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Posted: Wednesday 12 May, 2021 at 1:55 PM

Ministry of Health on Nevis issues call for MUA/NIA scholarships

By: (NIA), Press Release

    The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Health regarding a call for MUA/NIA scholarship applications from May 17 to June 25, 2021.
     
    About the MUA/NIA Scholarship
     
    The Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will offer two (2) scholarships for academic year 2021-2022 to well deserving high school graduates with a sound academic record. Scholarships will be awarded towards the pursuit of undergraduate studies which lead to a degree at an accredited university or higher learning institution.
     
    The scholarships can be awarded for up to four (4) years of study at:

     

    •      University of the West Indies

     

    •      Any four (4) year United States based institution

     

    •      The Medical University of the Americas (MUA)
                  
    Priority Areas
     
    •      Environmental Health

     

    •      Optometry

     

    •      Dental Hygiene

     

    •      Occupational/Speech Therapy

     

    •      Nursing

     

    •      Health Educator

     

    •      Biomedical Engineering

     

    •      Health Information Management

     

    •      Occupational Health & Safety

     

    •      Radiography

     

    •      Supply Chain Management (Health)

     

    •      Social Work
     
    Eligibility Requirements Candidates
                                                  
    •      Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age

     

    •      Must be a citizen of St. Kitts/Nevis

     

    •      Must have at least five (5) CXC CSEC passes including Mathematics, English and one (1) Science

     

    •      Must be active in community service

     

    •      Persons who are already attending University will not be considered for this Scholarship
     
    Requirements Regarding Institutions
     
    •      St. George’s University, Grenada is not a qualifying institution

     

    •      Offshore Universities are not qualifying institutions

     

    •      Scholarships cannot be awarded for the pursuit of studies at Community Colleges

     

    •      Preference will be given to Universities in the Caribbean region
     
    Application Documents
     
    •      Application form

     

    •      Birth or naturalization certificate

     

    •      Police Record

     

    •      Passport Sized Picture

     

    •      Certified copies of CXC/CSEC/CAPE passes

     

    •      Copy of acceptance letter from tertiary institution

     

    •      Official costing of programme including tuition, room and board etc

     

    •      Letter of reference from high school teacher

     

    •      Letter of reference from a community service organization stating your active involvement

     

    •      Eight hundred-one thousand (800-1000) word essay stating your future goals and why you are deserving of this scholarship.
     
    Important Dates
     
    •      MUA /NIA Scholarships will be awarded to begin studies in August 2021 - February 2022

     

    •      Applications will be accepted beginning May 17, 2021 and conclude on June 25, 2021.

     

    •      Applications MUST be typewritten and submitted in hard copy to the address below:
     
    Chairperson
    MUA/NIA Scholarship Committee
    ? The Permanent Secretary
    Ministry of Health
    Administration Building
    Charlestown
    Nevis

     
    Important Information
     
    •      Incomplete applications will not be considered.

     

    •      Finalists will be contacted for an interview after the close of the application period.

     

    •      Questions about the eligibility and other matters regarding the application process can be forwarded to min.health@niagov.com or to Ms. Shelisa Martin-Clarke at 469–5521-Ext 6490.

     

    •      Scholarship recipients MUST maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain eligible for this scholarship over the course of study.

     

    •      Applicants MUST agree to return to the Federation within twelve (12) months of completing his/her chosen programme of study.

     

    •      Scholarship recipients are required to sign a Bond with the Nevis Island Administration which requires a service commitment to be rendered to the Federation of St. Kitts/Nevis for a period of up to five (5) years.
     

     

     

     

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