Nassau, Bahamas – Lyford Cay Foundations is pleased to announce that its
online scholarship application for study at colleges abroad
is now open.
The deadline for both applications and corresponding documentation is
April 15, 2016 at 5pm.
Foundations offer a select number of scholarships to Bahamian citizens
to complete bachelors and master’s degrees,
as well as technical and vocational training programmes. Prospective
applicants must provide an acceptance letter from the institution of
their choosing located in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Europe or Caribbean.
Lyford Cay Foundations’ mission is to serve those who will benefit the
most,” said Dr. Giavana Jones, Programme
Director of Scholarships. “That’s why we are encouraging Bahamians who
are interested in pursuing post-secondary education to apply, and we
strongly encourage those who will be the first in their family to attend
college to apply.”
The criteria for consideration includes financial need and capacity,
academic merit, accreditation of institution, availability
of field of study in The Bahamas, career goals and personal
named awards are available for study in business, theology, fine arts,
economics, engineering, law (graduate
level only), architecture and special education. To date, more than
1,400 scholarships have been awarded to bright Bahamian scholars.
Scholarship awards range in value up to $15,000 per year and are
renewable each year given a minimum grade point average
is maintained. Special awards valued up to $25,000 are available for
first generation college students studying in Canada.
All scholarship decisions are made by an independent committee that includes previous scholarship recipients.
Individuals interested in applying are invited to an application help
session at Stapledon School on Dolphin Drive on Tuesday,
January 26, 2016 or
Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 6.30pm.
All applications must be completed and submitted online at
Cay Foundation, Inc. and The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation (the
Foundations) are private philanthropic organisations established
in 1969 and 1977, respectively. The Foundations’ mission is to invest
in learning opportunities for children, young adults, families and
communities, all made possible by the generosity of donors. Through a
variety of programmes, the Foundations assist children
in school as they prepare for college, students leaving school with
scholarships to attend college in The Bahamas and abroad, and
non-profits providing learning opportunities in their communities. To
date more than $45 million has been invested in the lives