CCRIF to provide $150,000 in scholarships to Caribbean nationals


The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) will provide up to $150,000 in scholarships to Caribbean nationals for the academic year 2020/21. 

The scholarships will support students pursuing masters-level degree programmes in areas such as disaster risk management (DRM), natural resources management, climate change, environmental engineering, actuarial science and meteorology, among others. Citizens of CARICOM or CCRIF Caribbean member countries are eligible for the scholarships. 

The scholarships are tenable at universities in the Caribbean, US, UK and Canada, and can be for either online or face-to-face programmes. CCRIF will provide at least eight scholarships for postgraduate students, including one extra-regional scholarship of up to $40,000 for students accepted into a university in the UK, US or Canada. Six scholarships of $11,000 each are available for students accepted into the University of the West Indies (UWI), the University of Technology in Jamaica, Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica, University of Guyana or University of Suriname  

Special scholarships totalling $11,000 are available for students enrolled in a new course developed by CCRIF that will be offered through UWI, titled Fundamentals of Disaster Risk Financing for Advancing the Development of Small Island Developing States. 

The deadline for applications for the 2020 CCRIF scholarship programme is June 15, 2020. At the undergraduate level, CCRIF will continue to provide four undergraduate scholarships per year valued at $8,000 each through UWI. Students pursuing degrees in courses such as DRM, civil engineering, geography or environmental management are eligible for the scholarships. 

Since the launch of its scholarship programme CCRIF has awarded 77 scholarships to Caribbean nationals, totalling $1.13 million. 

Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility, CCRIF, University of the West Indies, University of Technology, Northern Caribbean University

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