Government of Belize – Associate Degree Scholarships
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.
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.
Government of Belize – Bachelor Degree Scholarships
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 2.5GPA, provide semester grade slips to the Ministry of Education and render 120 hours of community service before the completion of the degree.
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 2.5GPA, provide semester grade slips to the Ministry of Education and render 120 hours of community service before the completion of the degree.
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