2017 Barbados Scholarship and Exhibition winners reveal postponed
FILE - Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Ronald Jones will make the announcement.
Sixth form students and students of the Barbados Community College (BCC) will learn their academic fate this evening when the Minister of Education announces the Barbados scholarship and exhibition winners.
The announcement by Minister Ronald Jones is set for 3:00 pm.
Last year there were 27 winners, with nine scholarships and 18 exhibitions awarded. Last year, the lion share of winners hailed from Harrison College.
In Barbados now there are seven sixth form schools – Queen’s College, Harrison College, The Lodge School, The Combermere School, Springer Memorial Secondary School, Christ Church Foundation Secondary School, and The St. Michael School.
Of the newer sixth forms, Christ Church Foundation Secondary School and The St. Michael School have already recorded wins. Last year, two St. Michael students gained exhibitions and one Foundation student.
Students qualify based on their C.A.P.E grades and their GPAs.
Scholarship and exhibition winners will study free of cost or have partial coverage for their university expenses. The monies will be paid by the government of Barbados.
Most recently, the Minister of Education called on past exhibition and scholarship winners to return to the country and make a contribution if they study abroad or he urged them to repay the country. Jones said that having benefited, they should give back so that others can also benefit in the future.
Applications for sixth form school entry in September 2017-2018 are available now.
[UPDATE: 2:30 pm, Thursday, August 17, 2017]
The students who have won scholarships and exhibitions will have to wait a little longer for the announcement as today's reveal is being postponed. A notice was issued by the Government Information Services (GIS) moments ago. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the island.