SELD SHORT SCHOLARSHIP INFO POWERPOINT PRESENTATION OCTOBER 2018 (2)

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INFORMATION SESSION
STUDENTS, ARE YOU COLLEGE READY?
Questions you should be considering . . .
• Do I want to go to college or university? If so, which one?
(apply to at least 6 schools; two reach, two realistic, two safe – APPLY
NOW!)
• What do I want to study? Does what I want to study meet the Bahamas'
National Development Goals?
(this may affect your ability to get a scholarship)
• After picking the school of choice, how much does it cost to attend this
school?
• In relation to money, how much do I / does my family currently have to
allocate towards college? How much do I need?
• Do I need a scholarship?
STUDENTS, ARE YOU COLLEGE READY?
• What scholarships are available from the Ministry of Education?
• How do I know if I am eligible to apply? What is the criteria?
• How do I apply for Ministry of Education Scholarships?
• Can I apply for a scholarship before being accepted to a College or
University?
• What documents am I required to submit with my application?
• How do I get help with the application process?
STUDENTS, ARE YOU COLLEGE READY?
Questions you should be considering . . .
• When will I receive notification that I have received or
not received a scholarship award?
• What are my next steps after receiving the scholarship
award?
• Is there anything I should be doing in the mean time
(during the wait time)?
• How much does it cost to apply for a US student visa or
Canadian study permit? What is that process like?
STUDENTS, ARE YOU COLLEGE READY?
Questions you should be considering . . .
All of these questions will be answered via
today's presentation.
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THE ALL BAHAMAS MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
PROGRAMME
THE MOST
Shannon Butler
2013 ABM Scholar
Paloma Cartwright
2017 ABM Scholar
Simone Cambridge
2016 ABM Scholar
Arron Edgecombe
2018 ABM Scholar
PRESTEGIOUS
SCHOLARSHIP
IN THE
BAHAMAS,
AWARDED TO
ONE
BAHAMIAN
STUDENT PER
YEAR
IN ORDER TO QUALIFY, STUDENTS MUST:
 Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7
 Have taken or have registered to sit a minimum of eight
(8) BGCSE’s, including English and Math, prior to the time
of application
 Pass eight or more BGCSE subjects with grade “A” grades
 Applied or been accepted to a prestigious accredited
college or university
 Have obtained an SAT score of 1220 or higher
 Be exceptionally well rounded
Candidates will be interviewed by the All Bahamas Merit
Committee and must present and come prepared to
discuss their student portfolios.
Paloma Cartwright,
Graduate of NGM Major
High School, Long Island.
2017 ABM Recipient
This award is valued at $35,000.00 per year, for up to four
years.
THE NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
PROGRAMME
IN ORDER TO QUALIFY, STUDENTS MUST:
 Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
 Have taken or have registered to sit a minimum of seven
(7) BGCSE’s, including English and Math, prior to the time
of application
 Pass seven (7) or more BGCSE subjects with grade “A”
grades
 Applied or been accepted to a prestigious accredited
college or university
 Obtained an SAT score of 1220 or higher
 Be exceptionally well rounded
Sean Knowles,
Graduate of Queen’s
College
2018 NM Recipient
This award is valued at $25,000.00 per year, for up to four
years.
Students are encouraged to apply
for BOTH the
All Bahamas Merit Award
&
The National Merit Award
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THE NATIONAL ACADEMIC
SCHOLARSHIP
 Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above
 Students must posses a minimum of five (5) BGCSE “A” passes
 Applicants must be accepted to approved international accredited colleges
or universities
 Must pursue a course of study that meets with national development /
career goals.
This award has a value of $10,000.00 per year, for up to four (4) years.
THE NATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP
 Awarded to Bahamian students who wish to pursue a
certification course or degree in a technical or vocational
field
 Candidates must have a GPA of 2.5 and above
 Students can be awarded up to $7,500 per annum for
approved international technical institutions and $2,000
for study at BTVI
 The applicants course of study must meet national
developmental goals.
 This award is renewable for up to two (2) years.
NATIONAL TUITION ASSISTANCE
SCHOLARSHIP
(Formerly the National Grant)
Kenisha Sands
Graduate of St. Anne’s College
Current Student of
St. Leo University
2018 NTA Scholar
 This scholarship is intended to assist
applicants who are currently pursuing
or who want to pursue undergraduate,
professional, technical, graduate or
post graduate degree studies
 Applicants must have a GPA 3.0 and
above and a minimum of five (5)
BGCSEs with a grade of “C” or higher
 Students can be awarded up to $7,500
per annum for internationally
accredited institutions and $4,000 for
local institutions (online study is also
$4,000 per annum)
 The selected course of study must meet
national developmental / career goals.
