The BGLC is now accepting applications for the 2024 Tertiary Education Grant.

The BGLC Tertiary Education Grant provides assistance with tuition fees exclusively to full-time 3rd and 4 year undergraduate students currently enrolled at an accredited tertiary institution in Jamaica.


  • Jamaican citizen.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Fulltime 3rd year or 4th year Undergraduate Student confirmed to attend or currently enrolled at an accredited local tertiary institution.
  • Complete the Online Assessment and Application Form and provide supporting documents to substantiate the application
  • The 2024 application process will include
    the taking of a mandatory online assessment of 20 questions. The assessment is
    a made up of multiple-choice questions primarily and all questions are taken
    from the BGLC website.

Have your ID, transcript (dated no earlier than December 2023) ready to upload before starting the online assessment and application.

  • This assessment is designed to test your knowledge of the material available on the BGLC website. It consists of 20 multiple-choice questions, and you will have 20 minutes to complete the quiz. To pass the assessment, you must score at least 80%. If you do not achieve the pass mark, you will have two additional attempts to pass.

The Reference must have known the applicant for at least 1 year and may be from any of the following categories: 

  • Justice of the Peace;  Officer of a Government Ministry or Agency (SEG 1 & above)Consular Officer; Attorney-at-law;  Member of Parliament;  Parish Councillor; Bank Manager (CEO, Branch Manager);  Credit Union Manager (CEO, Branch Manger);  Clerk of Courts;  Marriage Officer;  Army Officer (Major & above);  Dental Surgeon;  Doctor of Medicine;  Police Officer (Gazetted Ranks);  Veterinarian;  Principal (Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Educational Institutions.
  • 3rd and 4th year students:
    • 1.Transcript- latest available reflecting grades dated no earlier than December 2023


Tertiary Education Grant FAQs

If you have deferred your studies for the semester, you automatically forfeit the BGLC Tertiary Education Grant and will have to reapply in the subsequent year.
The BGLC Education Grant is issued only for 1 year and is not recurring. Students must reapply each year.
Yes, as long as you have not received the Grant more than two times.
If your school advises that you do not have any balance due for tuition fees because of having earned another scholarship, then the Grant would be forfeited and allocated to another needy student.
No. There are no binding obligations associated with the BGLC Education Grant.
The BGLC Education Grant is not paid directly to students. BGLC disburses the Grant to your school. Your school will then adjust your account to reflect the credit for tuition fees.