The Government of Guyana has announced the opening of applications for full scholarships for law graduates to attend the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago.
The scholarships are being offered under the Department of Public Service’s Scholarship Programme which falls under the Ministry of the Presidency.
It marks the first time that full government scholarships are being opened for any prospective student of the Hugh Wooding Law School.
In a notice in local newspapers on Sunday, the Ministry of the Presidency announced that a limited number of the scholarships for the Legal Education Certificate at the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad and Tobago, are being offered for the 2019/2020 academic year.
The scholarships are open to both first and second-year students.
According to the notice, for those seeking to start their studies at Hugh Wooding and wishing to apply for the scholarship, the applicant must be the holder of a Bachelor of Laws Degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.3. The applicant must have also obtained their Bachelor of Laws Degree within the last five years and must be no older than 35.
The applicant must have already been accepted by the Law School for the 2019/2020 academic year.
Present students at the Law School wishing to apply for the scholarship must have passes for the first year of studies with at least three courses passed with grade A.
The closing date for applications is the 30th of August 2019.
Application forms are available at the Scholarships Division of the Department of Public Service at Vlissengen Road and Durban Street and online at the website http://scholarships.dps.gov.gy
Just a few weeks ago, recently appointed Minister of Public Service Tabitha Sarabo-Halley indicated to News Source that the Government was looking at offering the scholarships for the law school following representations from a number of students and organisations.
Guyana has also been looking to establish its own Law School but that process has not yet been given the green light by the Council of Legal Education, which falls under CARICOM.
Without any scholarship, Guyanese law graduates would have to pay the Hugh Wooding Law School tuition fee of almost G$8 million for the two-year programme.