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Office of Student Financing

Number of Awards: 
J $1,040,000.00
Maximum Tenure: 
Five(5) years

The award is available to undergraduate students who are:

  • between the ages 17-25;
  • registered in the Faculty of Medical Sciences and pursuing a programme of study in MBBS in 1st - 5th year at the UWI, Mona campus.

The award will be based on:

  • Academic performance based on the results of the previous year University examinations (minimum GPA of 3.0);
  • Verifiable financial need.
Method of Selection: 

Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by a panel consisting of representatives from the University of the West Indies and the UWI Development and Endowment Fund.


 The following terms and conditions apply:

  • Student may be in receipt of a student loan but still in financial need.
  • The student is required to give two years of service in Jamaica Post Graduation.
    • Proof of the above-mentioned condition must be submitted to UWIDEF.


Special Requirements: 

The recipient of this award will:

  • be available for a photo opportunity and provide written testimony on the usefulness of the assistance granted;
  • be available to participate in any official ceremony related to the formal presentation of the scholarship award.
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