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College Scholarships

Out-of-State Tuition Waivers for Caribbean International Students From The Florida-Caribbean Institute

Florida Caribbean Institute Out-of-State Tuition Waiver for Caribbean International StudentsThe Florida Caribbean Institute (FCI)  offers renewable Out-of-State Tuition Waivers for Caribbean International Students who have been admitted or meet the requirements for admission to any university or community college of the public education system of the State of Florida. Out-of-State tuition waivers can represent a 60% discount on tuition international students pay.

A limited number of these waivers are available, so run, don’t walk, if you are eligible to apply.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an international student with a F1, or J1 visa.
  • Be fully admitted to a state college or university.
  • Have at least a 3.0 or higher GPA.
  • Be a citizen of the Caribbean from:
    – Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados      – Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic          – Grenada
    – Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis     – St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines               – Trinidad and Tobago 
  • Be committed to returning to your Caribbean country after the completion of your studies, for a length of time equal to their exemption period, as required.

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Application Deadline

All applications for this out-of-state tuition waiver opportunity are due June 1st.

The application can be downloaded, HERE and submitted by mail to:

FLORIDA-CARIBBEAN INSTITUTE (FCI)
Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
DM 353
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: (305) 348-2894
Fax: (305) 348-3593


Related: More Scholarships for U.S. & Caribbean Students

Where To Apply

For more information on the out-of-state tuition waiver and additional details on how to apply, visit The Florida International University Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, funding opportunities, webpage, HERE.

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~ Melisa Boutin

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Scholarship Alert: $5,000 Award for U.S. Citizens & Green Card Holders From The Actuarial Foundation

$5,000 Award for U.S. Citizens and Green Card Holders from The Actuarial Foundation The Actuarial Foundation is offering Actuarial Diversity Scholarship awards of up to $5,000 for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students to fulfill its goal of recognizing and encouraging the academic achievements of full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have at least one birth parent who is Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, Pacific Islander.
  • Be enrolling as or enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. college or university.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), with an emphasis on math or actuarial courses.
  • Be and entering college freshmen with a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 600.
  • Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession.

Application Deadline

Applications are due, May 1st.

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Related:  More Scholarships for U.S. & Caribbean Students


Where To Apply

For more information on these scholarship opportunities and details on how to apply, visit The Actuarial Foundation IABA scholarship webpage.

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~ Melisa Boutin

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What You Need To Know About New York State’s Tuition-Free Degree Program


New York State Tuition Free Degree Program Excelsior Scholarship

Starting Fall 2017, New York State residents will be able college attend State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) institutions, including community colleges tuition free through the State’s Excelsior Scholarship Program 

This first-in-the-nation program will be available to families and independent students making an annual income of less than:

  • $100,000 for Fall 2017;
  • $ 110,000 for Fall 2018; and
  • $125,000 for Fall 2019, onwards.

If you are a New York resident seeking to take advantage of this free-tuition program, here are the other components of the program you should be aware of.

Enrollment Requirements

Students must enroll full-time and complete at least 30 credits per year.

There is an option for a student facing hardships to receive flexibility, and take fewer credits one semester or stop and restart enrollment.

Academic Requirements

The student benefiting from free-tuition will be required to maintain the minimum acceptable GPA required for successful completion of their chosen degree program.

Post-Graduation Requirements

Graduates who receive the free tuition benefit will be required to live and work in New York State, for the same number of years that they received the benefit.

There are exceptions to this requirement in cases where a student goes out-of-state to continue undergraduate studies, attend graduate school or due to an extreme hardship.

Fees, Housing and Other College related Expenses

Students who benefit from the New York State’s tuition-free scholarship will still be responsible for fees, living and transportation costs, books and other related expenses.

Based on these preliminary details of the Excelsior Scholarship Program, families and individuals meeting the requirements will have a great chance to minimize college costs and avoid student loan debt.

If you plan to take advantage of this program, it’s important to understand that you need to meet all the program requirements and make a financial plan to pay for the related expenses not covered by the program with other scholarships, part-time employment, college savings plans or family contributions.

I hope you find this information helpful!.

~Melisa Boutin


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Scholarship Alert: $5,000 Award for U.S. Citizens, Green Card Holders & Caribbean International Students – The Actuarial Foundation

Scholarship Alert: $5,00 Award for U.S., Green Card Holders, & Caribbean International Student - The Actuarial Foundation

The Actuarial Foundation is offering $3,000 to $5,000 International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) scholarship award opportunities for U.S. and International Students of Caribbean Origin. The goal of this scholarship program is to support black students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, who are interested in pursuing actuarial careers.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, or Canada; or a citizen of any Caribbean or African nation on a United States’ or Canadian student visa.
  • Be admitted to a college or university in the United States or Canada offering a program to prepare the student for an actuarial career
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Application Deadline: May 1st.

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Related:  More Scholarships for U.S. & Caribbean Students

Where To Apply:

For more information on these scholarship opportunities and details on how to apply, visit The Actuarial Foundation IABA scholarship webpage.

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~ Melisa Boutin

Scholarship Alert: $1,000,000 Available for Caribbean International Students At University At Buffalo

1 Million in Scholarships For Caribbean International Student at University At Buffalo SUNY
Here’s another great opportunity scholarships coming to you today from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York available to Caribbean international students. These scholarship opportunities include admissions scholarships and athletic scholarships for high school graduates, who are prospective freshman students.

The International Admissions Scholarship awards range from $2,000 to $10,000 per semester and are renewable for four years with good academic standing.

The International Admissions Scholarships At UB

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an open and qualified incoming freshman (first-year) student with no course work or credits completed at a post-secondary institution.
  • Be a full-time freshman international student.
  • Be enrolling initially in the fall semester.
  • Have a high school average of at least 88% or a B+ average (or equivalent) and above average SAT/ACT scores
Application deadlines:
  • Round 1 |  Application Deadline: February 1st | Award Announcement: March 1st 
  • Round 2 |  Application Deadline: March 15th | Award Announcement: April 1st
  • Round 3 |  Application Deadline: April 15th | Award Announcement: April 23rd

Related:  More Scholarships for U.S. & Caribbean Students

Athletic Scholarships At UB

Thes Athletic Scholarship awards are offered to student-athletes who rank in the top of their division or conference levels in secondary school.

Athletic scholarships awards are available for the following sports:

  • Baseball (men’s)
  • Basketball (men’s and women’s)
  • Crew (women’s)
  • Cross-country (men’s)

  • Football (men’s)
  • Soccer (men’s and women’s)
  • Softball (women’s)
  • Swimming and Diving (men’s and women’s)

  • Tennis (men’s and women’s)
  • Track and Field 9men’s and women’s)
  • Volleyball (women’s)
  • Wrestling (men’s)

University at Buffalo recruits from all over the world and interested students can fill out the required forms on the International Students Admissions Scholarship webpage.

Where To Apply:

More information on these scholarship opportunities can be found on the University at Buffalo International Students Admissions Scholarship webpage.

They also have an Undergraduate International Admission Facebook page you can follow for more information: http://www.facebook.com/UniversityAtBuffaloInternationalAdmissions   

~ Melisa Boutin