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The Blue Circle Energy
Scholarship

The Blue Circle Energy Scholarship is offered in partnership with the Barbados Canada Foundation and provides financial support for students of Barbadian heritage to pursue a post-secondary education in environmental or renewable energy design or engineering at a Canadian university or college.  All applications and communications for the Blue Circle Energy Scholarships will be handled through Barbados Canada Foundation.

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Congratulations to our 2023 Recipients!

Details

Amount:

  • $4,000 CAD (approximately $6,000 BDS) per year

Period:

  • Three (3) years

Timing:

  • Scholarship applications are accepted between May 8 and June 14, 2024 for the September 2024 enrollment

Eligibility:

  • You are eligible to apply for the Blue Circle Energy Scholarship if:

  1. (A) you are a citizen of Barbados by birth or naturalization; or (B) at least one of your parents or one of your grandparents is or was a citizen of Barbados by birth or naturalization; Supporting documentation will be required on request.

  2. You are enrolled as a full-time student at a recognized college or university in Canada which is authorized by law to grant degrees, diplomas, or certificates; and

  3. On the date that you submitted your application for the Blue Circle Energy Scholarship, you were not more than 30 years of age.

Selection Criteria:

  • The following criteria are applied in the selection of scholarship recipients. Each criterion is weighted relative to the order listed below:

  1. Financial Need

  2. Academic Achievement

  3. Community Service

Submission Requirements:

  • A completed application.  Electronic signature will be accepted.

  • A letter of not more than 500 words written by you, describing why you should be a recipient of the Blue Circle Energy Scholarship. Your letter must include information on:

    • your academic achievements, including schools attended and dates;

    • your community service/volunteer activities, other activities (sports/cultural); and

    • your most important accomplishments and future goals.

  • A letter of reference from a teacher from your high school, college or university.

  • A letter of reference from an individual associated with an organization where you have volunteered (e.g. church, charity, not-for-profit or community). This letter must be on the organization’s letterhead and must be from a person other than your teacher or a family member.

  • One passport size photo – good quality head and shoulders shot in JPG file.

  • If you are currently enrolled in a college or university, an up-to-date, original official transcript from the college or university you are attending, sent directly to bcfscholarships@gmail.com from the educational institution. Downloaded, unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.

  • Submissions shall be made to bcfscholarships@gmail.com.

Decisions:

  • Scholarship applications are evaluated by a panel comprised of persons who are not associated with Blue Circle Energy nor members of the board of directors of Barbados Canada Foundation.

  • The recipient will be notified by August 12th, 2024.

Payment:

  • Each scholarship grant will be paid directly to the university or college being attended by the recipient.

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