Deadline: YEAP Bursaries

2017-10-13 23:59

The Youth Environmental Advocacy Programme (YEAP) was launched by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation in June 2016. The YEAP is dedicated to fostering environmental awareness and promoting advocacy for environmental issues, among high school youth in Jamaica. 


Programme Guidelines
The Ministry, in collaboration with the GraceKennedy Foundation, will award one (1) bursary per region to high school students across the six (6) educational regions (as designated by the Ministry of Education), for the 2017/2018 academic year. Each of the six (6) bursaries will be valued at J$50,000 and will be paid directly to the high schools attended by the students awarded and may be applied to the educational development (school fees, books etc.) of the student and/or a school activity that is consistent with the objectives of the YEAP. Applications must be submitted through the school’s administration as submissions directly from students and/or guardians will not be accepted.

The Ministry invites high school students from Grade 7 through Grade 13 to apply. Applicants will be assessed based on financial need, demonstrated interest in the environment and quality of their essay submission.
As part of the conditions of the bursary, awardees will be required to serve as YEAP Ambassadors for the duration of the school year to which the award is applied. 


Eligibility and Submission Requirements
In order to be eligible for the bursary, applicants must:

  • Be a member of the school’s environmental club; Or the Climate Change Action Club, 4H Club, Tourism Action Club or Student Council if the school does not have a registered environmental club
  • Demonstrate environmental leadership/advocacy, through community service;
  • Demonstrate financial need

To apply, applicants must submit the following through their school:

  • Completed application form
  • Signed ‘Undertaking by School Administration’ by two members of staff
  • Essay (500 – 1000 words)
  • Personal statement (250 – 500 words)
  • Copy of most recent end of year school report (or the Primary Exit Profile for Grade 7 applicants)