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 $7,500.00 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 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 desire to pursue a college / university education. First preference is given to first generation college students and students attending college within one year of graduating from high school. Qualified Bahamian public high school candidates must apply or be accepted to partnering colleges and universities. Students must also pass an interview.
Participating Partner Institutions
Benedict College Bethune Cookman University Central Baptist College Central State University Coast Mountain College College of St Benedict/ St. John’s University Eastern Connecticut State University Florida Memorial University Georgie State University Hastings College Holland College John Brown University Lipscomb University Middle Tennessee State University Monroe College Palm Beach Community College Spring Hill College St. Leo University St. Mary’s University State University New York State University of New York – Oswego Taylor University Texas Southern University University of Central Arkansas University of Central Oklahoma University of New Haven University of Prince Edward Island University of the Ozarks
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:
*Please note that an I-20 form may be used to show the schedule of fees.