The Organization of American States is inviting applications for academic scholarships for pursuing undergraduate studies (last two years of studies). Scholarships are available for students of English speaking Caribbean Member States or Suriname.
The Organization of American States is the world’s oldest regional organization, dating back to the First International Conference of American States. That meeting approved the establishment of the International Union of American Republics, and the stage was set for the weaving of a web of provisions and institutions that came to be known as the inter-American system, the oldest international institutional system.
Their purpose is to strengthen the peace and security of the continent and to promote and consolidate representative democracy, with due respect for the principle of nonintervention.
Applicants must maintain GPA above the minimum standard requirement by the university.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate studies (last two years of studies) in any OAS Member State.
Study Subject: Scholarships are provided in the eight (8) priority areas.
List of Subjects: Social Development and the Creation of Productive Employment, Education, Economic Diversification and Integration, Trade liberization, and MarketAccess, Scientific Development and Exchange and Transfer of Technology, Strengthening of Democratic Institutions, Sustainable Development of Tourism, Sustainable Development and the Environment and Culture
Scholarship Award: The OAS Academic Scholarships are complementary in nature, and do not cover 100% of the Scholarship Recipient’s expenses. The scholarships have a monetary cap up to US $30,000 per academic year. Not all OAS scholarships offer the same benefits. Benefits are allocated on a case by case basis.
-Roundtrip airfare (from the sponsoring country to the country of study)
-Tuition and mandatory fees
-Yearly books allowance (US $300 for onsite studies / US $1,000 for online studies)
-Health insurance. (for onsite students only)
-Monthly complementary subsistence allowance (for onsite students only)
Scholarship can be taken at: University or higher learning education institution in an OAS Member State with the exception of the applicant’s sponsoring country.
-Be a citizen or permanent resident of an English speaking Caribbean Member States or Suriname
-Have completed the first two (2) years of the Undergraduate degree, or have an Associate’s degree.
-Have a GPA above the minimum standard required by the university.
-Be in good physical and mental health to complete the program successfully.
-The one’s in the Member States may have additional eligibility requirements. Please contact the one in their country for more information.
Nationality: The students of Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago can apply for these scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
English Language Requirement: Applicants must be citizen or permanent resident of an OAS Member State and maintain GPA above the minimum standard requirement by the university.
Supporting Material: In addition to the documents required for the regular application, scholarship applicants must submit the following:
-Online Application Form
-Copy of the Associate’s diploma, if applicable. For those candidates already enrolled in the bachelor’s program, copy of the high school diploma.
-Copy of the Associate’s degree transcripts, if applicable. For those candidates already enrolled in the Bachelor’s degree program, latest transcripts from the current program of study.
-Three (3) recommendation letters: Preferably two (2) different letters from current or former professors using the OAS Recommendation Statement Form, and one (1 ) from a current or previous employer using the Employer Recommendation Form *. Recommendation letters from relatives will not be accepted.
-Curriculum Vitae. (a maximum of four (4) pages)
-Unconditional Admission letter (s) to university (ies).
How to Apply: Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application.
Application Deadline: The application deadlines vary from country to country. Deadlines to submit admission letters:
– Pre-selected Candidates : Candidates who will begin their studies between January and April 2017: November 30, 2016
-Pre-selected Candidates who will begin their studies after April 2017: May 31, 2017