Centennial Bermuda Foundation | Scholarships

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At Centennial, our commitment is to empower Bermudian students through comprehensive support, offering both financial assistance and mentoring to guide them on their journey through post-secondary education. Our scholarship programmes are designed to cater to a wide range of educational pursuits, whether you’re a high school senior, an undergraduate, or a postgraduate student, or someone pursuing trades, industries, or professions outside the traditional four-year degree path, our portal offers scholarships that cater to different fields of study, interests, and backgrounds. All our scholarships are financial needs-based and merit-based. Explore our scholarships to find the support you need to take the next step in your academic journey.

Please download our Scholarship Guidelines for detailed information for applying to a Centennial Bermuda Foundation scholarship.


Scholarship Opportunities

Bermuda College/Community College Scholarship

Duration: Funding is available for up to two years.

GPA Requirement: A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.

Scholarship Amount: Scholarship funding is up to $15,000/yr for Bermuda College and up to $35,000/yr for an overseas Community College, available annually for the duration of the programme.


Undergraduate Degree Scholarship

Duration: Funding is available for up to four years, foundation year included.

GPA Requirement: A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.

Scholarship Amount: Up to $35,000 annually.


Arts Degree Scholarship

Duration: Funding is available for up to four years, foundation year included.

GPA Requirement: A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.

Scholarship Amount: Up to $35,000 annually.


Postgraduate Degree Scholarship

Duration: Funding is available for graduate and doctoral programmes for up to four years.

GPA Requirement: A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

Scholarship Amount: Up to $35,000 annually.


SkillUp Scholarship

Duration: Funding is available for up to two years to support students preparing for careers requiring specialised skills.

GPA Requirement: No GPA requirement.

Scholarship Amount: Up to $35,000 annually.


Eligibility Criteria

To apply for our scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Possess Bermudian Citizenship
  2. Financial Need: Demonstrate a genuine need for financial assistance, supported by household income and dependency information.
  3. Educational Background: A minimum of five years of schooling within Bermuda, at primary, middle, secondary, or tertiary institutions.
  4. Acceptance or Provisional Acceptance into an Accredited Institution: Must be accepted into an accredited institution, including traditional or online/hybrid programmes.


How to Apply

  1. Visit the Scholarship Portal: APPLY HERE Navigate to our scholarship portal to begin your application process.
  2. Register for an Account and Log In.
  3. Complete Your Profile
  4. Eligibility Questionnaire: Provide details about your annual gross income, household number, Bermudian status, and educational background.
  5. Apply for Scholarships: Complete your application by submitting the necessary documents, including essays, proof of acceptance, transcripts, proof of Bermudian citizenship, education proof, personal references, and a resume.
  6. Review and Submit: Ensure all information is accurate before submitting your application.
  7. Follow-Up: Stay updated on your application status through your email and portal account.


Application Requirements

To ensure a comprehensive evaluation of each application, candidates are required to meet the following criteria and submit the corresponding documents:

Essay Responses: Applicants must submit an essay response to the following questions, with each response not exceeding 300 words:

  1. Please explain why you feel you are deserving of receiving a Centennial Scholarship.
  2. Please explain why you selected your post-secondary school, focusing on your specific programme and why you think this is the right fit for you.

Proof of Acceptance: Submit a proof of acceptance letter or conditional acceptance from your chosen post-secondary institution.

School Transcripts: Provide a copy of your most recent school transcripts. Official transcripts are not required at this stage.

Proof of Bermudian Citizenship: A letter from the Department of Immigration or a copy of your passport showing the Bermudian status stamp is required.

Proof of Education in Bermuda: Provide a copy of your school transcripts documenting a minimum of five years of education or schooling in Bermuda. Official transcripts are not required at this stage.

Personal References: Secure two personal references or letters of recommendation. These should ideally be from individuals who can attest to your academic abilities, character, and potential.

Resume: Provide a detailed resume that includes any work experience, community service, and extracurricular activities. This will help the selection committee understand your background, interests, and contributions to your community.


Important Dates

Application Opening: January 31, 2024

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2024


Interview & Selection Process

Selected candidates will be notified via email and SMS for interview scheduling, including details for remote interviews if necessary. The interview panel will consist of members from the scholarship committee, including the Programme & Operations Coordinator.

Selection Process

  1. Application Review: April
  2. Interviews: Mid-June
  3. Notification of Success: End of June
  4. Scholarship Reception: July


Take the Next Step Towards Your Future

We encourage all eligible students to seize this opportunity to advance their education and career prospects. Our scholarships are designed to support your ambition, talent, and hard work, helping you to achieve your academic and professional goals. Remember, investing in your education is investing in your future.

We look forward to receiving your applications and are excited to be a part of your journey. Best of luck to all applicants! Your dedication and efforts today are the foundation of your success tomorrow. Let’s make your dreams a reality together. APPLY NOW

Information on the Scholarship Committee Members can be found here.

Questions? Contact Terré Smith at tsmith@centennial.bm.


History / Background

In the mid-1970’s the Bank of Bermuda Limited began offering scholarships to Bermudian students. The scholarships were traditionally named in honour of those who held positions of leadership within the Bank, and were directed to students based on academic accomplishments, as well as involvement in extracurricular activities. Centennial Bermuda Foundation now administers the scholarship programme and over the years has created new scholarships with a requirement that students demonstrate financial need in addition to academic ability.

For information on previous scholarship recipients, please see the links below.


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