Here are details of two graduate scholarship opportunities, from the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica. PLEASE NOTE TIGHT DEADLINES!!
THE 2017-2018 FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce two options for graduate study scholarships available to Jamaicans.
The Fulbright Graduate Student Program (Foreign Student Program) – Application is now open and ends Friday, June 10, 2016.
This program seeks qualified graduates, with a first- or upper second- class honors Bachelor’s degree from a local institution, who wish to continue their studies in the United States for either a Master’s or a Ph.D. degree and who has an exceptional promise of making contribution on return to Jamaica.
Candidates are eligible to apply in the fields of:
- Natural sciences
- Mathematics/engineering, or
- Social sciences
They must be:
- Jamaican-citizen graduates of tertiary institutions.
- Persons without “green cards” (alien registration cards) or who are not resident in the United States
- Individuals who are not already pursuing studies at a U.S. university
To access the online application, applicants must use this link: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international . You should create an account and electronically submit the completed application and three letters of recommendation no later than Friday, June 10, 2016. Note, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Fulbright (LASPAU) Faculty Development Program – Application is now open and ends Friday, June 1, 2016.
This program is targeted to teachers/lecturers at tertiary level institutions in Jamaica for graduate study in the United States.
All fields of study are included, with the exception of law, medicine, nursing, and dentistry.
- Demonstrated excellent academic performance with first-class honors or upper-second class honors achieved for his/her Bachelor’s degree.
- Jamaican citizens currently residing in Jamaica.
- A commitment to university lecturing and be supported by nomination/endorsement for the program by the applicant’s tertiary institution.
This year the Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities (LASPAU) is using a new application platform. Before filling out the application, candidates will be asked to fill out a Fulbright Applicant Information Form: https://laspau.force.com/grantee/Form?tfa_form=14 Once you have completed the form, you will receive an email with a direct link to the full Fulbright application. Supporting documents should be uploaded electronically directly to the online application. These documents include CV, Statement of Purpose, Transcripts, Passport Identification Page, and the Nominating Institution Verification form, if required.
Please read the Checklist of Required Academic Documents which outlines these requirements in greater detail: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/jamaica/231771/PDFs/Checklist%20of%20Required%20Academic%20Documents_FB%20APP_FINAL%202016.pdf
Foreign residency: Jamaican Fulbright Scholars are subject to the two-year home residency requirement. This rule mandates that upon completion of their studies all Fulbright Scholars must return to their home country for at least two years before they would be eligible for consideration to emigrate to the U.S. Scholars, within the two-year period are not prohibited from traveling to the United States, but may be ineligible for certain employment-based or family-based visas until the foreign residency requirement is satisfied.
Standardized Testing: Most American graduate programs, dependent on the field of study, require applicants to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). For application to the Fulbright Program, this requirement must be met even if the prospective university does not need these scores for matriculation.
If you need more information you may contact:
Paul Robeson Information Resource Center
Embassy of the United States of America
142 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6, Jamaica