Govt. Scholarships Deadline Approaching

March 26, 2014

With the deadline of Tuesday, April 1st fast approaching, the Ministry of Education and Economic Development is reminding students that applications for the Bermuda Government Scholarship and Awards are still being accepted and forms are available online at The scholarships and awards include, Teacher Training Awards; Mature Student Awards; Further Education Awards and Bermuda Government Scholarships.

In recent years, the Ministry of Education and Economic Development has assisted students to attend universities such as Emory University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT], University of California [Berkeley], The New England Institute of Technology, Dalhousie University, St. Mary’s University, Mt. St. Vincent University, Hampton University, Kingston University, Pennsylvania State University, McGill University, and Andrews University, among numerous others.

Areas of study have included primary and early years’ education, child and youth study, theology, law, social work, nursing, medicine, mechanical engineering, biomedical studies, architecture, international business, and many others.

The details of the scholarships and awards are as follows:

Teacher Training Awards valued at $15,000 per year for up to three years and are given to promising Bachelor of Education candidates studying subjects where there are shortages of local candidates, such as geography, English language, arts, mathematics, modern foreign languages and special education. Awardees are expected to return to Bermuda and teach within the Bermuda Public School System;

Mature student Awards valued at $15,000 for up to three years for successful candidates who are over the age of 35 and who wish to return to post-secondary education;

Further Education Awards valued at between $1,500 and $10,000 and awarded to students who are in financial need studying at university; and,

Bermuda Government Scholarships valued at up to $35,000 for tuition and accommodation for Bermuda’s top scholars. This scholarship is tenable for up to four years.

For more information please direct questions to Ms. Darlene Hartley, Education Liaison Officer for the Board of Education, at 278-3318 or via email at

Applicants are encouraged to submit completed application forms together with supporting documentation, no later than Tuesday April 1st 2014, to:

  • The Scholarships and Awards Committee
  • Ministry of Education and Economic Development
  • P.O. Box HM 1185, Hamilton HM EX

or application forms can be delivered to the

  • Scholarships and Awards Committee
  • Ministry of Education and Economic Development
  • 14 Waller’s Point Road, Southside, St. David’s DD 03

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  1. Micro says:

    Are they still being handed out to friends, family and non-Bermudians?

    • X man says:

      You don’t think that the taking care of friends first policy is going to stop do you!
      LOL’ Thats how Bermuda works unfortunately. – lol everybody should know by now!

    • jt says:

      They should go to Bermudians, but if they are scholarships they should go to the top candidates with no exceptions.
      If they are grants for financial assistance then that is different.

  2. Just a thought! says:

    Why not attach a link for students overseas – so they can apply!!

  3. Valirie Marcia Akinstall says:

    I would hope that one day the Government will name a scholarship in honour of – Dr David Saul – for both his contribution to Government and his sincere hard work that brought the Bermuda College into being.

    I realise that he has been made a Governor of the Bermuda College, better late than never, but with the future option for Bermuda to explore and tap into the reserves of the ocean floors, a scholarship targeting individuals who would like to receive post secondary education in this niche area, should be encouraged and financially assisted.

    Dr Saul has never, to my knowledge, rang his own bell by seeking the type of glory and self-adulation as others have from politics. And, beyond politics he has accomplished some very interesting adventures while he quietly continues to give back to Bermuda. Through his hard work and vision Bermuda could possibly be looking at a whole new industry of economic wealth via our ocean – a road less travelled.

    It would befitting to honour some-one during their lifetime in appreciation of their life’s work and vision.

    London, England