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UWI Mona Cuts $1 Billion In Scholarships Amid COVID Crunch


(Jamaica Observer) The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona has cut $1 billion in scholarships this year as it grapples with the financial fallout caused by COVID-19.

Pro-vice chancellor and principal Professor Dale Webber says the development is likely to significantly impact many students.

However, he said the university is working hard to support the usual beneficiaries.

“We have been trying to find donors, partners, friends who are willing to step in and give scholarships,” he said.

Webber was speaking Tuesday at the virtual launch of the Lawrence and Davis Scholarship.

The scholarship, valued at US$100,000, will provide support for Jamaican students in the Department of Life Sciences and the Centre for Biotechnology in the Faculty of Science and Technology.

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