NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (MAY 6, 2015) — Persons interested in pursuing studies in the disciplines of health and education are being encouraged to apply for the 2015- 2016 Medical University of the Americas (MUA)/ Nevis Island Administration (NIA) undergraduate scholarship. The invitation to apply was made by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Nicole Slack-Liburd who noted that applications would be accepted until June 19th 2015.
Permanent Secretary Slack-Liburd informed the general public of the ongoing application call and its eligibility requirements during a recent interview with the Department of Information.
“The origin of this scholarship came about with the establishment of the medical university and part of the condition for the establishment of the university in St. Kitts and Nevis was the offering of two academic scholarships…
“Some of the eligibility requirements for the students are they must be eighteen years of age, must be a citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis, must possess at least 5 CXC CSEC passes including English, Mathematics and one Science and must be active in community service and so any application that we receive there must be accompanying letter from an organization stating your involvement,” she said.
The priority areas are in accordance with health and education. They are Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Special Education, Mathematics, English, Biomedical Engineering and Physics.
Slack- Liburd also stated that persons must submit the letter of acceptance from tertiary institution, letter of recommendation from a high school and an eight hundred to one thousand word essay stating future goals.
She explain that the scholarship which is valued at twenty-two thousand five hundred US dollars per academic school year can be awarded for up to 4 years of study at the University of the West Indies, any 4 year United Sates based institution or the Medical University of the Americas. She also stated that persons who are already attending a university or who are attending a community college and wishes to transfer to a 4 year institution are not eligible for this scholarship.
For further information about the 2015- 2016 Medical University of the Americas (MUA)/ Nevis Island Administration (NIA) undergraduate scholarship application call for Health Science and Education persons are asked to contact the Ministry of Health at (869) 469-5521 ext 2022 or the Health Promotion Unit at (869) 469-8010