Three hundred and fifty learners attending tertiary institutions throughout Jamaica will obtain the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) Tertiary Education Grant for the 2021/2022 academic 12 months.
The grants are out there to full-time undergraduates, 26 decades and younger, who are enrolled at an accredited nearby tertiary institution and have a grade position normal of at minimum 2.75.
Talking at a latest ‘Get the Facts’ job interview on the JIS tv programme, Jamaica Journal, Supervisor for Corporate Affairs and Interaction at the BGLC, Jeanette Lewis, stated that just about every pupil will receive $50,000 to assist with tuition.
She reported that implementing for the grant is “a full on-line process” that needs intrigued folks to take a look at the BGLC web page at www.bglc.gov.jm and click on on the website link to the software portal.
“The on the internet application requires you to go by some eligibility checks ahead of you get to the major kind, just to make absolutely sure that you satisfy the eligibility criteria. Then, you have to add supporting files, enter your own information and two references and submit your software along with your composing assignment,” she outlined.
For the producing assignment, applicants are essential to write a letter, not exceeding 500 text, to a friend or family members member who engages in gambling.
The letter really should offer tips and info on how they can regulate their gambling, so as not to develop an dependancy or close up in money complications. It is to also share warning indications that a gambling difficulty is getting created and exactly where individuals can go for help.
Lewis claimed that given that the grant was launched in 2014, the BGLC has invested approximately $69 million to support far more than 1,200 college students.
“The Tertiary Schooling Grant is our flagship corporate social obligation programme. It can help us to add to guaranteeing that Jamaica has a cadre of experienced and educated young people today, which is an significant foundation for nationwide progress,” she explained.
The deadline to utilize for the grant is Friday, July 16. For even further aid, individuals can deliver a WhatsApp information to 876-224-2452, immediate message through Instagram @bglcja, e mail to [email protected] or phone at 876-630-1353.
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