You can find information on all the scholarships available in Bermuda right
on this website. Also many colleges award entry scholarships to freshmen based
on your high-school grades without you having to apply. You can find out about
what scholarships are offered to international students by visiting college
You would probably be surprised how many people you know who have received
financial help to continue their education – they just may not talk about it. Do
not be defeated before you even start – there are hundreds of scholarships
awarded every year to Bermudians and they do not (and cannot) all go to the
students who are at the top of the class.
Although most academic awards require a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, there are a
number of scholarships that do not require even a minimum GPA average, focusing
instead on the student's overall academic achievements, financial need and community
Some scholarships are based on financial need but there are many that are
based on your own academic achievements and promise for future success, not your
parents' incomes or assets.
You need to make the time and it is so easy with this website. Treat your
scholarship application process like an extra course you are taking and give it
at least an hour a week during your final year at high school. And do not forget
that you can apply for most scholarships even after you have started college. It
is never too late.
Writing an essay, especially if it is about yourself, isn’t easy. In most
cases, this is how a scholarship committee gets to know you, so you need to
represent yourself in a positive manner without boasting. Make sure that you
write about what they ask for in an essay, which might be your career focus.
After you have drafted the essay and you feel comfortable with it, have several
people, such as your guidance counselor, English teacher or parents review it
for grammar, style and content.
This may feel a bit uncomfortable. The people you ask to write a letter for
you should know you well and believe you will be successful in college and your
future career. Develop relationships with teachers, coaches, community leaders,
employers and others. Start talking to people now. Seek advice on what
scholarships to consider. Research what careers are in demand, identify those
that suit your interests, talents, and abilities, etc. We are all worthy of the
opportunity to learn and grow, and to contribute the best we can to our
community and society-at-large.