The Public School Scholars Programme

The Public School Scholars Programme was instituted in 2015 to promote college readiness, equity and college access in the public school system.  The Ministry of Education will offer guaranteed scholarship awards for each Bahamian high school graduate enrolled in the programme. The award will range from $7, 500.00 but will not exceed $15, 000.00 per academic year, for a maximum of four (4) years. The partnering institution is required to offer a matching grant of equal or higher value.

Eligible candidates must be officially recommended by their secondary high schools and meet the admissions requirement of the institution. Candidates must have a genuine interest in a career of national priority, outstanding leadership and character traits, proof of extracurricular involvement and contributions to their school community. Scholarship applicants must also demonstrate financial need and a genuine desire to pursue a college / university education. First preference is given to first generation college students and students attending college within one year of graduating from high school.

Qualified Bahamian public high school candidates must apply or be accepted to partnering colleges and universities. Students must also pass an interview.  Our first cohort of technical students graduated last year and the first cohort of bachelor’s degree scholars will graduate in June of 2018.

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DEADLINE: March 31, 2019

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

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The Public School Scholars 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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$7, 500 - $15, 000 per academic year

162 recipients (2018)

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Scholarship Coordinator

Monique Hinsey

Monique Hinsey

Public School Scholars Programme Administrator

The Public School Scholars Programme

monique.hinsey@moe.edu.bs

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