Scholarships & Grants

Annual Academic Awards, Scholarships & General Educational Grants

The Barbados Public Workers’ Co-operative Credit Union Limited in keeping with its mandate to encourage the continuous development of its members offers the following additional membership benefits on an annual basis:

 

1.   General Educational Grants

  • Tertiary level studies

2.    Scholarships

  • Ralph Boyce Scholarships – University of the West Indies ( 2 locally and regionally)
  • H. Delisle Hurley Memorial Scholarship - Technical, Vocational and Applied Studies Award (4) – Barbados Community College
  • Verta Coppin Memorial Scholarship - Technical and Vocational Studies (4) – Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute

3.   Annual Academic Awards

  • for outstanding achievements in the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examinations (11+)
  • for outstanding achievements in the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) Examinations
  • for outstanding achievements in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
  • in recognition of attainment of Barbados Government Exhibitions
  • in recognition of attainment of Barbados Government Scholarships

 

General Educational Grants

In order to qualify for an Educational Grant, membership is required for at least 1 year prior. Grants are considered for members pursuing tertiary level studies i.e. Certificates, Diplomas and First Degrees.

Requests for financial assistance with second degrees, post graduate, masters level and other professional qualifications will only be considered after all requests are satisfied and the fund balance allows. Students may be studying locally, online and overseas.

These applications are reviewed by the Educational Scholarships and Grants Committee.

 

Take note:

  • Members should not be delinquent, but be demonstrating commitment to the Credit Union by making regular contributions to their account while maintaining a minimum savings balance between $250 - $500.
  • Members must in their personal statement/letter, demonstrate that there is a definite need for financial assistance.
  • Only expenses due for the current semester are considered. Applicants can therefore reapply to the committee for assistance each new semester.
  • Grants do not typically exceed $3000 per person, per semester.
  • Educational grants are not considered for the resisting of failed exams or summer school courses.
  • Interviews may be conducted with short-listed candidates, where necessary.

 

The application package should consist of:

  • Educational Grant Application Form
  • A personal statement/letter from the member regarding why the grant should be approved i.e. an explanation of financial need.
  • Transcript (for students already enrolled in a course of study)
  • Letter of Acceptance from the educational institution (for new students)
  • Any other details which support the associated expenses i.e. fee schedules, booklists et cetera.

 

NOTE:

  • Deadlines for submission of applications will be set by Credit Union in consideration of the semester system, i.e. Term 1 - August to December and Term 2 - January to May.
  • ­ Other special conditions will apply based established criteria.

 

Scholarships

Ralph Boyce Scholarships

These awards are open to two (2) nationals of Barbados who have gained admission to the University of the West Indies (UWI) to read for a degree in any discipline. Requirements

Members must be between the ages 16 and 25 years and pursuing first degree, first year, full-time studies at any campus of the UWI.

Members must be in good financial standing by maintaining a minimum of $300 in savings for at least 3 years and must show evidence of good academic performance and financial need.

Two Ralph Boyce Scholarships will be given in the form of an educational grant over a three or four year period. Continuation of the Scholarship shall be contingent on the candidates’ academic performance of at least GPA of 3.3 (B+ Average).

Each award shall be BDS$7,500.00 for studies at Cave Hill Campus or BDS$9,000.00 for studies at any other Campus of the UWI – to be paid in equal parts over a three or four year period.

The continuance of the awards shall be contingent on reports of good conduct and satisfactory academic progress. The awards may be withdrawn at the discretion of the Barbados Public Workers’ Co-operative Credit Union Limited if the student fails to maintain the necessary standard.

The availability of the awards shall be suitably advertised by the University of the West Indies and the Barbados Public Workers’ Co-operative Credit Union Limited.

Selection of candidates for the awards shall be based on academic merit and financial need.

The Campus Undergraduate Awards Committee shall submit a short-list of six (6) candidates to the Scholarships, Grants and Social Outreach Committee of the Barbados Public Workers’ Co-operative Credit Union Limited for final selection.

Applications for the Ralph Boyce Scholarship are available for download here and/or from the office of the Registrar, UWI Cave Hill Campus. Application forms should be returned marked CONFIDENTIAL as follows:

The Senior Assistant Registrar

Student Affairs

University of the West Indies

Cave Hill

P O Box 64

Bridgetown

 

Presentations to persons awarded the Ralph Boyce Scholarships would be made at the U.W.I Cave Hill Campus’ Annual Award and Prize-Giving function.

Technical, Vocational and Applied Studies Scholarships

  • H. Delisle Hurley Memorial Scholarship (BCC)
  • Verta Coppin Memorial Scholarship (SJPI)

We are pleased to announce eight new scholarships (four per institution) to member students of the Barbados Community College (BCC) and the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute (SJPI) who are pursing any Technical/Vocational areas of study.

These scholarships will be awarded as follows:

  • One 1 year Programme awarded $1,500.
  • Two 2 year Programme awarded $2,000 each
  • One 2 year Programme awarded $2,500 each

Applicants may be pursuing full-time or part-time studies. Contact the office of the Registrar at the institution or the Credit Union, for further details.

 

Annual Academic Awards –
refer to yearly Results Submission Form for submission deadlines.

All awardees must have been members as at May 31st at least 2 years (24 months) prior and must have a minimum savings (inclusive of the minimum required permanent shares) on their account as at May 31st of the relevant year.  Refer to yearly Results Submission Form for details.

 

  • Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examinations (11+)

This is award is issued to the top 10 boys and top 10 girls (Thrift Club Members) who submit their exam results.

  • Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) Examinations

This award is issued to the top 20 students either male or female, who submit their results and qualify according to the established criteria i.e. a minimum of seven certificates i.e. at least FOUR Grade 1 passes and THREE Grade 2 passes over no more than two consecutive examination years is required. Each subject will be considered only once. Priority consideration will be given to those who attain the minimum requirement in one academic year.

  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)

This award is issued to ten students either male or female, who submit their results and qualify according to the established criteria i.e. a minimum of five certificates over two consecutive examination years are required – grades 1 to 3 only, having completed both units one and two in each subject area.

  • Barbados Government Scholarships and Exhibitions

This award is issued to members who are awarded Barbados Government Scholarships and Exhibitions in the current year, who qualify according to the established criteria. Original written confirmation of the award, from the Ministry of Education must be submitted and verified by an authorized Credit Union staff member.

 

 

Download Applications Forms here:

 

Educational Grant Form

Ralph Boyce Scholarship Form - to be obtained from the UWI

BCC Application Form

SJPP Application Form

Annual Academic Awards – for will be published here annually

 

 

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