APPLY: UWIDEF SCHOLARSHIPS for Undergraduates to study in Jamaica 2017(SHARE THIS)


UWIDEF SCHOLARSHIPS for Undergraduates to study in Jamaica

Brief Description

The UWIDEF scholarships are the main source of alternative tuition financing available at the UWI, Mona Campus today. These UWIDEF scholarships have been financed by contributions from annual donors.  The UWI Development and Endowment Fund (UWIDEF Scholarship) is the major fundraising arm of the UWI Mona campus and provides stewardship for funds raised through major capital campaigns and projects, general endowment and planned giving.   Since its incorporation in 1990, UWIDEF scholarships has implemented numerous projects including grants and scholarships for both undergraduate studies and post graduate research, and establishment of various facilities for students.

UWIDEF scholarships has successfully collaborated with the UWI Mona Office of Student Financing (OSF) to consistently award scholarships brokered by UWIDEF since 1990. For the previous academic years sixteen (16) UWIDEF scholarship awards are available spanning a wide cross-section of academic fields. These  UWIDEF Scholarships and Bursaries are available out of the UWIDEF office each with their own requirement specified by the donor and approved by the Office of Student Financing.

The UWIDEF program is one of many local free education financing foundations and funds that students like you can obtainfinancial aid assistance from. Other local Major Scholarship Foundations can be reviewed on our best local scholarship foundation listing.

Things to note when applying for UWIDEF Scholarships:

  • Applications for the UWIDEF scholarships must be made through the Office of Student Financing unless otherwise stated: Office of Student Financing (OSF) |The University of the West Indies Campus Mona, Jamaica | (876) 935-8315 ||
  • Each recipient of the UWIDEF scholarships will participate in a photo shoot for Public Relations purposes. If this is not feasible, for example Law students currently at the Cavehill Campus, the recipients must submit a high resolution photograph appropriate for publications.  Please note that this is separate from and does not omit the requirement to provide a passport sized photograph as part of the application process.
  • UWIDEF scholarships or bursary recipient will be expected to write a letter of gratitude to the Donor of this award and provide an academic resume.
  • UWIDEF scholarships or bursary recipient is required to attend the UWIDEF Annual Donor Recognition and Scholarship Awards event to formally receive the award and interact with the donors.  Recipients who are at campuses outside of Jamaica may send a representative to the event.  Outside of critical emergencies there are no exceptions to this provision.


This scholarship is available to students in various faculties at UWI.
Value:                                   $250,000 each
Tenable in:                              Any Faculty (except Faculty of Medical Sciences)
Year of Study:                         1st, 2nd & 3rd year
Number of awards:               3 (Annual)
Maximum Tenure:                 1 year
Criteria:                                   Academic performance, financial need
Condition:                               200 hours of volunteer service with UWIDEF Protection Status



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