The National Merit Scholarship Programme

The National Merit Scholarship is the second highest level of merit scholarship awarded by the Government of The Bahamas, and can be awarded to multiple Bahamian applicants. Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and above, achieve a SAT score of 1220 or higher or an ACT of 25 or higher and possess a minimum of seven (7) BGCSE “A” passes. Candidates must have applied or been accepted to an academically prestigious international college or university. The scholarship has a value of up to $25,000.00 per year, for up to four (4) years and is tenable at accredited international universities, colleges or institutions.  

 

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DEADLINE: March 31, 2023

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS MAY BE HAND DELIVERED OR EMAILED BY A GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR TO moebahamasscholarshisps@gmail.com

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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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$25, 000.00 per year

scholarshipsbahamas@moe.edu.bs


Scholarship Coordinator

Derelle Barnett

Derelle Barnett

Scholarship Coordinator

The All Bahamas Merit Scholarship Programme The National Merit Scholarship Programme

(242) 502-9025
derelle.barnett@moe.edu.bs

Non High-school Graduates will be notified by the first week in July, 2023

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