Gaja Parks
Graduate of Queen’s College
Current Student of the University
of Ontario
2018 NTA Scholar
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THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SCHOLARS
PROGRAMME
2018 PSSP Recipients
INSTITUTED IN 2015 TO PROMOTE COLLEGE READINESS, EQUITY
AND COLLEGE ACCESS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.
IN ORDER TO QUALIFY, STUDENTS MUST:
Dante Cartwright
Current Student of St.
Mary’s University
2018 PSSP Scholar
 Be citizens of The Bahamas
 Have outstanding leadership and character traits
 Be first generation college students (first preference)
 Enrolled in a public senior high school
 Students must have parental / guardian support
 Eligible to graduate in June of the year of H.S.
completion
 Students must have GPA of 3.0 or higher for Academic
Students and 2.75 GPA for Technical & Vocational Students
 1000 SAT Math & CR OR 22 ACT minimum
 5 BGCSE with grade of a “C” or above, inclusive of
Mathematics and English Language)
 Savings /sponsor for Student Visa Requirement
 Eligible for Student Visa
 Completion of all Visa requirements and fees
 Full Time Student
 The selected course of study must meet national
developmental / career goals.
PSSP COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY PARTNERS
Anderson University - Holland College - Northwest Community College - St. Mary’s University University of Prince Edward Island - Anderson University - Bethune Cookman University - Central Baptist
College - Central State University - College of St Benedict/ St. John’s University - Eastern Connecticut
State University - Florida Memorial University - Florida Polytechnic University - Hastings College - John
Brown University – Messiah College-Middle Tennessee State University - Monroe College - St. Leo
University - State University New York – Palm Beach State College-Taylor University - Texas Southern
University - University of Central Arkansas - University of Central Oklahoma - University of the Ozarks University of New Haven.
Institutions currently under negotiations:
David Lipscomb University
Georgia State University
*Schools in bold also offer scholarships / waivers to eligible applicants. from independent schools.
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INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS COLLEGE
& UNIVERSITY PARTNERS
• Anderson University
• Central State University
• College of Saint Benedict/ St.
John's University
• Eastern Connecticut State
University
• Messiah College
• Middle Tennessee State
University
• Northwest Community College
• St. Leo University
• Taylor University
• Texas Southern University
• University of New Haven
• University of the Ozarks
• Georgia State Universitypending
Ms. Jurelle Nairn
Coordinator: STARS Programme
“Providing the GAMEPLAN for College”
THE GAME STRATEGY
Our Mission
Extend YOUR Educational
and Athletic Experience.
Empower YOU.
Help YOU integrate
into society.
• Self-Awareness;
People Skills; What
Leaders Do; Vision
& Goals
• Personal
Development
Mentorship
• SAT/ ACT/
BGCSE
Preparation
• NCAA/ NAIA
Clearinghouse
• Film & Stats
• Recruitment
Process
Leadership Training
Academic/ Athletic Advising
GAME PLAN
• Connect with
current and
former
Bahamian
College StudentAthletes
• Relationships
• Guidance
KEY PLAYERS
StudentAthletes
Team
Managers
Referees
Bahamas
STARS
Statisticians
Film
Coordinators
THE EXECUTION
Coaches/
Guidance
Meeting
Student-Info
Session/
Sign Up
Tracking and
Mentorship
Academic/
Athletic
Advising Day
THE EXECTION Cont’d
Bahamas
STARS
Awards
GAME OUTCOME
Our Vision
• ALL Studentathletes graduate
with a college plan
& options!
CRITERIA
Students are required to:
• Be in the 9th -12th grade.
• Be a member of your school’s sports team as an athlete,
manager, film coordinator or statistician or;
• Be a certified official
• Have a desire to play a sport in college or continue your
team participation in college as a manager, statistician, film
coordinator or official
• Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or 70%.
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THE GERACE RESEARCH CENTRE
SCHOLARSHIP
 Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above and
possess a minimum of five (5) BGCSE passes.
 Awarded to Bahamian students, by an association
of colleges and universities in the United States in cooperation with the Ministry of Education.
 Presently, some sixteen (16) colleges and
universities offer tuition scholarships.
 Participating Colleges and Universities will offer full
or partial tuition scholarships and the Ministry of
Education will pay room and board.
 Gerace scholarships are available for studies at the
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree level and have a value
of $10,000.00 per year, for a maximum of four (4)
years.

GERACE PARTICIPATING PARTNER INSTITUTIONS
Elmira College - Emporia State University - Hartwick College - Lemoyne
College - Miami University Of Ohio - Wittenberg College - Gannon
University - Youngstown State University - College Of Charleston Lynchburg College - Mississippi State University - Florida Gulf Coast
University - University Of South Carolina At Aiken - Cornell College–
McDaniel College.
*Please note that scholarships become available at partnering
institutions upon the graduation of a MOE scholarship recipient from the
same college/ university/ institution.
