Office of the Board for
Undergraduate Studies

OBUS Scholarships


REGIONAL   SCHOLARSHIPS
                      &     
AWARDEES  TESTIMONIALS





The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation.

Since 2010, the UWI is an International competitive, contemporary university, deeply rooted in the Caribbean, committed to creating the best possible future for all its stakeholders.


Regional and Campus Specific Scholarships

The UWI awards a number of regional scholarship (university-wide), including the UWI Open Scholarship, and the UWI/CSEC Scholarship, as well as campus-specific scholarships which are available to full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree programme.  Criteria for these awards include outstanding academic performance, financial need and community involvement.

Regional scholarships are available to CARICOM nationals in any faculty. Continuation of these scholarships is subject to the attainment of at least a 3.0 (B average) cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA), throughout the entire degree programme.

The UWI Open Scholarship covers the full cost of tuition (20% Economic Cost) and maintenance for the duration of the programme of study.

The UWI/CSEC Scholarship is awarded annually to the top nine achievers in the CSEC
Examinations. Awardees must take up the scholarship within three years and matriculate to the University on the basis of his/her Advanced Level/CAPE Examinations or an Associate Degree. The award covers full tuition (20% Economic Cost) and an allowance towards the cost of accommodation and books.

 

University Bursaries

The UWI awards Academic Bursaries on the basis of at least 3.0 (B average) cumulative GPA and Co-curricular Bursaries on the basis of contribution to University life as evidenced by participation in co-curricular activities.

For further information on the regional and campus-specific scholarships, university bursaries, and other means of student financing see the sites listed below.

Mona Campus

www.mona.uwi.edu/osf

Cave Hill Campus

www.cavehill.uwi.edu/studentinfo.htm

St Augustine Campus:

www.sta.uwi.edu

Open Campus:

www.uwi.edu

 



UWI OPEN SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES 

CAVE HILL CAMPUS 2016/2017 AWARDEES

First Name

Surname

Nationality

Faculty

Programme

Alisa

Arthurs

Belizean

Social Sciences

Accounting and Finance

Nadia

Browne

British Overseas Territory Citizen/ Montserratian

Social Sciences

Accounting and Finance

Trey

Cumberbatch

Barbadian

Social Sciences

 

Nigel

Francis

Dominican

Science and Technology

Electronics

Cyril

Hyacinth

Dominican

Science and Technology

Microbiology

Joel

Garrett

Vincentian

Social Sciences

Accounting

Simone

Geoffroy

Trinidadian

Medical Sciences

Medicine and Surgery

Rhyesa

Joseph

Saint Lucian

Social Sciences

 

Rose-Mary

Reynolds

Antiguan and Barbudan

Law

Law

 

MONA CAMPUS 2016/2017 AWARDEES

First Name

Surname

Nationality

Faculty

Programme

Nile

Anderson  
(Top Matriculant)

Jamaican

Medical Sciences

Medicine and Surgery

Alanis

Blake

Jamaican

Medical Sciences

Dental Surgery

Anthony

Bryan

Jamaican

Engineering

Electronics Engineering

Sashay

Bryan

Jamaican

Science and Technology

Actuarial Science

Danique

Cargill

Jamaican

Social Sciences

Accounting

Amelia

Dunkley

Jamaican

Medical Sciences

Medicine and Surgery

Matthew

Ebanks

Jamaican

Science and Technology

Actuarial Science

Kayla

Farrell

Kittitian

Social Sciences

Statistics

Russell

Green

Jamaican

Humanities and Education

French and Spanish

Brianna

Johnson

Jamaican

Science and Technology

Actuarial Science

Melissa

Lightbody

Jamaican

Social Sciences

Accounting

Danielle

Notice

Jamaican

Science and Technology

Mathematic and Modelling Process

Daniel

Raphael

Jamaican

Science and Technology

Actuarial Science

Rajne

Reynolds

Jamaican

Science and Technology

Geography

Phillipa

Ritchie

Jamaican

Science and Technology

Actuarial Science

Deborah

Rowe

Barbadian

Medical Sciences

Medicine and Surgery

Paula-Leone

Samuda

Jamaican

Social Sciences

Economics

Thaon

Simms

Jamaican

Medical Sciences

Medicine and Surgery

Ashley

Smith

Jamaican

Science and Technology

Actuarial Science

Varna

Thomas

Jamaican

Medical Sciences

Medicine and Surgery

Simone

Townsend

Jamaican

Law

Law

Derron

Williams

Jamaican

Social Sciences

Accounting

 

OPEN CAMPUS 2016/2017 AWARDEES

First Name

Surname

Nationality

Site

Programme

Crystal

Bynoe-Greaves

Vincentian

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Management Studies (Marketing)

Novenia

Isaac

Dominican

Dominica

Social Work

Patrice

Mattis

Bahamian

The Bahamas

Early Childhood Education

Charice

Williams

Vincentian

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Management Studies

Anita

Mitchell
(Top Matriculant)

