Ross University School of Medicine. Photo courtesy The Habari Network.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--Barbadians looking to pursue a medical career may be eligible for financial support from Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) in partnership with the Barbados Ministry of Education.
RUSM is proud to announce the opening of its 2021 Barbados Scholarship application, a need-based scholarship covering the cost of medical school tuition and fees at RUSM for two deserving Barbados students per semester, for a total of six scholarships per year.
“The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) is pleased to accept the scholarships from RUSM to support the growth of medical education in Barbados. These scholarships represent an important partnership between RUSM and the METVT and signal the continued commitment of RUSM towards creating additional opportunities for Barbadian students to pursue careers in medicine,” said METVT Minister Santia Bradshaw. “It is our hope that by expanding the opportunities available to our students, we can continue to build on this government’s investment in our human capital and assist our students to achieve their career goals.”
To qualify for the scholarships, individuals must be citizens of Barbados and accepted to study at RUSM. Upon acceptance, students will submit a completed scholarship application form no later than six weeks prior to the first day of class. The RUSM Admissions Office will evaluate student applications and the Ministry of Education will certify student eligibility. Scholarship recipients will receive financial support in the form of full tuition cost and fees, as long as they maintain satisfactory grades throughout their enrolment.
“RUSM is proud to continue providing scholarships to those residents who are looking to pursue a career in medicine,” said James M. Record, Provost and Chief Academic Officer for RUSM. He continued, “We are pleased to grow the global healthcare workforce by expanding access to our programmes through this scholarship programme.” For more information on the scholarship, visit https://medical.rossu.edu/admissions/scholarships.
RUSM’s 14,000 plus diverse alumni practise medicine throughout North America and across all specialties, including a high percentage of graduates who enter the in-demand field of primary care.
A part of Adtalem Global Education’s healthcare vertical, RUSM’s scholarships follow Adtalem’s long history of providing Caribbean nation citizens with access to its three Caribbean-based institutions: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) in St. Maarten, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) in St. Kitts and RUSM in Barbados.