GGPE Announces Information Technology Scholarship

The Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE) is pleased to announce the ‘I Believe’ Initiative’s educational partnership with Monroe College (New York) and Scotia Foundation for the second Bachelor in Information Technology Scholarship. The Scholarship covers full tuition for the duration of 4 years beginning August 2015 and is tenable at the New Rochelle Campus of Monroe College, New York.

Eligible candidates must be a resident Jamaican national and a graduate of a Jamaican high school or college.  Additionally, they should have a minimum of seven CXC or CSEC passes at grades one and two and at least three CAPE passes at grades one, two and three.  Candidates should also possess a strong sense of volunteerism and demonstrate a willingness to contribute to Jamaica’s growth and development.  The recipient will be required to fund the full cost for living and accommodation expenses for the duration of their study.

Qualified Jamaican students desirous of pursuing a career in Information Technology and wanting to be considered for the scholarship must apply to Monroe College by May 1, 2015 and be accepted.  Applicants may apply online at Along with the application candidates must submit their high school transcripts, CSEC/CXC/CAPE results and two letters of recommendation.  The completed IBI-Monroe-ScotiaFoundation Scholarship Application form available at should be emailed to

All candidates must complete an interview with a Monroe College admissions counselor via phone or Skype. The successful candidate will be required to serve in Jamaica for a minimum of three (3) years on completion of studies.  For further information please visit the IBI website: .


For further information please contact:

Miss Tricia Grier

Project Officer

Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence