News Release: Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) Extends Scholarships Deadline
18 November, 2014
Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) Extends Scholarships Deadline
Turks & Caicos Islands is advised that, Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), has extended the deadline for the scholarships offered to Monday, 1 December 2014.
DFAIT is pleased to inform all that the Canadian government recently launched the Canadian Virtual University (CVU) scholarship project. Scholarship Programs eligible for government funding for 2014/15 are:
• Medical Terminology Extension Certificate offered by Mount Royal University
• The Graduate Certificate in Destination Development offered by Royal Roads University
• Programme court en gestion des ressources fauniques (Short Program in Wildlife Management) offered by TELUQ University
Each year the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) identifies new programs they wish to fund and staff at CVU manage the project. And, CVU member universities are the beneficiaries of the scholarships.
Due to a number of unexpected factors, this year, DFAIT was faced by a short timeline for qualified students to submit applications. DFAIT is concerned that students who are most qualified for the scholarships, may not find out about the scholarship in a timely manner. The scholarship competition originally closed on 14th November 2014.
DFAIT promotes broader awareness of the scholarships for those living in the Caribbean; and link those who may not otherwise have opportunity for this great learning opportunity and thus decided to extended the deadline to Monday, 1 December 2014.