The Ministry of Education Scholarship & Educational Loan Division (SELD)

The Ministry of Education Scholarship & Educational Loan Division was established in its current form in 2003 to encourage and support Bahamian students in their pursuit of college, university, vocational and graduate school education through financial aid advising and the granting of scholarships.

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The  Public School  Scholars  Programme  was instituted in 2015 to promote college readiness, equity and college access in the public school system. The Ministry of Education will offer guaranteed scholarship awards for each Bahamian high school graduate enrolled in the  programme . The award will range from $10,000.00 but will not exceed $15,000.00 per academic year, for a maximum of four (4) years. Partnering institutions are required to offer a matching grant of equal or higher value. Eligible candidates must have attended a public school for a minimum of one year, be officially recommended by their secondary high schools and meet the admissions requirement of the institution. Candidates must have a genuine interest in a career of national priority, outstanding leadership and character traits, proof of extracurricular involvement and contributions to their school community. Scholarship applicants must also demonstrate financial need and a genuine...

Scholarship
 
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The PIT-GOB (Private, Independent & Transfer-In – GOB) Scholarships are awarded to Bahamian students, by a Consortium of colleges and universities in the United States and Canada in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Technical & Vocational Training. The Ministry of Education, Technical & Vocational Training will award each selected Scholarship Recipient $7,500 – $11,000 per annum, for a maximum of four (4) years and participating Colleges and Universities will offer tuition waivers. Scholarships are available for studies at the Bachelor’s Degree level. Applicants must be 12th grade students in a Bahamian private/independent High School (including Home Schools) or undergraduate students transferring from Tertiary Institutions. High School Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and possess a minimum of five (5) BGCSE passes at “C” grade or above. Tertiary students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above....

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The OAS- GoB  scholarship is awarded to Bahamian students who wish to pursue technical and academic studies at the graduate or postgraduate level. The MOE will award each scholarship recipient $7,500.00 per annum, for a maximum of four years and the OAS shall award each recipient a onetime grant of $1,000.00. Applicants must apply for admission to the areas and levels of study as indicated per participating partner institutions and list of priority areas. Applicants are encouraged to apply for admission to three different participating partner institutions to increase the chances of being granted admission and selected for the scholarship. The OAS has negotiated tuition waivers / discounts from 20% – 100% with participating partner institutions. For more information on partnering institutions please visit our Facebook page and website.    Please note:    1 )  To be considered for this award, a pplica n ts   apply...

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The Commonwealth of The Bahamas  is committed to providing scholarships for as many of its citizens as possible in disciplines based on our country’s labour and development needs.  Award recipients are selected on the basis of academic success at the high school or college level, AND financial need. All Bahamian Nationals, NOT PURSING THE MBBS (MEDICINE) PROGRAMME, registered and attending the University of The West Indies at Mona Jamaica, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago and Cave Hill Barbados campuses are currently entitled to TUITION WAIVERS at 80% for University Grant Committee (UGC) FUNDED programmes. Those students pursuing the MBBS(Medicine) programme, have to apply to the Ministry of Health for the MBBS Tuition Subvention and if successful, The Bahamas Government pays 80% of the  tuition at the Mona Jamaica campus and 60% at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago and...

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The Gerace Research Centre Scholarship is awarded to Bahamian students, by an association of colleges and universities in the United States in co-operation with the Ministry of Education. Presently, some sixteen colleges and universities offer tuition scholarships. Participating Colleges and Universities will offer full and partial tuition scholarships and the Ministry of Education will pay room and board charges. Gerace scholarships are available for studies at the bachelor’s and master’s degree level and have a maximum value of $10,000.00 per year, for a maximum of four (4) years. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above and possess a minimum of five (5) BGCSE “C” level passes.    Bellarmine College – College of Charleston  – Hartwick College  – LeMoyne College – Mississippi State University  – University of New Haven  –  Wittenberg University – Miami University of Ohio...

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The Track & Field Student Athlete Grant recipients are selected on the basis of the applicants ability to obtain a partial athletic scholarship from an accredited College or University in the USA or Canada and the recommendation of the Bahamas Parents Association of Track & Field Athletes (BPATFA). This scholarship is managed by: The Bahamas Parents Association for Track and Field Athletes Scholarship Checklist The following documents are needed in order to successfully submit an application. The application process can be started and additional documents may be uploaded up until the relevant scholarship deadline. The documents needed are as follows: A Bahamian passport A NIB smart card An official acceptance letter An official transcript Copies of certificates (BGCSE / IBs / APs/ SAT/ SAT IIs, etc) Copies of diplomas / degrees / certificates Completed essays (as required by...

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The National Tuition Assistance, formerly known as the National Grant is awarded to Bahamian students and is intended to assist high school graduates or persons who are currently pursuing professional, technical, graduate or post graduate degree studies. Award recipients are selected on the basis of academic success at the high school or college level, and financial need. High school graduates must possess a GPA of 3.0 or above and a minimum of five (5) BGCSEs with a grade of “C” or higher. Those currently in college must possess a GPA of 3.0 or above. This grant has a maximum value of $7,500.00 per annum at internationally accredited institutions, colleges and universities or $4,000.00 for local institutions, and is renewable for up to four (4) years of study at accredited local and international universities, colleges, and technical and vocational institutions. Successful candidates must pursue a course of study that meets with national development goals, at the...

Scholarship
 
The Ministry of Education Scholarship & Educational Loan Division (SELD) Study abroad or locally
The National Technical Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to Bahamian students who wish to pursue a certification course in a technical or vocational field. Award recipients are selected  on the basis of  academic success at the high school or college level. This scholarship has a maximum value of $7,500.00 per annum, for studies at approved a nd a ccredited  technical  programmes  abroad , and $2,000 for applicants who wish to pursue studies locally at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI). It is renewable for up  to   four   ( 4 ) years   of study . Candidates  pursuing certificate courses or  associate s   degree s  must  have a GPA of 2.5 or above and pursue a course of study that meets with national development goals.  Candidates pursuing  bachelor’s  degrees in technical fields must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must also be accepted to...

Scholarship
 
The Ministry of Education Scholarship & Educational Loan Division (SELD) Study abroad
The National Academic Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to well-rounded candidates with an overall GPA of 3.0 or above and whom possess a minimum of five (5) BGCSE “A” passes. The applicant must be accepted to an approved international accredited college or university. The applicant must demonstrate and must pursue a course of study that meets with national development goals. The award has a maximum value of $10,000.00 per annum and is renewable for up to four (4) years of study.  Scholarship Checklist The following documents are needed in order to successfully submit an application. The application process can be started and additional documents may be uploaded up until the relevant scholarship deadline. The documents needed are as follows: A Bahamian passport A NIB smart card An official acceptance letter An official transcript Copies of certificates (BGCSE / IBs / APs/ SAT/ SAT IIs, etc)...