Planning to study abroad? Need Money
Are you exploring getting a tertiary level education
at a college or career education school? Which one to attend is
always amongst the most important detail but when all that fun
is over how is one going to pay for the education becomes the
Very few of us have on average J$180,000, US$10,000,
Can$12,900 readily available each year to put towards a college
education. Over four years that's J$720,000, US$40,000, Can$ 51,600.
Do you have a rich Uncle or Aunt? If not, tag along with us as
we travel through all your interesting options toward skillfully
securing a college education.
There are many community civic, private sector
and educational groups that offer loans, grants, fellowships and
scholarships. The major difficulty is finding them; the fact is
many scholarships go unclaimed each year; not because students
don't qualify but because they don't know that the money is available.
There is an overwhelming need to organize the wealth of information
into a workable source for today's student. That’s why we have
created the Scholarship File.
Some scholarships are based on need, others
are based on merit. Some are chiefly restrictive, where as others
are quite open and rather generous. If the past is anything to
judge by, college expenses will continue to rise faster than inflation,
so actively searching for financial support has become a real
We know college is expensive, education after high school, costs
time, money and effort. It's a big investment. Parents in most
cases are a major source of financial support and since loans
and scholarships are often based on family income, planning strategically
with your parent or guardian is integral in your bid to attend
Call the school where you have been accepted but cannot afford
to go and talk with the financial officer or come click through
our files and see if there is any helpful resource that can surely
get your gala college ball rolling.
The Scholarship File
Two new scholarships available to Jamaicans
and minorities at home and abroad are listed monthly, along with
important information you will need to know regarding the procedure
for applying to foreign colleges.
This month we feature Florida Caribbean Institute
Tuition exemption scholarship available to Caribbean nationals,
as well as the Jamaica Association of Northern California scholarships
for locals in Jamaica and Jamaican Nationals in North America.
Non-Resident Tuition Exemption
Eligible to undergraduate, graduate students
as well as non-degree students who have been admitted or who currently
meet admission requirements for Community Colleges or Universities
Deadline is May 10th 2003. Organization: Florida
For more Information: http://lacc.fiu.edu/fci/criteria.htm
Part Time and Full-time Undergraduate
or Graduate Scholarship.
The Jamaica Association of Northern California
(JANC) has established a fund for the award of scholarships, based
on financial need, to high school, trade school, college and university
students in Jamaica or the United States. A minimum of US$500
for tuition or a minimum of US$250 for books and/or living expenses
is granted to each selected applicant. The deadline for application
is May 31st of each year. Awards are announced at our annual Independence
Celebration Dance in August. Selected applicants are notified
and funds dispersed by the end of August of each year.
Completed application packets and any requests
for information may be addressed to; The Jamaica Association of
Northern California Scholarship Committee Chairman, P.O. Box 30156,
Oakland, CA 94604, USA. or via email to: [email protected]
Check if you meet requirements: http://www.janc.org
Scholarship Sources in Jamaica and other
• Tech School Jamaica
• UWI Endowment Fund
Higher Education in the Caribbean