The deadline is fast approaching for the Organization of American States (OAS) Scholarships for undergraduate and post graduate studies, which are tenable at universities in the United States and Canada, for the academic year 2011/2012.

Eligible candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of OAS English-speaking Caribbean member states and must possess the relevant educational and professional experience to be considered for placement into a programme of study.?? They must also demonstrate the language competencies to undertake studies in the host country.?? For those prospective recipients who are still awaiting acceptance, they must show proof in the language of instruction (i.e. a Certificate of Language Proficiency).

Additionally, the applicants may be required to write admission tests, such as GMAT and TOEFL, as stipulated by the academic institution which they wish to attend and provide the supporting evidence of satisfactory needs.

The scholarship may be withdrawn from a candidate who, after a reasonable period, fails to gain a place in a reputable university that offered a programme or level of study sought by the applicant.

At the end of their studies, the recipients must agree to return home for a period of no less than 24 months after completing the programme.

Completed applications must be submitted to Bertram Jones at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Trade, Industry and Commerce, Warrens Office Complex, no later than Thursday, April 1.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Mr. Johnson at 310-1313.

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