Jamaican

Jamaica

Tourism

 

ST. AUGUSTINE CAMPUS 2016/2017 AWARDEES

First Name

Surname

Nationality

Faculty

Programme

Marline Shady

Baptiste-Cato

Grenadian

Social Sciences

Accounting

Ethan

Chrichlow

Trinidadian

Medical Science

Medicine and Surgery

Kande

Duncan

Grenadian

Science and Technology

Chemistry

Janessa

Griffith

Antiguan and Barbudan

Medical Sciences

Pharmacology

Petronald

Green

Dominican

Science and Technology

Computer Sciences

Cherish

Jankie

Saint Lucian

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Chavan

Lyttle

Jamaican

Food and Agriculture

Agriculture

Quanley

Marieatte

Saint Lucian

Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Alex

Ramdass

Trinidadian

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Shalom

Teelucksingh

Trinidadian

Science and Technology

Biomedical Technology

Rae Anne

Victor

Trinidadian

Humanities and Education

Musical Arts

Rocyn

Vitalis

Saint Lucian

Social Sciences

Economics

Awardees Testimonials

UWI Open Scholars  
Nadia Browne  Faculty of Social Sciences, Cave Hill Campus

My first attempt at garnering a UWI Scholarship was unsuccessful. This was the impetus for me to aspire to pristine credentials during my first year, in the hope of changing my fate. When I saw a Jamaican number appear on my cellphone screen, I was slightly bewildered. The voice at the other end asked a few questions before telling me I was shortlisted for the scholarship. I was both excited and unnerved – it felt like it was within reach, but still not reasonably assured. I only told my parents, in case I was unsuccessful, and continued to pray and keep my cellphone at my side. The following day, I received another call soliciting more information and was told to be on the lookout for an email. I cannot describe the elation I felt when I saw the words “Congratulations! You have been awarded a UWI Open Scholarship”. I am eternally indebted to UWI, and you can be too. All it takes is dedication, focus and not letting an unfavourable result deter you. As the saying goes, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”.


Daniel D. Raphael | Faculty of Science and Technology, Mona Campus
It is my greatest honour to be a UWI Open Scholar. Reflecting on the years prior, I never envisioned myself standing where I am now. To have come this far, makes me very proud of myself. For small is the gateway to our dreams, narrow is the path that brings it forth and few there be that find it. Realising my dream required great sacrifice, faith, determination and discipline but I could not have done it without help of the UWI. Thank you so much UWI for making my dream a reality.



Curtis Collins Faculty of Science and Technology, St. Augustine Campus
“Great success is a result of overcoming great challenges.” These are the words which I live by and that have aided me in earning an Open Scholarship at the University of the West Indies. Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Technology at the St. Augustine UWI campus is as difficult as it sounds. However, hard-work, consistency and faith enabled me to achieve this great reward. Becoming a UWI Open Scholar has benefited me in infinite ways, but undoubtedly, it has removed the bulk of my financial burdens and motivates me to chase greater success.



Deborah Rowe |  Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mona Campus
It is a privilege to be one of the 2016 UWI Open Scholarship recipients. Personally, this scholarship is an answer to many prayers. I will be forever grateful for this opportunity; to have the financial support to enable me to realize my potential despite my background. To me, being a UWI Open Scholar is a testament to ones versatility, perseverance and academic ability.  Currently I attend the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and am enrolled in the MBBS programme in the Faculty of Medical Sciences.



Joel Garrett | Faculty of Social Sciences, Cave Hill Campus
My name is Joel Garrett, I am in the Faculty of Social Science pursuing a BSc. in Management (Finance) at the Cave Hill Campus. Being granted the privilege to be a UWI Open Scholar is my blessing from God; I applied even though my thought was “what are the chances of me being the one chosen among many other outstanding academic persons who would apply?”. I was still persuaded to proceed in submitting all requirements for the scholarship application while praying that I would be granted the scholarship.

Receiving a phone call and email from the administrator to stating that I was granted the UWI Open Scholarship I was fill with joy, excitement, thanks and praises.



Rae Anne Victor | Faculty of Humanities and Education, St. Augustine Campus
I am a UWI Open scholar in pursuit of my Bachelor of Arts in Musical Arts in the Faculty of Humanities and Education, St. Augustine campus. After two consecutive mishaps that prevented me from transitioning from the certificate program to the degree program I became discouraged because I had two years away from school. The true value for my receiving this scholarship, while there is monetary appreciation, is the additional motivation it has given me to pursue my final two years in the programme. I am honoured as a recipient recognizing the value that I have – a hope for greater accomplishments and a passion for promising musicians. This salutes a successful future.



