CCRIF SPC now invites applications for scholarships under the CCRIF Scholarship Programme.
These scholarships are open to Caribbean nationals who intend to pursue postgraduate studies at the master’s level in areas such as Disaster Risk Financing, Disaster Risk Management (DRM), Risk Management and Modelling, Climate Change/Climate Studies, Civil with Environmental/Climate Engineering, Actuarial Science, Meteorology, or an MBA with a major in risk management and/or insurance or a related field. These scholarships are tenable at select universities in the Caribbean and at universities in the USA, UK and Canada and can be for either online or face-to-face programmes.
For 2021, CCRIF will provide up to seven scholarships as follows:
- 1 extra-regional scholarship valued at up to US$40,000 for students accepted into a university in the United Kingdom, United States or Canada
- 6 Caribbean scholarships valued at up to US$11,000 each for students accepted into select programmes at The University of the West Indies (UWI); University of Technology, Jamaica; Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica; University of Guyana; University of Trinidad and Tobago; or University of Suriname
The deadline for applications for the 2021 CCRIF Scholarship Programme is 15 June 2021. Please visit the CCRIF website at https://www.ccrif.org/scholarship for additional details and to apply.
Additionally, at the undergraduate level, CCRIF will continue to provide through The UWI four undergraduate scholarships per year valued at US$8,000 each (US$4,000 per year for the second and final year) for students registered at one of the UWI campuses and pursuing select degrees related to DRM, Civil with Environmental Engineering, Geography, Geology, Environmental Management etc. Applications for the CCRIF-UWI scholarships are administered directly by The UWI. For information on these scholarships, visit https://www.ccrif.org/en/ccrif-uwi-scholarship.
All citizens of Caricom or CCRIF member countries in the Caribbean are eligible for these scholarships.
Since the launch of the CCRIF Scholarship Programme in 2010, CCRIF has awarded 93 scholarships to Caribbean nationals totalling US$1.4 million to complete undergraduate or postgraduate programmes at The University of the West Indies and other universities in the Caribbean, the USA and the UK. Also, as part of CCRIF’s Covid-19 response, the Facility provided a grant of US$142,000 to The UWI to cover the tuition fees for those students who, due to the pandemic, were finding it difficult to pay tuition and who were at risk of being de-registered or not completing their studies.