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$100m bursar programme for tertiary PATH students

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2013 | 6:52 PM

The Labour and Social Security Ministry is making $100 million available to tertiary students in households supported by the Programme for Advancement through Health and Education (PATH).

Labour and Social Security Minister Derrick Kellier says the programme is targeting 1,000 students.

Kellier says the bursaries will be valued at $100,000.

He explains that applicants must be registered at a tertiary institution accredited by the University Council of Jamaica.

Kellier adds that eligible applicants are also required to have received a PATH benefit while in secondary school and have a grade point average of 3.0 or above.

The Labour and Social Security Minister says application for transition grants will open on Monday, September 2.

Under PATH, students who continue their education after completing secondary school are entitled to a one off grant.


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