UWIAA FLORIDA opens applications for the MARGARET BARRETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

UWIAA FLORIDA opens applications for the MARGARET BARRETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. Carmen Nicholas – UWIAA President Florida Chapter speaking fondly of Margaret Barrett

The late Margaret Barrett dedicated a large part of her life doing voluntary work that helped individuals in meaningful ways. Her efforts assisted individuals who sought to better themselves through education, with many of these individuals attending the University of the West Indies.

The Margaret Barrett Memorial Scholarship was created by the Florida Chapter of the University of the West Indies to honour Margaret Barrett’s service and dedication to the UWIAA Florida and to  education; and to assist with the financial needs of a full-time student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree at The University of the West Indies

Number of Awards:               One (1)
Value of the Award:               US$1,000
Tenure:                                   One (1) year, renewable with application
Application Deadline:           February 11, 2019

Tenure: One (1) year with renewal for up to 2 years. Renewal is not automatic, and the scholarship holder is expected to reapply.

Eligibility: The award is available to a full-time student and is “needs-based” with specific academic requirements and community involvement requirements. these include

  • Academic performance that reflects an overall grade point average of B (3.0) or higher;
  • Record of community involvement including more than membership in high school alumni association;
  • Participation in specific activities.
  • Full-time student who is a Caribbean national and who is completing an undergraduate degree at the University of the West Indies (Any Campus);
  • Student residing in a Caribbean nation served by The UWI.

Application Process:

board@uwiaafl.org 
or 
sent by mail to

The Scholarship Committee 
University of the West Indies Alumni Association 
P.O. Box 970313 
Coconut Creek, Florida 33097

The application package should include:

  • An essay outlining the applicant’s educational and professional goals.
  • Three (3) current letters of recommendation (one character and the others academic).
  • A certified university transcript that indicates the student is in good standing or a high school transcript along with acceptance letter from the university indicating that the applicant is newly admitted.
  • Certified copy of birth certificate
  • Picture (Head-shot) of applicant.

Payment to awardee:

  • Funds will be disbursed through the Office of Finance (UWI RHQ) to the UWI tuition account of the relevant campus of the successful applicant.
  • After notification of scholarship, the successful applicant will submit their school identification number and their official email and mailing addresses to the Florida Chapter of the University of the West Indies Alumni Association.

 

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