Generation Next Scholarship Applications Open

March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bermudian students are invited to apply for the Generation Next scholarship, which will be offering a $10,000 scholarship to assist a student in their educational endeavors, with the application deadline set for 31st June 2019.

Generation Next Chairman Eron Hill said, “A great number of young Bermudians receive scholarships which afford them the opportunity to pursue their tertiary educational pursuits overseas. Comparatively, many of our young people also choose to work hard at home whilst saving funds to further their education abroad. Most unfortunately, however, there are also others who never receive the opportunity to pursue further education due to funding.

“In hopeful amelioration of this unfortunate yearly occurrence, Generation Next, together with our community partners, continue to be committed to ensuring that every young Bermudian can pursue their dreams, without the encumbrance of the vagrancies of life such as lack of funding.

“Generation Next recognizes that true inspiration and the facilitation of connecting talent with opportunities is of paramount importance. We are committed to investing in the development of young Bermudians to ensure a qualified workforce for the future. It our intention to demonstrate this commitment by offering one scholarship annually to a suitably qualified Bermudian secondary school graduate pursuing their tertiary education or technical/vocational training at an accredited institution overseas.

“Generation Next is committed to providing these scholarships with a priority on financial need, in addition to academic merit. This commitment reflects our vision that there are equitable opportunities for people to lead purposeful lives, have financial security and enjoy a sense of belonging within the community.”

Guidelines

The Scholarship award[s] will be made by the Generation Next Scholarship Committee. The Committee will make its decisions based on:

  • Academic performance;
  • Financial need;
  • Qualities of character, leadership and community involvement;
  • Participation in athletic, cultural and other non-academic pursuits;
  • The relevance to Bermuda of the chosen field of study;
  • The Generation Next Scholarship Committee will have due regard to applicants who are pursuing a vocation that is practical and needed in Bermuda including the trades, hospitality, mechanics, piloting, nursing, culinary arts, caregiving, landscaping, cosmetology, hairdressing etc.

Scholarship Details

  • Contacts: Antoine Jones & Karim Creary
  • Amount Awarded: $10,000
  • Number of Awards Granted: 1
  • How often: Annually
  • Application opening date: 1st March 2019
  • Application deadline date: 31st June 2019
  • Award Based: Academic Merit/Financial Need

Submit documentation to generationnextbermuda@gmail.com

Applicant Requirements

  • Applicant must be Bermudian;
  • Applicant must have graduated from a school in Bermuda;
  • Applicant must be accepted by an accredited institution overseas;
  • Applicant must have a GPA Minimum of 2.5 [based on 4.0 GPA scale]

In keeping with our organization’s focus on access to opportunity, all scholarship applicants must demonstrate financial need; applicants are required to submit a letter from their parent/guardian confirming the financial applicant’s financial need.

Evidence of strong academics, as outline above, and potential for success are also key requirements for eligibility.

Documentary Requirements

  • -Proof of Bermudian status
  • -Transcripts [most recent]
  • -Academic letter of recommendation
  • -Personal letter of recommendation
  • -Acceptance letter from University
  • -Essay

Essay
Applicants should submit an essay which answers the questions/covers the topics below: Pick an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced your development. Briefly describe your long- and short-term goals. Who in your life has been your biggest influence and why? How has your family background affected the way you see the world? How has your education contributed to who you are today? Where do you see yourself ten years from now? From a financial standpoint, what impact would this scholarship have on your education? State any special personal or family circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance.

Shortlisted Candidate Requirements

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to provide the following additional documentation as evidence of eligibility:

  • A birth certificate;
  • Proof from the Department of Immigration acceptable to the Committee that the candidate is Bermudian;
  • Proof acceptable to the Generation Next Scholarship Committee that the applicant graduated from a high school in Bermuda;
  • A letter from an institution of higher education showing acceptance into undergraduate studies if available;
  • At least two references, provided under confidential cover, confirming the good character of the candidate.

Scholarship Ts & Cs: The Generation Next Scholarship Committee reserves the right to withdraw an Award if a winner becomes involved in any activity, which, in its opinion, places the prestige of the Award in jeopardy.

Generation Next extended their thanks to sponsors and community partners made this initiative possible: The Bermuda Tourism Authority, The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, SkyPort Bermuda, Renaissance Re, and Smith Technologies.’

For more information visit their official website.

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