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Government of Jamaica

EduCare Grant

The National Health Fund (NHF) EduCare Grant Programme, which opens in June of each year, assists aspiring healthcare professionals who are facing financial challenges in completing their course of study. The grant is available to full-time Jamaican students at accredited local universities and colleges.

About the EduCare Grant

Help for the Future

How to Apply

Students must have completed their 2nd year of study in a healthcare-related field. All persons applying to the financial grant programme are required to complete the National Health Fund EduCare Grant Application Form.

  1. This form has a checklist of requirements that are detailed below.
  2. Failure to provide all the required information will jeopardize a scholarship applicant’s opportunity.

NOTE: Applying to the grant programme is not an automatic acceptance, nor is it a guarantee that the grant will cover the entire cost of a degree programme. Students are therefore encouraged to actively seek alternative and/or concurrent sources of funding for their tuition and associated fees.

The Application Process

Once completed, the application should be sent to the:

NHF EduCare Grant Programme
Health Promotion and Public Relations
National Health Fund
25 Dominica Drive
Kingston 5
Telephone: (876) 906-1106
Email: [email protected]

  1. Completed applications are reviewed by the National Health Fund EduCare Grant Committee, and candidates are selected and scheduled for interviews by the NHF EduCare Grant Committee.
  2. Grants are awarded based on the need evidenced in the completed application (which forms part of the evidence of eligibility) and the interview
  3. Grant awardees will be contacted after the NHF Board of Management approves the awards for EduCare grants.

Eligibility Criteria

The following MUST form part of the application package submitted. Failure to provide all the requirements will result in an application being considered “Incomplete”.

  1. A recent passport-sized photograph.
  2. Proof of Jamaican citizenship
  3. Proof of financial  challenges affecting the payment of tuition fees
  4. Evidence of year of study
  5. Proof of current enrolment to an accredited programme of study at an accredited University.
  6. Current cumulative GPA report from the University (a minimum of 3.0 GPA.)
  7. An official transcript from your institution 
  8. At least two (2) reference letters regarding the applicant’s character from notable persons in the applicant’s community (teacher, pastor, employer, etc.).
  9. Evidence of voluntary/ community service or extra-curricular activities(awards, letters acknowledging participation, etc.)

NB. If a student is offered and accepts a National Health Fund EduCare Grant, disbursement of the grant will be dependent on that student completing the bonding requirements of the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service (MoFPS). Information on the bonding requirements is available on the MoFPS website.

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