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Scholarships

About President’s Endowment Fund Scholarship

In 2017, the University of Belize (UB) established its Endowment Fund, which provides the private sector, UB’s partners and the general public with an avenue to contribute to the development of the nation. This fund allows UB to improve its services, infrastructure and in particular, to provide financial assistance to its students with the aim to access a UB education.

Requirements

  • Existing full-time UB student
  • Citizen of Belize
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Demonstrated financial need

For More Information

scholarships@ub.edu.bz | +(501)822-1000 Ext 212

The Diane Sylvestre (DS) Scholarship is awarded annually to an alumnus or alumna of the Anglican Cathedral College (ACC) accepted to or current student at the University of Belize (UB) for an Associate or Bachelor Degree program based on financial need, academic excellence and other conditions set by the donor. Special consideration is given to ACC Alumni who are enrolled in Math or Science programs; however, students enrolled in other programs are also eligible. Scholarship recipients must also be committed to community and institutional service and to staying and working in Belize.

The award is funded through income only from the Diane Sylvestre Endowment Fund (DSE Fund) re-established March 1, 2013 by the benefactor J. Diane Sylvestre specifically for the University of Belize. The award is for two (2) academic years and one summer of tuition and fees. Coverage and effective dates are specified in the scholarship award letter. The DS Scholarship is administered through the UB Office of Student Affairs in partnership with ACC.

Deadline for application is the last Friday in May.

Requirements

  • Must be a full time student at the University of Belize or accepted to start as a full time student for the upcoming academic year.
  • Must maintain a GPA of not less than 2.5 and provide proof of academic standing by means of a relevant transcript of records.
  • Must display characteristics that are compatible with the ideals of the model UB student.
  • Must demonstrate good work ethic and positive attitude at all times.
  • Must be accompanied by Parents, Guardians and/or Spouses at the contract signing ceremony.

For More Information

scholarships@ub.edu.bz | 822-3680 ext 210

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Requirements

  • Associate Degree in Applied Agriculture
  • 2.5 GPA or above
  • Demonstrated financial need

For More Information 

scholarships@ub.edu.bz | +(501)822-1000 Ext 212

Why the Lorenzo Cacho Memorial Scholarship?

The Lorenzo Cacho Scholarship provides support for full-time students enrolled in the final two years of their undergraduate studies. These scholarships are awarded to students based on financial need and academic excellence.

 

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is tenable for two academic years excluding the Summer Semester. The scholarship covers tuition and may include a housing allowance on a case by case basis in the following programs: Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Information Technology, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Statistics, Medical Lab Technology, Natural Resource Management and Pharmacy.

 

Requirements

Candidate must be a citizen of Belize and must submit the following:

  • Personal Income Tax TD4 slip
  • Complete scholarship application form
  • Submit a 300-word essay demonstrating financial need
  • Be a full time or transitioning student into a Bachelor Degree Program at UB
  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  •  Transcript
  • Submit application to Office of Student Affairs

For more information

scholarships@ub.edu.bz | +(501) 822-3680 ext 210

Deadline to Apply is Friday, June 19, 2020

The University of Belize provides approximately 50 athletic scholarships to students. Currently, these are offered in the following disciplines: Volleyball, basketball, football, softball, track and field, and paddling. The number of athletic scholarships available yearly varies depending on the number of returning scholarship recipients and successful discipline and academic performances by student athletes.

This scholarship is tenable for duration of study toward one degree (Associate or Bachelor) and is renewable on a semester basis. Both new and returning students may apply. Only full-time students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 at UB or feeder institutions on their most recent transcript need apply.  Students on ACADEMIC PROBATION are not eligible to apply.  Students must write an essay of at least five hundred words to demonstrate financial need and academic ability or potential.  Applicants must be currently participating actively in sports. The scholarship covers tuition and fees.  Selection is made once per year in August. The deadline to apply is the last Friday in May annually.

Requirements

  • UB student accepted or enrolled in an Associate/Bachelor Degree Program
  • Scholarships available in the following disciplines: volleyball, basketball, football, canoeing and track and field
  • Full-time students
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5

For further information or application forms

scholarships@ub.edu.bz | +(501)822-1000 Ext. 212

The University of Belize FST Scholarship Fund is a collaboration between several of the University of Belize’s Student Clubs and the UB Belmopan Student Government. It aims to provide multiple scholarship of the amount of ($500) five hundred dollars each to needed Faculty of Science &Technology (FST) students and students who are members of the participating clubs.

Requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Involvement in extra curricular activities
  • Enrollment in the FST Program

For More Information:

ubfst.scholarshipfund@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply is Friday, July 17, 2020

Associate Degree Tuition Scholarship

The Government of Belize honors all Belizean high school graduates with six or more CXC passes with grades of 1, 2, and 3 with a tuition scholarship in any two-year Associate Degree program.  Mathematics and English A must be two of the six subjects passed. All passes must be done in one sitting. To maintain the tuition scholarship, students must earn a 2.5 GPA in the first semester and successfully pass the second semester. Students must provide the Ministry with a grade report every semester.  A master list is sent to the Accounts Office with names of Scholarship recipients.  If such students have paid tuition, they will get refunded. Scholarship recipients must contribute 120 hours of community services before the completion of their Associates Degree.

