1. Scholarship
  2. Eligibility


The National Scholarships are open to Jamaican nationals who will be between the ages of 17 and 25, inclusive, as at September 1, 2023.

Applicants must either:

Have gained acceptance or are continuing their studies at UWI, UTECH, NCU, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts or CASE at the time of application, to study for an undergraduate degree in:

  • History
  • Business and Finance
  • The Creative Arts
  • Biochemistry / biotechnology
  • Social Work
  • Agriculture
  • Journalism
  • Environment and Climate Change

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 July 12, 2023, to August 15, 2023 (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://jamaicalabourparty.com/scholarship

Email queries to: scholarships@jamaicalabourparty.com

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

a.  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.

b.  CV or Resume (including contact details);

c.  Academic transcript from high school/transcript from tertiary institution (where applicable)

d.  Personal Essay/Statement of Purpose (no more than 800 words);

e.  Evidence of university acceptance or enrollment, as applicable

f.  Three (3) references, one of which should be from someone who has taught the applicant as a teacher or lecturer;

g.  Copy of the applicant’s birth certificate;

h.  Two (2) passport sized photographs.