The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands (MEYSAL) announces that students enrolled in the dual entry programme will no longer be required to apply for a scholarship to pursue Advanced Level (A-Level) studies locally.
Manager of the Ministry’s Scholarship Unit Dr. Shari Smith added, “As an alternative, the Department of Education Services (DES) will provide us with a list of Dual Entry students entering Year 12 and eligible to pursue A-Level studies.” She also informed dual entry students that they will be required to complete a Student Commitment Letter and Contact Details form before commencing the A-Level programme.
Through the Dual Entry Programme, students may be dually enrolled in the Year 12 programme while also pursuing one of two further or higher education pathways. The two pathway options include the first year of an associate degree at UCCI or the first year of a sixth form advanced level programme.
“We realise that some students may have already submitted applications for the local A-Level scholarship as the application period is currently open. However, we will still process their application, and their information will be in our system going forward,” Dr. Smith continued, also emphasising that students intending to pursue A-Level studies must apply directly to the relevant institution and be accepted into its A-Levels programme to qualify for an Education Council Scholarship.
Students planning to pursue A-Levels overseas and those enrolled in private schools will still be required to apply for funding through the Ministry of Education Scholarship online application portal. Applications for the 2021/2022 academic year must be uploaded to the Ministry’s website by Friday, 30 April 2021.
For more information about applications for Cayman Islands Government’s Education Council Local Scholarships, please contact MEYSAL’s Scholarship Secretariat Unit by email at Scholarships@gov.ky.