BAMSI Government Tertiary Education Grant

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • New students are eligible for the Tertiary Education Grant if they are accepted into one of our Associate of Arts Degree or Associate of Applied Science Degree program as a full time student. Returning students are eligible if they meet the minimum GPA of 2.0 and enrol in minimum of 12 credits.
  • To maintain eligibility a student must maintain a 2.0 or above each semester and be enrolled as a full time student (i.e. twelve or more credits as per your contract).
  • Be a Bahamian Citizen.
  • Students must not be in possession of another award or scholarship at the time of application.
  • The grant is only applicable for the Fall and Spring semesters.

 

NOTE: THE TERTIARY GRANT COVERS TUITION, COURSE FEES (TECHNOLOGY FEE; STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE; LIBRARY FEE; COURSE LAB OR STUDIO FEE), TEXTBOOKS, COURSE EXTERNAL EXAMINATION FEE (AS APPLICABLE). THE GRANT DOES NOT COVER NON-INSTRUCTIONAL FEES LIKE SECURITY DEPOSIT, APPLICATION FEE, GRADUATION, DROP/ADD AND SUCH FEES. IT DOES NOT INCLUDE PAYMENTS FOR COURSES TAKEN DURING THE SUMMER, NOR THE COST OF TAKING REPEAT COURSES

BAMSI Government Tertiary Education Grant

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

It is money allocated by the government of The Bahamas to pay for qualified students to attend the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI).

All applicants must be Bahamian citizens, who are not in possession of another award/scholarship at the time of application. Applicants (new and returning) must be pursuing a minimum full time credit load of 12 credits per semester and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

It covers tuition, course fees (technology fee; student activity fee; Library fee; course lab or studio fee), textbooks, course external examination fee (as applicable).

The grant does not cover non-instructional fees like the security deposit, application, graduation, drop/add and such fees. It does not include payments for courses taken during the summer, nor the cost of taking repeat courses.

The grant can be used for any of our Associate Degree programs (not short professional development courses or non-credit certificate programs).

Yes. You have to apply for the BAMSI Education Grant, as it is your choice to be considered or not. It is not automatically granted as you may already have a scholarship or another award that covers tuition and costs, or you may choose to cover the cost yourself, or you may not be eligible based on the criteria.

Individuals can apply online at www.bamsibahamas.edu.bs.

Returning students: Click the MY BAMSIPortal tab to complete the online application.

New Students: First Complete the BAMSI Undergraduate Application Form

Click on BAMSI Tertiary Education Grant request form in the Scholarships and Awards Section in the Admissions tab. Follow the instructions.

Once your application has been processed and approved, you will receive notification with all of the relevant details.

The grant is only available for the Fall and Spring semesters.

– Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above.

– Students must pursue a minimum full time credit load of 12 credits per semester.

– Students must graduate within the associate degree period of candidacy, unless extenuating circumstances and an extension is granted after verification.

– Maintain minimum satisfactory academic requirements and remain in satisfactory disciplinary standing with the Institute

If your cumulative GPA drops below 2.0, you will be placed on academic probation, but allowed a one (1) semester grace period to bring the GPA up to 2.0 or higher. If you do not, then you will be suspended from the grant.

No. You do not have to re-apply once you have received notice that you qualify for the tuition grant. There is a one-time enrolment process for all grant recipients.

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