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UWI awards 29 Open Scholarships

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has awarded 29 Open Scholarships to undergraduate students for the academic year 2012/2013. The UWI Open Scholarship programme is one of the ways in which UWI, the region’s flagship tertiary institution, is attracting and rewarding the Caribbean’s high achievers.

The prestigious scholarships will cover the students’ cost of tuition (where applicable), books, living expenses and incidentals. Recipients are required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 throughout their course of study to keep the scholarship.

The 2012/13 Open Scholars were selected from applicants across the UWI’s 16 contributing countries and hail from Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. They were awarded on the basis of their high academic achievement at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) or performance at Associate degree level at community or state colleges as well as involvement in school leadership, community service and participation in co-curricular activities.

According to Professor Alvin Wint, Pro-Vice Chancellor in the Office of the Board for Undergraduate Studies, the unit responsible for the management of these scholarships, “It is always our objective to attract the best students to the UWI. This year we were especially pleased to assist in funding the studies of two outstanding students who are enrolled at the Open Campus. The UWI is really extending its reach and contributing to regional development by facilitating access to tertiary education and training high achievers across all 16 of our contributing countries.”

The 2012/13 UWI Open Scholars will pursue undergraduate programmes ranging across the faculties of Engineering, Medical Sciences, Humanities and Education, Social Sciences, Law, Science and Technology and  Food and Agriculture, at the  UWI campus of their choice.

 UWI MONA opened after Huricane Sandy

 MONA, Jamaica – Normal operations resumed at 8:30 a.m. on Friday at both the Mona and Western Jamaica Campuses of The University of the West Indies. After a full assessment of the campuses by University officials yesterday, damages caused by Hurricane Sandy are confirmed as minimal, consisting primarily of tree damage.

As a precautionary measure in response to the threat of Tropical Storm Sandy-turned-Category 1 Hurricane, The University of the West Indies’ Mona Campus in Kingston as well as the Western Jamaican Campus in Montego Bay suspended all activities and closed its campuses from 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, through Wednesday, October 24, and implemented special arrangements at its halls of residence to ensure the safety of its students, including all regional and international students.

Persons needing further information should contact the University switchboard at (876) 927-1660-9 or Safety and Emergency Management at (876) 282 -3287 or 817-3339. 

 

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The University of the West Indies (UWI) has awarded 29 Open Scholarships to undergraduate students for the academic year 2012/2013. The UWI Open Scholarship programme is one of the ways in which UWI, the region’s flagship tertiary institution, is attracting and rewarding the Caribbean’s high achievers.

The prestigious scholarships will cover the students’ cost of tuition (where applicable), books, living expenses and incidentals. Recipients are required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 throughout their course of study to keep the scholarship.

The 2012/13 Open Scholars were selected from applicants across the UWI’s 16 contributing countries and hail from Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. They were awarded on the basis of their high academic achievement at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) or performance at Associate degree level at community or state colleges as well as involvement in school leadership, community service and participation in co-curricular activities.

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According to Professor Alvin Wint, Pro-Vice Chancellor in the Office of the Board for Undergraduate Studies, the unit responsible for the management of these scholarships, “It is always our objective to attract the best students to the UWI. This year we were especially pleased to assist in funding the studies of two outstanding students who are enrolled at the Open Campus. The UWI is really extending its reach and contributing to regional development by facilitating access to tertiary education and training high achievers across all 16 of our contributing countries.”

The 2012/13 UWI Open Scholars will pursue undergraduate programmes ranging across the faculties of Engineering, Medical Sciences, Humanities and Education, Social Sciences, Law, Science and Technology and  Food and Agriculture, at the  UWI campus of their choice.

 UWI MONA opened after Huricane Sandy

 MONA, Jamaica – Normal operations resumed at 8:30 a.m. on Friday at both the Mona and Western Jamaica Campuses of The University of the West Indies. After a full assessment of the campuses by University officials yesterday, damages caused by Hurricane Sandy are confirmed as minimal, consisting primarily of tree damage.

As a precautionary measure in response to the threat of Tropical Storm Sandy-turned-Category 1 Hurricane, The University of the West Indies’ Mona Campus in Kingston as well as the Western Jamaican Campus in Montego Bay suspended all activities and closed its campuses from 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, through Wednesday, October 24, and implemented special arrangements at its halls of residence to ensure the safety of its students, including all regional and international students.

Persons needing further information should contact the University switchboard at (876) 927-1660-9 or Safety and Emergency Management at (876) 282 -3287 or 817-3339.