St George’s University has awarded over 26 million dollars in scholarships to Grenadians for 2020.
Minister with responsibility for Tertiary Education, Skills Development and Education Outreach, Pamela Moses made the revelation at this week’s Post-Cabinet Briefing on Tuesday. She stated, the St. George’s University (SGU) and the Government of Grenada have a continuing partnership that has been benefiting the people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique over the years.
The tax break and concessions that the government provides to the university, allows it to provide scholarships to Grenadians as part of the agreement.
Tuition fee and free scholarship are awarded on an annual basis to Grenadians who wish to pursue studies in various fields at the university. As a result of the existing agreement, every year a total of 60 scholarships in the area of arts and sciences are awarded; as well as 17 medical scholarships, 5 pre-medicine scholarships, 1 veterinary and 1 masters of public health.
Due to an increase in enrollment at the university the minister revealed, the Government of Grenada and SGU are happy to announce an increase in the number of scholarships for the January 2020 semester.
In the area of arts and science undergraduate study, the institution is providing an additional 19 scholarship for the semester. Increases of 5 scholarships in the area of medicine and 2 in the area of veterinary medicine have also been affected.
She noted that since January 2016 10 full-time scholarships have been removed from the Arts and Science quota for an associate degree in nursing at SGU. For this semester they have increased it to 12 Arts and Science in the area of nursing.
Minister Moses added that this year, the nursing program at SGU has been upgraded from an associate degree to an undergraduate degree or bachelor level degree.
For this semester she said they moved from 30 to 49 scholarships in the area of arts and science including nursing. Nursing is a three-year program and the other areas in arts and science are four-year programs.