BGLC accepting applications for tertiary education grant
THE Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) is accepting applications for the ‘BGLC Tertiary Education Grant’, for the 2023/2024 academic year.
The grant is available to full-time first to fourth-year undergraduates, no older than 26 years, who are enrolled at an accredited local tertiary institution and have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75.
Manager, Corporate Affairs and Communication at the BGLC, Wendy Robertson, said a total 325 students are being targeted to receive $60,000 each towards their tuition.
Applications are only being accepted online; as such, interested persons may access the application portal via the BGLC website at www.bglc.gov.jm or by visiting https://bglceducation.fund/. The deadline for submission is Friday, July 14.
“The grant really is a way of the BGLC helping tertiary students to afford their higher educational goals,” said Robertson, noting that one source may not be enough to help students meet all their financial needs as it relates to tuition at an enrolled university.
Among the application requirements, students are being asked to submit a 600-word essay focused on responsible gambling.
Since the tertiary education grant was launched in 2014, the BGLC has invested just over $104 million to assist more than 1,800 students.