Requirements

  • High School graduates with 6+ CXC passes including Math & English at the General Proficiency Level
  • Associate Degree students who have completed 30 credits of course work
  • Students taking a full time load of classes
  • GPA of 2.5 or above.

Education Majors Tuition and Fees Scholarship

Students enrolled in the Associate Degree in Primary Education and the Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education receive a full scholarship including tuition, fees and books. The Government pays the tuition for every Associate Degree Student who has completed 33 credits of course work and who is taking a full time load of classes. These are considered second year students. These students must take a minimum of 12 credits every semester unless they have less than 12 credits to finish their Associate Degree and they must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. The Office of Accounts automatically calculates students’ credits completed and bills the government for their tuition once they complete 33 and meet the other requirements stipulated above.

Requirements

  • Students accepted into the Associate Degree in Primary Education or the Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education programs
  • 6 General Proficiency Level CXC passes including Math & English

Bachelor’s Degree Tuition Scholarship

The Belize National Teachers Union receives scholarship applications for students enrolled in education programs at the Bachelor’s level. Students must be practicing teachers and members of the union. Students must be attending full-time and have an approved study leave. Successful applicants are expected to sign a bond agreement with the union. The scholarship is for tuition and does not cover courses from the Associate level. Students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA, provide semester grade slips to the Ministry of Education and render 120 hours of community service before the completion of the degree.

Requirements

  • Practicing teachers who are members of the BNTU. Application form available through the BNTU Office.

The Government offers over 125 Bachelor’s tuition scholarships every year to UB students via there area representative. These are based on priority areas of national development as determined by the Ministry of Education every year. Students apply by filling out an application form available at the Office of Student Services or the Ministry of Education. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, academic strength and a dedication to national development. These forms are always available and the deadline is early in the summer. The Ministry posts the deadline every year. Scholarship recipients must contribute 120 hours of community services during their Bachelor Studies and must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above.

For further information on GOB Scholarships go to www.moe.gov.bz or call +(501) 822-2380


Ministry of Health Tuition Scholarship

The Ministry of Health receives scholarship applications for students enrolled in the Nursing program. Successful applicants are expected to sign a bond with the Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Education covers tuition costs and the Ministry of Health covers the cost of Fees. The scholarship may be awarded for the entire four years of the program or for a lesser period of time depending on the time when the scholarship was awarded. Students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA, provide semester grade slips to the Ministry of Education and render 120 hours of community service before the completion of the degree.

Requirements

  • Students enrolled in UB’s Nursing Program. Application form available through the Ministry of Health’s website.

For further information: MOH Nursing Scholarship or call +(501) 822-2325/822-2363

Belize’s Social Security Board offer associate degree scholarships annually to deserving recipients. Recipients choose the tertiary institution that they wish to attend.

General Requirements

  • Born Belizean
  • Acceptance to UB
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrated financial need

For further information on scholarship financial coverage, application forms, selection criteria and application deadline go to SSB Scholarships

The Belize Tourism Board is offering scholarship opportunities to interested applicants for Tourism Programs for Full-time Students for the following degrees:

Associate Degree in Tourism (Two Year Tuition Scholarship)

Requirements

  • Applicants must submit a certified copy of their High School Diploma
  • An official transcript
  • Two BTB recommendation forms, a page which describes personal career goals and aspirations
  • Proof of Belizean Citizenship
  • Copy of the acceptance letter into the Tourism Program at UB

Bachelor Degree in Tourism Management (Two Year Tuition Scholarship)

Requirements

  • Applicants must submit a certified copy of their Associates’ Degree
  • An official transcript
  • Two BTB recommendation forms, a page which describes personal career goals and aspirations
  • Proof of Belizean Citizenship
  • Copy of the acceptance letter into the Tourism Management Program at the University of Belize

Jean Shaw Scholarship (Two Year Full Scholarship)

Requirements

  • Applicants must be female Belizean citizens wishing to pursue a Bachelor Degree in Tourism Management

Interested applicants must submit:

  • Certified copy of their Associates’ Degree
  • An official transcript
  • Two BTB recommendation forms, a page which describes personal career goals and aspirations
  • Proof of Belizean Citizenship
  • Copy of the acceptance letter into the Tourism Management Program at the University of Belize

For More Information

BTB Scholarship Program | info@belizetourismboard.org

Student Loans

The DFC offers educational financing to pursue Associate and/or Bachelor degree programs. Financing can cover tuition and fees, Books and Materials (Laptop etc), Traveling costs and Boarding and Lodging.

DFC offers grace periods on principal payments for the entire duration of studies plus up to six months following completion. See here for benefits and application requirements.  Submit a DFC Loan Enquiry request here.

Once submitted, a DFC Representative will contact you by phone or email within 48 hours. (Monday – Friday)

Banks and Credit Unions

All banks and credit unions offer student loans. Students can obtain information from loan officers at their bank of choice or by calling or visiting the bank or credit union’s website.

Students may contact the following for financial aid information:

Sharon Palacio at spalacio@ub.edu.bz | Courteney Carrillo at ccarrillo@ub.edu.bz

822-3680 ext. 210