviewed by the ABM Committee. Students are expected to prepare for the interview and bring along a portfolio of accomplishments. The scholarship has a maximum value of $35,000.00 per year, for up to five years, and is tenable at accredited international colleges and universities.

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DEADLINE: March 31, 2020

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS MAY BE HAND DELIVERED OR EMAILED BY A GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR TO transcripts@moe.edu.bs

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The All Bahamas Merit Scholarship Programme
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Scholarship Checklist

The following documents are needed in order to successfully submit an application. The application process can be started and additional documents may be uploaded up until the relevant scholarship deadline.

The documents needed are as follows:

  • A Bahamian passport
  • A NIB smart card
  • An official acceptance letter
  • An official transcript
  • Copies of certificates (BGCSE / IBs / APs/ SAT/ SAT IIs, etc)
  • Copies of diplomas / degrees / certificates
  • Completed essays (as required by each scholarship)
  • At least two (2) reference letters
  • A schedule of fees (tuition, room and board, etc)*

*Please note that an I-20 form may be used to show the schedule of fees.

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Scholarship Coordinator

Georgette L. Turnquest

Georgette L. Turnquest

Director of Communications, SELD

The All Bahamas Merit Scholarship Programme The National Merit Scholarship Programme

Recipients will be chosen and notified by the first week in July, 2019

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