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THE OASGOVERNMENT
OF THE
BAHAMAS
SCHOLARSHIP
PROGRAMME
 The OAS-GoB scholarship is awarded to
Bahamian students who wish to pursue
technical and academic studies at the
graduate or post graduate level.
 The MOE will award each scholarship
recipient $7, 500.00 per annum, for a
maximum of four years and the GS/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
based on the countries 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.
OAS PARTICIPATING PARTNER INSTITUTIONS
Midwestern State University - Colorado State University Western Illinois University - Willamette University MBA University of Florida - Syracuse University - University of
South Florida - Alma College - Jackson State University University of South Carolina Aiken - Western Kentucky
University - New York Institute of Technology - University of
Western Ontario.
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SCHOLARSHIPS TENABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE
BAHAMAS
THE NATIONAL AWARD AND BURSARY
 Tenable at the University of The PROGRAMME
Bahamas
 Valued up to $5,000 per annum and
$2,500 per semester.
 Available for any degree offered at
the University of The Bahamas.
 Qualifications necessary: 5 BGCSE
subject passes with “C” and above
including Mathematics and English
Language.
 Students already at the University of
The Bahamas can qualify with a GPA of
3.0 or higher pursuing 12 credits or
more.
100% of qualified applicants will
receive the award.
 Tenable at the University of The
Bahamas
 Pays tuition, lab and technology fees
for four (4) years.
 Available for any degree offered in
the school of education at The
University of The Bahamas.
 Qualifications necessary: 5 BGCSE
subject passes with ‘C’ and above
including Mathematics and English
Language, and pass an interview.
 Students already at The University of
The Bahamas can qualify with a GPA of
3.0 or higher pursuing 12 credits or
more in the school of education.
 100% of qualified applicants will
receive the award.
THE TEACHER EDUCATION
GRANT
END
NATIONAL PRIORITY AREAS
ACADEMIC
Actuarial Science, Agricultural Studies, Airport Management, Anthropology, Architecture, Archival
Management, Archival Materials Processing, Audiology, Computer Studies & Information Systems,
Conservation Management, Construction Management, Criminal Justice (police officers only),
Education - Specialized Fields, Engineering - Specialized Fields - Entrepreneurial Studies,
Environmental Studies, Financial Services, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Forensic Science,
Geographic Information Systems, Gerontology, Health Administration, Heritage Management,
Hospitality Studies, Hotel Management, Human Resources Management, Information Security,
International Relations, Land Surveying, Marine Studies, Marketing & Market Research,
Mathematics, Performing Arts, Pharmacy, Project Management, Psychology (Bachelors, Masters
and PhD levels), Public Administration - Public Health Administration, Quantity Surveying,
Renewable Energy, Social Work (Bachelors, Masters and PhD levels), Solar Energy, Speech
Pathology, Speech Therapy, Tourism & Development, Urban Development/Planning, Water
Management/Distribution, Youth Development & Studies.
NATIONAL PRIORITY AREAS
TECHNICAL
Agriculture, Horticulture and Fisheries Technology, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Allied Health
Care and Technology, Auto Mechanics, Aviation Mechanics, Aviation Studies, Building Inspection,
Carpentry, Computer Service Technology, Construction Technology, Culinary Arts, Dental Hygiene,
Diesel Mechanics, Disaster Recovery, Dry Wall Installation, Electronic Technology, Emergency
Medical Services, Fire & Safety Protection / Management, Heavy Equipment Operations, Laboratory
Technology, Marine Mechanics, Masonry, Medical Equipment Repair & Maintenance, Medical
Technology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Plumbing, Respiratory Technology, Roofing,
Steel Fabrication, Surgical Technology, Tiling, Textiles & Garment Construction, Welding.
*Please note that priority areas are subject to change depending on national skills and career needs.
THE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS
PRESENTER:
Joy Hanna
Online Application Support
 Your application will not be
completed in one sitting
Transcript upload
 BGCSE upload
 SAT upload
 Application not complete until
submitted!
TWO FRIENDLY TIPS
TIP ONE:
Create a professional email address,
preferably your name
(NOT [email protected])
Eg: [email protected]
Use a password you will remember
TIP TWO:
Clean up your ONLINE PRESENCE
 Make sure you’re creating the best first impression
- Google yourself
- adjust privacy settings
- delete compromising / inappropriate or out of
context content/ photos and inactive accounts
- create an online presence that will give others a
good impression of who you are
- build a positive personal brand
Remember, our scholarship recipients become
ambassadors for our country and for our
scholarship programmes! r
COMMUNICATE WITH US
Email:
[email protected]
Phone: 242 502 2920
Scholarships tenable
at UB:
242 302 4447
Or
242 302 4563
Stay tuned for the launch of our very
own website:
www.scholarshipsbahamas.com
• Office: 502-9040
• Email: [email protected]
• Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube: Bahamas
STARS
We are finally on Facebook
Search:
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QUESTIONS?
THANK YOU!
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