Scholarship Program

Winner: Mable Bakali (Temple University College of Engineering)

Finalists: Aarati Rao (Harvard), Carson Telford (Brigham Young University), Catherine Bailey (Duke University), Dora Ijeoma Duru (Vanderbilt Law School), Jeremiah Brandon Cameron (Michigan State University), Mable Bakali: Winner (Temple University College of Engineering), Savannah Mohacsi (Stanford University), Sharon Lin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Sun-Ming Jessica Pan (Columbia University)

This Scholarship is now closed
Ocho Rios Jamaica is one of the main tourist towns in Jamaica. This blog is about the resort town of Ocho Rios Jamaica. You will find information about such tourist attractions as Dunns River Falls, the blue hole etc. You will also find information about other tours, attractions, hotels and more. Enough about us, below you will find information about our scholarship program.

The owner of this website was the recipient of a scholarship (University of Miami). We are aware that school can be an expensive proposition so it gives us great joy to be in the position to give back. Between housing, tuition, books, and school supplies the cost of attending college is an expensive proposition. In an effort to make it easier for students and their families Ocho-Rios-Jamaica.com and our affiliated website Jamaica Travel Saver is offering one annual US $1,000 scholarship.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The scholarship is available to incoming and current students enrolling in an undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate college program. International students are welcome. Please note that employees and affiliated parties of Ocho Rios Jamaica and Jamaica Travel Saver are not eligible for this scholarship. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is July 30th, 2017.

How to Participate?

Applicants need to write three essays. The questions are listed below. State your personal details and contact information at the top of the page, including the following:

  • Full Name
  • Full Address
  • Age
  • Contact Number
  • Alternative Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • The full name of your School/College, Department/Course
  • Graduating year
  • GPA

Answer the following three questions

1. What extra-curricular activities are you involved in? Describe how these activities contribute to your college education and how they make you a better person. (Response should be 300-500 words long.)

2. What are your goals in life? Describe the steps you will take to achieve your goals and ambitions. (Response should be 500-700 words long.)

3. As you can see we are in the travel industry. Write a 500-word travel-guide style article listing the Top 5 things to do in your favorite vacation destination.

Submission Instructions

Interested students should submit their essay, along with the requirements listed above, by email to scholarships@ocho-rios-jamaica.com no later than 30th July 2017.

Terms and Conditions
  • Scholarship winners will be announced by 25th August 2017.
  • Cheque will be mailed out by 6th September 2017.
  • Winners will be notified by email.
  • Scholarship winners agree to have their name, picture and university information displayed on the website.
  • The US $1,000.00 cheque will be sent directly to your university/ college.
  • We will run this contest annually.