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Office of Student Financing

Number of Awards: 
One (1)
J $500,000
Maximum Tenure: 
One (1) year

The award is available to Jamaica Nationals who are Full time student registered in the Faculty of Social Sciences or Faculty of Science and Technology Entering LEVEL any year of study. Pursuing studies in the Business, Management, Data Analytics/Data Science and Economics or related fields.


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;
  • active participation in extracurricular activities; 
  • demonstrates leadership qualities, volunteerism and social involvement.


Method of Selection: 

Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by a panel consisting of representatives from VM Investments Ltd and UWI Development and Endowment Fund.


The following terms and conditions apply:

  • The recipient must continue to meet all the established criteria during the year. 
  • Participation in an internship programme with VMIL.
  • Volunteer service requirements.
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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