Over US$600,000 and TT$120,000 Handed Over in Scholarships

Sep 2016/Nov 2016

The Financial Advisory Services held two Scholarships and Bursaries Award Ceremonies in Semester I of the academic year 2016/2017. Thirty-seven students received cheques with a total value of approximately US$600,000 during the cheque distribution ceremony for the Office of the Board of Undergraduate Studies (OBUS) Awards on Friday 30th September 2016.

At the first ceremony, six students received the UWI-CSEC scholarship for their exceptional performance at CSEC Examinations. These students were promised (2 years previously) that if they matriculated to UWI they would be given a full scholarship covering tuition fees, residence at Hall or equivalent funding for living off campus, book grant and upkeep allowance. This amount of funding varied according to faculty but amounted to as much as TT$120,000 per year for Medical Sciences.

Additionally, four students received the UWI Regional Endowment Fund Scholarship which covered students’ book, upkeep and housing expenses. Twelve new students were awarded the UWI Open Scholarship based on the results of CAPE Exams or other matriculation requirements and fifteen returning students received the UWI Open Scholarship based on their continued good performance at UWI.

On Thursday 24th November 2016 the second award ceremony was held for over eight-five recipients of Non-OBUS awards which was valued at approximately TT$425,000. The non-OBUS scholarships and bursaries awarded at the second scholarships and bursaries award ceremony were provided by donors and sponsors other than UWI. The sponsors were individuals, NGO’s and corporate entities. The bursaries ranged from TT$4,000 to TT$15,200 each.