The Culture, Health, Arts, Science and Education, CHASE, Fund has provided over $36 million in scholarships to tertiary-level students pursuing undergraduate degrees in early-childhood education for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Scholarship recipients are attending teacher-training institutions across the island.

The investment is in keeping with CHASE’s ongoing support for the development of the early-childhood education sector.

The scholarship programme was designed in collaboration with the Early Childhood Commission, the University of the West Indies, and the Joint Board of Teacher Education.

In addition to the Mico University College, the scholarships are also tenable at Shortwood, St. Joseph’s, Sam Sharpe, Church Teachers’ Colleges, and the International University of the Caribbean.