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The most successful scholarship
program in The Bahamas

Choosing only the brightest & strongest Bahamian candidates

"The Tomlinson Scholarship allowed me to immediately extend my education beyond the two-year exposure provided by the College of The Bahamas.  

It helped open pathways to all of the career opportunities that have since followed.  Far more than just the financial assistance my family could not provide, this was organised mentoring and support on the highest level"

John Rolle, Governor Central Bank of The Bahamas

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The Tomlinson Scholarship Foundation

The Tomlinson Scholarship Foundation provides annual awards of up to US$15,000 per student for those exceptional Bahamian students enrolling in selected universities in Canada. Recipients are required to continue with their approved major throughout the duration of the scholarship unless a change is approved by the Selection Committee. Students must maintain an overall average of at least 65% (or “C”) at all times, and at least a 70% average (or “B-”) in their major courses starting in the second year. Recipients must pledge to return to The Bahamas upon graduation to pursue their careers, and are encouraged to become members of the Tomlinson Scholars’ Alumni Association and participate in Tomlinson Alumni functions to help ensure that other Bahamians may benefit from the opportunities they have enjoyed. The proceeds from this award may only be applied towards Approved Costs such as tuition, books, accommodation, food, health insurance and air fares. 

Approved Programs and Universities 

Approved

Scholarships will only be awarded to students planning to study one of the following Approved Programs at one of the following Approved Universities: 

Approved Programs 

Accounting 

Agricultural Science 

Business Management 

Computer Science 

Economics/Finance 

Engineering 

Environmental Science/Renewable Energy 

Actuarial Science 

Approved Universities 

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec 

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario 

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario 

University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario 

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario 

University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario 

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta 

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC 

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta 

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia 

Selection criteria

Selection Criteria

The following criteria are used in selecting scholarship recipients: 

 

Academic Merit: Analysis of grades, test scores, rigor of academic program, honours, awards, recommendation, etc. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) is a minimum requirement. 

 

  • Financial Need 

  • Applicants must be Bahamian citizens of strong moral character 

  • Leadership qualities/contributions to the school and community 

Application Procedure

Application procedure

The following criteria are used in selecting scholarship recipients: 

 

Academic Merit: Analysis of grades, test scores, rigor of academic program, honours, awards, recommendation, etc. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) is a minimum requirement. 

  1. Completed and signed application form. (Download below)

  2. Copies of relevant examination certificates or scores (GCE, BGCSE, SAT, ACT, etc.). 

  3. Up-to-date official transcripts of academic record from previous and present schools and colleges. 

  4. Copy of letter of acceptance from the university (when available). 

  5. Two financial reference letters - one from the bank and one from a responsible member of the community who knows your family’s financial situation well. 

  6. Two character reference letters - one from an advisor or faculty member at school or supervisor at work and the other from someone other than a relative who knows you well. 

  7. A resume outlining your work history, school leadership, community and/or extracurricular activities. 

  8. A written essay of approximately 250 words describing your career plans, your intentions to return to The Bahamas, and outlining the contributions you would like to make to your country after graduation. 

  9. Verification of Bahamian citizenship (e.g., a copy of your Bahamian passport). 

The Tomlinson Family Scholarship Foundation 

Undergraduate Application Form 

Application form

Submit application to: The Chairman, Screening Committee, Tomlinson Family Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box N-4857, Nassau Bahamas 

All applications must be received NO LATER THAN April 16th

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