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House of Issa offers scholarship

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 12:12 AM

The House of Issa is inviting eligible female students to apply for the Elias A. Issa Scholarship. The House of Issa established the Issa Scholarship for Jamaican men and women in 1938. At the behest of Elias Issa, the scholarship was set up “to enable selected candidates to pursue special courses designed to lead to careers in technical and practical work in industry and commerce or any other profession or calling provided”.

Each year, the scholarship committee identifies an exceptional candidate who displays the initiative, originality, and force of character that epitomise the spirit of the House of Issa and its founder, Elias Issa. Since inauguration, the Issa Scholarship has made it possible for men and women to pursue the training necessary to fulfil their own goals, as well as making immeasurable contributions to national development.

Some distinguished Issa scholars are G. Arthur Brown, governor of the Bank of Jamaica; Professor Gladstone Mills; former Minister of Education Burchell Whiteman; Petrona Morrison, former head of the School of Art at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts; and Professor Donald Harris of Stanford University.

Area of study: Faculty of Management Studies at The University of the West Indies or the Faculty of Business Management (School of Business Administration) at the University of Technology, Jamaica, beginning August 2020.

Course of study: Undergraduate degree

Value: The scholarship is intended to cover the cost of tuition fees for three years and assist the recipient with books and maintenance costs.

Age: Applicants should be below the age of 25 on October 1, 2020.

Eligibility: Applicants should be in possession of good passes in GCE A’Level examinations or CAPE and have been accepted or currently studying at The University of the West Indies or the University of Technology, Jamaica.

How to apply: Application forms are available on the Ministry of Education’s website:

Two completed forms, along with supporting documents, except for transcripts and recommendations, must be emailed to

The Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Education, Youth and Information

Attention: Tertiary Unit

2 National Heroes Circle

Kingston 4

Deadline for applications: May 28, 2020

NB: Application forms for civil servants must be accompanied by letter(s) of approval from the chief personnel officer or his/her representative.