Scholarship
Generation Next Young Professionals’ Retreat 2019 Destination Bermuda

GENERATION NEXT EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Generation Next is a Bermudian youth group comprised of forward-thinking, enterprising, young Bermudians who continually strive to galvanize our generational peers and subsequent generations to be future leaders.

A great number of young Bermudians receive scholarships which afford them the opportunity to pursue their tertiary educational pursuits overseas. Comparatively, many of our young people also choose to work hard at home whilst saving funds to further their education abroad. Most unfortunately, however, there are also others who never receive the opportunity to pursue further education due to funding.

In hopeful amelioration of this unfortunate yearly occurrence, Generation Next, together with our community partners, continue to be committed to ensuring that every young Bermudian can pursue their dreams, without the encumbrance of the vagrancies of life such as lack of funding.

Our young Bermudians are continually told that ‘the world is your oyster’ and ‘the opportunities are endless’; these statements are undoubtedly true; however, we cannot neglect the fact that to succeed in life, we have all received assistance, in some way, during the course of our journey.

Generation Next recognizes that true inspiration and the facilitation of connecting talent with opportunities is of paramount importance. We are committed to investing in the development of young Bermudians to ensure a qualified workforce for the future. It our intention to demonstrate this commitment by offering one (1) scholarship annually to a suitably qualified Bermudian secondary school graduate pursuing their tertiary education or technical/vocational training at an accredited institution overseas.

Generation Next is committed to providing these scholarships with a priority on financial need, in addition to academic merit.  This commitment reflects our vision that there are equitable opportunities for people to lead purposeful lives, have financial security and enjoy a sense of belonging within the community.

Guidelines

The Scholarship award(s) will be made by the Generation Next Scholarship Committee. The Committee will make its decisions based on:

Scholarship Details

Submit documentation to generationnextbermuda@gmail.com

Applicant Requirements

In keeping with our organization’s focus on access to opportunity, all scholarship applicants must demonstrate financial need; applicants are required to submit a letter from their parent/guardian confirming the financial applicant’s financial need.

Evidence of strong academics, as outline above, and potential for success are also key requirements for eligibility.

Documentary Requirements

Essay

Applicants should submit an essay which answers the questions/covers the topics below: Pick an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced your development. Briefly describe your long- and short-term goals. Who in your life has been your biggest influence and why? How has your family background affected the way you see the world? How has your education contributed to who you are today? Where do you see yourself ten years from now? From a financial standpoint, what impact would this scholarship have on your education? State any special personal or family circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance.

Shortlisted Candidate Requirements

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to provide the following additional documentation as evidence of eligibility:

Scholarship Ts & Cs: The Generation Next Scholarship Committee reserves the right to withdraw an Award if a winner becomes involved in any activity, which, in its opinion, places the prestige of the Award in jeopardy.