Makandal Daaga Scholarship in Law

(All Year 1/Level 1 Students)

Applications are now open for the Makandal Daaga Scholarship in Law.



This scholarship is named in honour of Makandal Daaga, liberator and social activist of Trinidad and Tobago, who spearheaded the ‘Black Power Movement’. 

Daaga’s work focused on the central tenets of law, that is, equality, social justice and fairness. His advocacy and that of the several organisations he instituted, made significant impacts on areas that are of particular relevance to law and legal policy.

Accordingly, the scholarship is aimed at creating lawyers who will be meaningful change agentsworking towards promoting justice and an egalitarian society.



Suitable applicants must have a discernible record of advocating for positive social change in their communities, through concrete work on issues of justice, equality, or democracy, whether in an NGO, governmental, or regional capacity, or in an individual capacity.



-  Candidates may be of any age, gender, race or CARICOM nationality.

- Applicants must ALSO satisfy the matriculation requirements of the University of the West Indies and must simultaneously apply (submit an application) for the Faculty of Law by June 30, 2019 at

- Candidates must be enrolled in Year 1 for academic year 2019/2020.        


Application Guidelines:

Interested persons must complete the Online Application inclusive of the Online Essay (max. 350 words). The essay should describe your work and activism and should explain how earning a law degree will enhance this work.



June 30, 2019.


Click here to apply