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 $10,000.00 but will not exceed $15,000.00 per academic year, for a maximum of four (4) years. Partnering institutions are required to offer a matching grant of equal or higher value. Eligible candidates must have attended a public school for a minimum of one year, 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 bachelor’s degree scholars graduated in June of 2018.
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS MAY BE HAND DELIVERED OR EMAILED BY A GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR TO email@example.com
60 mins to complete
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:
*Please note that an I-20 form may be used to show the schedule of fees.
$7, 500 - $15, 000 per academic year
162 recipients (2018)
Public School Scholars Programme AdministratorThe Public School Scholars Programme
Non High-school Graduates will be notified by the first week in July, 2023