Can funds disbursed be sent directly to student accounts?

The BGLC Education Grant is not paid directly to students. BGLC disburses the Grant to your school. Your school will then adjust your account to reflect the credit for tuition fees.

If I receive another scholarship, will I still receive the grant?

If your school advises that you do not have any balance due for tuition fees because of having earned another scholarship, then the Grant would be forfeited and allocated to another needy student.

Can I reapply for the BGLC Tertiary Education Grant if I have been previously awarded the grant?

Yes, as long as you have not received the Grant more than two times.

Is the BGLC Tertiary Education Grant reoccurring?

The BGLC Education Grant is issued only for 1 year and is not recurring. Students must reapply each year.

If I have deferred, can I receive the Education Grant in the following year?

If you have deferred your studies for the semester, you automatically forfeit the BGLC Tertiary Education Grant and will have to reapply in the subsequent year.

Are applicants given the option to use the Grant for any expenses other than tuition fees?

The BGLC Education Grant may not be used for any other expenses.

How much is the Education Grant worth?


How long after the deadline has passed are we notified of our status?

BGLC tries to advise applicants about the outcome of their application on August 31. Notifications are sent by email to the email address given in the application.

When is the deadline for submitting my application?

The BGLC Tertiary Education Grant application deadline is July 15, 2022.

Who are considered acceptable references?

The Reference must have known the applicant for at least 1 year and may be from any of the following categories:

  • Justice of the Peace
  • Officer of a Government Ministry or Agency (SEG 1 & above)
  • Consular Officer
  • Attorney-at-law
  • Member of Parliament
  • Parish Councillor
  • Bank Manager
  • Credit Union Manager
  • Clerk of Courts
  • Marriage Officer
  • Army Officer (Major & above)
  • Dental Surgeon
  • Medical Practitioner
  • Police Officer (Gazetted Ranks)
  • Passport Officer
  • Veterinarian
  • Principal (Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Educational Institutions