Applications for 2023 BGLC Tertiary Education Grant will open May 2023.

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


  • 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:  “You have been invited to make a presentation on Responsible Gambling at an upcoming conference on Responsible Gambling in Jamaica. The Government of Jamaica, RISE Life Management and the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission will be attending. Prepare a speech which addresses at least:

    • One (1) social impact of gambling
    • One (1) economic impact of gambling, and
    • Provide
     two (2) recommendations to boost responsible gambling messages locally.”

The 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. 

2022 Tertiary Education Grant FAQs

If you have deferred your studies for the semester, you automatically forfeit the BGLC Tertiary Education Grant and will have to reapply in the subsequent year.
The BGLC Education Grant is issued only for 1 year and is not recurring. Students must reapply each year.
Yes, as long as you have not received the Grant more than two times.
If your school advises that you do not have any balance due for tuition fees because of having earned another scholarship, then the Grant would be forfeited and allocated to another needy student.
No. There are no binding obligations associated with the BGLC Education Grant.
The BGLC Education Grant is not paid directly to students. BGLC disburses the Grant to your school. Your school will then adjust your account to reflect the credit for tuition fees.