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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. April 5, 2017: 
Forty-eight students from across the four campuses of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) were awarded Open Scholarships for the 2016/2017 academic year, which amount to a total of US$326,649. The awards were made based on high academic achievements in Caribbean Examinations Council (CSEC)/ The Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) or the results of their prior academic institutions such as community or state college for those students who have completed an Associate Degree or students who have completed their first year at The UWI.  This year’s scholarship winners represent the islands of Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Trinidad and Tobago; the full listing of students is available at http://uwi.edu/undergraduatestudies/obus-scholarships.aspx.
The UWI Open Scholarship is the most prestigious of the regional scholarships administered by the University’s Office of the Board for Undergraduate Studies (OBUS). It is funded by the 17 Caribbean governments which contribute to The UWI on an annual basis.  Recipients receive full tuition fees and miscellaneous charges; hall fees for on-campus accommodation OR US$2000 towards off-campus accommodation; book allowance US$500 and a meal allowance of US$2000. Awardees have the choice to pursue any government-sponsored, undergraduate degree at any of The UWI’s four campuses.
The online application for The UWI Open Scholarships is advertised over a four-month period, and coincides with The UWI applications for entry to general undergraduate degree programmes. Applications are currently open to all CARICOM nationals for the 2017/2018 academic year, and will close on April 28, 2017.
For further information visit www.uwi.edu/openscholarship or contact The Office of the Board for Undergraduate Studies (OBUS), The University of the West Indies, The Regional Headquarters, Mona, Kingston 7.  Telephone: 876-977-7916/876-970-0244; Email: obus@uwimona.edu.jm.
About The UWI
Since its inception in 1948, 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, The UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in BarbadosJamaicaTrinidad 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. The 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. For more information, visit www.uwi.edu
(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)

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