A wide range of options are available once again under the National Development Scholarships, and Barbadians are encouraged to apply now.
Interested persons, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have already been accepted at an internationally accredited university at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, may apply for the scholarships on offer by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation.
The disciplines are: Animal Nutrition, Aviation Law, Behavioural Health Counselling, Bilateral and Multilateral Negotiations/Law, Cartography, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nursing, Conservation Studies (in the areas of metal, stone, paper and wood), Electronics and Computer Design, Epidemiology, Forensic Accounting, Forensic Pathology, Geographic Information Systems, Gerontology, ICT Application Software Development, Nephrology, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Occupational Health and Safety, Occupational Hygiene, Plant Breeding, Renewable Energy, Special Needs Education, Sports Psychology, Substance Abuse Management, Taxonomy, and Vocational and Technical Education.
Programmes which are offered at campuses of the University of the West Indies will not be considered.
The scholarship will cover the cost of one (1) direct economy class ticket to the country of study at the commencement of the course, and one (1) return ticket to Barbados on completion of that programme.
It will also cover full tuition fees, payable directly to the University; a book allowance of $1,000 (once); a clothing allowance of $736 (once), applicable for students pursuing studies in cold countries. It will also provide a living allowance of $6,300 per annum for students pursuing studies in the USA; $5,880 per annum for studies in Canada and $7,560 per annum for studies in the United Kingdom.
Successful applicants will be required to enter a bond with sureties to return and work in Barbados on completion of the course, on the basis of one year for each year of the award.
Application forms and further information may be obtained from the Tertiary Section of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael, where completed forms must be submitted no later than Friday, June 16, 2017.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The full list is available on the Ministry’s website www.mes.gov.bb.