The National Scholarships are open to Jamaican nationals who will be between the ages of 17 and 25, inclusive, as at September 1, 2022.

Applicants must either:

  •     have gained acceptance or are continuing their studies at UWI, UTECH, NCU, or CMU at the time of application, to study for an undergraduate degree in:
    • AI or Digital Transformation or Data Science
    • Criminology or Legal Drafting
    • Spanish
    • Urban Planning, or
  • have gained acceptance or are continuing their studies at the UWI, UTECH or NCU at the time of application, to study for a postgraduate degree in Criminology or Legal Drafting.

Applicants who are already the recipients of a scholarship, from any entity, will not be eligible for award of these scholarships.

Application Process

The Application Period for the National Scholarships will be from August 8, 2022, to August 26, 2022 (subject to external exam results). Late applications will not be accepted/considered.

Interested candidates for the National Scholarships are invited to submit via the Jamaica Labour Party website: https://scholarships.jamaicalabourparty.com/

Email queries to:

[email protected]

To be considered for one of the National Scholarships, the application must include the following:

  1. Cover letter, addressed to the Jamaica Labour Party Scholarship Selection Committee, briefly introducing yourself and setting out your proposed course of study, its duration as well as your proposed university.
  2. CV or Resume (including contact details);
  3. Academic transcript from high school/transcript from tertiary institution (where applicable)
  4. Personal Essay/Statement of Purpose (no more than 800 words);
  5. Evidence of university acceptance or enrollment, as applicable
  6. Three (3) references, one of which should be from someone who has taught the applicant as a teacher or lecturer;
  7. Copy of the applicant’s birth certificate;
  8. Two (2) passport sized photographs.