CSEC/CAPE certificates are sufficient documentation for applicants entering the 1st year of their degree programme, along with the acceptance letter. (Provisional or confirmed)
An official transcript is the University's certified statement of your academic record. The official “paper transcript” is printed on security-sensitive paper and contains the University seal and signature of the University Registrar.
An unofficial transcript is one that can be easily downloaded and printed by students. Unofficial transcripts do not have a college seal or registrar's signature.
The unofficial transcript may only be provided as a temporary substitute until the official transcript is available. If a student is selected for the grant, the award will not be disbursed until the official transcript is provided. When an applicant is chosen as a recipient of the BGLC Tertiary Education Grant they must submit the official transcript before the grant is confirmed and funds disbursed. There will be a deadline within which the official transcript must be provided.
BGLC makes every effort to disburse funds by the end of October. However, the process of updating student accounts with the Grant is dependent on several factors: 1. The time it takes for schools to confirm students’ registration to BGLC 2. The time it takes for schools to provide an invoice to BGLC based on the confirmed registered students 3. The time it takes for schools to update student accounts once the disbursement is received from BGLC.
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
  • Credit Union Manager
  • Clerk of Courts
  • Marriage Officer
  • Army Officer (Major & above)
  • Dental Surgeon
  • Medical Practitioner
  • Police Officer (Gazetted Ranks)
  • Passport Officer
  • Veterinarian
  • Principal (Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Educational Institutions
The BGLC Tertiary Education Grant application deadline is July 14, 2023.
BGLC tries to advise applicants about the outcome of their application on August 31. Notifications are sent by email to the email address given in the application.
The BGLC Education Grant may not be used for any other expenses.