Novenia Isaac | BSc. Social Work, UWI Open Campus, Common Wealth of Dominica 
I remember getting the call informing me that I was shortlisted for the Open Scholarship; just getting that call felt so good knowing that I, among so many other persons, was shortlisted. Two weeks later, another phone call came in, stating that I was the recipient of the Open Scholarship; ecstatic could not describe my feelings of appreciation and in that instant, I was humbled. This scholarship means so much to me as it exemplifies that working hard to achieve the things you want will always pay off. It also allows me, as an Open Scholar to continue my education with peace of mind. I will be forever grateful to UWI for this offer. 



Trey Cumberbatch | Faculty of Social Sciences, Cave Hill Campus
Upon seeing that I had been awarded a UWI Open Scholarship, I became overwhelmed with emotion. Not only did this relieve a massive financial burden in my acquisition of a tertiary education, but it also signaled that I had finally reached my full academic potential after years of being just shy of it. Therefore, I remain eternally grateful for this prestigious scholarship, and I pledge to give my utmost best in completing my minors of Gender, Psychology and Sociology under the BSc. Social Sciences degree. Through this, I shall fulfill my promise of contributing to the development of Barbados, UWI and ultimately, the Caribbean region.



Crystal Bynoe- Greaves | BSc. Management (Marketing), UWI Open Campus, Common Wealth of Dominica 
The Open Scholarship has afforded me the ability to fully focus on being a successful student rather than worrying about financing my studies. As a first year student pursuing a BSc. in Management (Marketing), at the UWI Open Campus in St.Vincent and the Grenadines, it has been a tremendous gift and I am very grateful. Having experienced the frustration and disappointment of having to postpone studies because of financial difficulties, I am fully committed to making the most of this opportunity. In the words of Pele, “Success is no accident; it is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying and sacrifice.”  I am fully dedicated to the task. 



Cyril Hyacinth | Faculty of Science and Technology, Cave Hill Campus
I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at UWI Cave Hill. Being awarded the UWI open Scholarship has allowed me to obtain a university education, which I could not obtain on my own and for which I am very grateful. I believe that being a UWI Open scholar means being an instrument of change and progress. The award requires a good work ethic, intellectual capacity and a desire to influence society around you, and I am honored that these qualities were seen in me. Through this opportunity, I hope to bring about some form of improvement to Dominica and the rest of the Caribbean.     



Danique Cargill | Faculty of Social Sciences, Mona Campus
Being a 2016/17 recipient of the UWI Open Scholarship feels truly incredible. An award of this magnitude will undoubtedly serve as encouragement as I seek to continue my pursuits of a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Mona Campus. To be a UWI Open Scholar in my opinion symbolizes hard work, dedication and a passion to succeed.  Therefore, it is these attributes that I will continue to utilize on my path to becoming a Forensic Accountant and contributing to the development of the wider society. 



Simone Geoffroy | Faculty of Medical Sciences, Cave Hill Campus 
Having been awarded the UWI Open Scholarship, showed me that through hard work, sacrifice and dedication; once you believe in yourself it pays off. I am currently studying at Cave Hill Campus Faculty of Medical Sciences for my Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree. I knew attaining this scholarship meant excelling in all areas academically and non-academically which I was able to achieve. My parents and I were elated and thankful to God when I got the faithful email that I was successful in attaining the scholarship. This scholarship means a lot to me not only because it relieves financial burdens but it reminds me to keep striving for excellence in all that I do. 



Rose-Mary Reynolds | Faculty of Law, Cave Hill Campus 
My name is Rose-Mary Reynolds and I am currently a first-year law student at the Cave Hill Campus. Upon hearing that I have been awarded the Open Scholarship, I was beyond honoured and elated as it meant that I would have greatly reduced my family’s financial burden and I would be able to complete my degree without any additional worry. I am appreciative of the University of the West Indies for implementing scholarships such as the Open Scholarship that awards students, such as myself, based on their continual hard work, determination and willpower. Thus, ensuring students have an equal chance of achieving higher education regardless of their background and financial status.



Shanice Honore | Faculty of Medical Sciences, Cave Hill Campus
I was extremely elated when I found out that I was awarded the privilege of being a UWI Open Scholar. I am eternally grateful for the financial support which has helped to facilitate my ongoing pursuit of a Bachelor’s of Medicine and Surgery degree in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at UWI, Barbados. I am a dedicated student and I am fully committed to making the most of this opportunity. I thank God and the Office of the Board of Undergraduate Studies for selecting me as a recipient of this Scholarship. 



Kai Bridgewater | Faculty of Law, Cave Hill Campus
When I received the e-mail stating that I was offered a UWI Open Scholarship I was ecstatic. It helped reaffirm that my decision to study in the Faculty of Law at the Cave Hill campus was the right one. This scholarship means a great deal as it is both a reward for the hard work put in over many years as well as a morale booster, further motivating me to continue to strive for excellence, with God remaining at the centre. The scholarship also offers tremendous financial assistance which will be extremely beneficial to me, and by extension, my family.