The BGLC Tertiary Education Grant provides assistance with tuition fees for full-time undergraduate students enrolled to attend an accredited tertiary Institution in Jamaica.

ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION CRITERIA:

  • Jamaican citizen.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on the 4.0 scale.​
  • Fulltime Undergraduate Student confirmed to attend or currently enrolled at an accredited local tertiary institution.
  • Complete the online Application Form and provide supporting documents to substantiate the application.

NOTE: Have your national ID, transcript (dated no earlier than December 21) and your completed essay ready to upload before you start the online application. 

  • Topic:  “Parents play a critical role in guiding children (under 18years) to avoid gambling. Write an essay outlining strategies that parents should employ to protect children under 18 years from the potential harms of underage gambling.”

he Reference must have known the applicant for at least 1 year and may be from any of the following categories: ​

  • Justice of the Peace;  Officer of a Government Ministry or Agency (SEG 1 & above)Consular Officer; Attorney-at-law;  Member of Parliament;  Parish Councillor; Bank Manager (CEO, Branch Manager);  Credit Union Manager (CEO, Branch Manger);  Clerk of Courts;  Marriage Officer;  Army Officer (Major & above);  Dental Surgeon;  Doctor of Medicine;  Police Officer (Gazetted Ranks);  Veterinarian;  Principal (Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Educational Institutions.

Drivers Licence, Passport, or Voters ID

School IDs are not considered to be an official form of national ID

  • Entering 1st year:​
    • Acceptance Letter if entering first year.
    • Latest CAPE results.
  • 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students:
    • Latest available transcript reflecting grades for at least 1 semester prior to your academic year – dated no earlier than December 2021. 
ANY QUESTIONS?

2022 Tertiary Education Grant FAQs

The BGLC Tertiary Education Grant is awarded to students who are pursuing studies toward an undergraduate degree or confirmed to enter the 1st year of an undergraduate degree programme.
No. The BGLC Tertiary Education Grant is available to students for any year of their undergraduate degree studies. Students can apply for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year
No. You must have a confirmed acceptance letter to apply for The BGLC Tertiary Education Grant
Eligibility and Application Criteria as follows:
  • Jamaican citizen
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • Confirmed to attend or currently enrolled at an accredited local tertiary institution
  • Complete the 2022 online application form and provide supporting documents to substantiate the application.
    • Documents required to be uploaded to the online application portal
    • Acceptance Letter (If entering 1st year)
    • Transcript – latest available reflecting grades for at least 1 semester of the 2021-2022 academic year.
    • Latest CAPE or CSEC results (If entering 1st year)
    • 2 references
    • Certified copy of a national photo ID
    • Photo
    • 500-word assignment – Topic to be advised by BGLC
Access the applications at the BGLC Website at www.bglc.gov.jm under the Tertiary Education Grant tab for all the relevant information.
No. All applications must be submitted via the online application form.
You may address all inquiries to info@bglc.gov.jm, call 876 630 1353 or WhatsApp 876 224 2452
  • Documents required to be uploaded to the online application portal
    • Acceptance Letter (If entering 1st year)
    • Transcript – latest available reflecting grades for at least 1 semester of the 2021-2022 academic year.
    • Latest CAPE or CSEC results (If entering 1st year)
    • 2 references
    • Certified copy of a national photo ID
    • Photo
    • 500-word Essay – Parents play a critical role in guiding children under 18 years to avoid gambling. Write an essay outlining strategies that parents should employ to protect children under 18 years from the potential harms of gambling.
No. Please scan and upload certified copies of your documents. A certified copy of a document is one where a JP has viewed the copy and the original and has stamped and endorsed the copy as a true copy of the original document seen. Only certified copies of documents should be submitted with the application.
Yes. An application is incomplete if all documents are not uploaded by the deadline date. You will need to have the transcript and all other documents at hand to upload when you start your application online.