Montserratians Invited To Apply For De La Rue Scholarship

Persons on Montserrat who are interested in completing a Masters in Economics, now have the opportunity to do so through the De La Rue Scholarship Programme.

The De La Rue Group in collaboration with University of the West Indies (UWI), and the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), grants the £9,300.00 Thomas De La Rue Scholarship to an eligible citizen of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) every two years.

The ECCU groups Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Applicants must be an ECCU national accepted to pursue full-time studies leading to the Masters Degree in Economics in the Department of Economics at any U.W.I Campus.

Applicants should have, as a minimum, an Upper Second Class Honours Degree, preferably in Economics.

Although all areas of Economics would be considered, preference will be given to candidates who choose a programme of study that emphasizes macro-economic policy.

Candidates must be committed to working in the Caribbean after completion of postgraduate studies.

The award will be made on the recommendation of a selection panel comprising representatives of the U.W.I, the ECCB on behalf of the De La Rue Group and the Economic Society, St Kitts and Nevis.

Applicants will be required to attend an interview.

In order to apply, each applicant is expected to submit a detailed resumé (including career objective, extracurricular activities) and a two-page statement outlining how the M.Sc. Economics degree will contribute to the applicant’s career plans; to the region; and reasons why the applicant should be awarded the scholarship.

Application forms can be found on