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Applications open for 2018 National Development Scholarships

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Barbadian citizens between the ages of 18 and 40 who have been accepted to an internationally accredited university at the undergraduate or postgraduate level are invited to apply for the National Development Scholarships 2018.

The scholarships, which are being offered by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, will be awarded in a number of areas. At both the postgraduate and undergraduate levels, individuals can pursue studies in Agricultural Engineering, Airspace Engineering, Animal Nutrition, Automotive Engineering, Aviation Management, Correctional Policy and Programme Development, Cyber Security and Food Science and Technology.

The following subject areas are offered at the postgraduate level only: Botanical Biology, Child Adolescent Psychiatry, Curriculum Development, Geophysics/Engineering Geology, Learning Design and Technology, Marine Biology (with a specialty in Reefs), Maritime Affairs/Operations, Neuroscience (Clinical Psychology), Plant Breeding, Special Education (with emphasis on Learning Disabilities), Sustainable Waste Management, Taxonomy, Urban Planning and Veterinary Epidemiology.

Interested persons are reminded that programmes offered at campuses of the University of the West Indies will not be considered.

Successful applicants will be required to enter a bond with two sureties to return and work in Barbados on completion of the course, on the basis of one year for each year of the award.

Application forms and further information may be obtained from the Tertiary Section of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael or at www.mes.gov.bb. Completed applications must be submitted no later than Friday, June 15, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. (BGIS)

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