Get A "Head-Start" on
Your Educational Journey

At Victoria Mutual we do more than just make housing dreams come true; we also assist our Members to achieve their educational dreams while on their journey to financial independence. This is because we believe in the transformative power of education in the lives of individuals and the development of our nation.

Our Scholarship Programme

The VM Scholarship programme is aimed at giving our student savers a financial "head start" on the educational journey to a brighter future. The programme is over 30 years old and has provided educational support to over 1600 beneficiaries.

Scholarship and bursaries are offered at the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Levels of education.

Scholarships or Bursaries
for each Step of your Educational Journey

Let us give you a "Head Start" on your educational journey. Apply for scholarships or bursaries under the Victoria Mutual "Head-Start" Scholarship Programme today.

Applications for 2017 open on March 27th and close on July 14th. For hard copies of application form visit a VMBS branch near you!

Primary Level - VM GSAT "Head-Start" Bursary

VMBS student savers with active VMBS accounts may apply for the VMBS GSAT Bursary valued at JMD$15,000 each.

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  • Name of Scholarship/Award/Grant/Fellowship: VM GSAT "Head-Start" Bursary
  • Specialist Area of Study: CXC or O'Levels (Local Secondary Education)
  • Course of Study: N/A
  • Eligibility/Qualifications:
    • Must be an active VMBS Saver.
    • Completed a VM GSAT Bursary Application Form.
    • Sat GSAT in year of application.
    • Must not be a recipient of any other Scholarship in given year.
    • Received the highest GSAT scores in the specific school as ranked by the Ministry of Education.
  • Age: 10-12 years old
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Amount Awarded: One payment of J$15,000.00
  • Applications open: Monday, March 27, 2017
  • Deadline for applications: Friday, July 14, 2017
  • Where tenable: Any local secondary institution or high school
  • Name of Organization: The Victoria Mutual Group
  • Organization Telephone & Fax Number: (876) 754-8627 fax (876) 968-5665
  • Organization Url/Website: www.vmbs.com
  • Organization Email: manager@vmbs.com
  • Contact Name: Ms. Clover Moore
  • Contact Title: Manager, Corporate Affairs & Communications
  • Contact Email: clover.moore@vmbs.com
  • Contact Number: (876) 754-8627 Ext.5273 or Ext. 5286

Primary Level - VM Junior Plan "Head-Start" Scholarship

Three (3) VMBS student savers, with active VMBS accounts, who are the overall top performing GSAT students in the country where their past schools are located, will each benefit from a five-year scholarship valued at JMD $30,000 per annum.

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  • Name of Scholarship/Award/Grant/Fellowship: VM Junior Plan "Head-Start" Scholarship
  • Specialist Area of Study: CXC or O'Levels (Local Secondary Education)
  • Course of Study: N/A
  • Eligibility/Qualifications:
    • Must be an active VMBS Saver.
    • Completed a VM GSAT Bursary Application Form.
    • Sat GSAT in year of application.
    • Must not be a recipient of any other Scholarship in given year.
    • Received the highest GSAT scores in the county in which the Primary/ Preparatory School is located
  • Age: 10-12 years old
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Amount Awarded: JMD$30,000 per annum for five (5) years
  • Number of awards being offered: Three (3)
  • Applications open: Monday, March 27, 2017
  • Deadline for applications: Friday, July 14, 2017
  • Where tenable: Any local secondary institution or high school
  • Name of Organization: The Victoria Mutual Group
  • Organization Telephone & Fax Number: (876) 754-8627 fax (876) 968-5665
  • Organization Url/Website: www.vmbs.com
  • Organization Email: manager@vmbs.com
  • Contact Name: Ms. Clover Moore
  • Contact Title: Manager, Corporate Affairs & Communications
  • Contact Email: clover.moore@vmbs.com
  • Contact Number: (876) 754-8627 Ext.5273 or Ext. 5286

Secondary Level Scholarship - VM Future Plan "Head-Start" Scholarship

VMBS Student Savers who have completed their external examinations at the 5th and 6th form levels, with active VMBS accounts may benefit from the VMBS Future Plan Scholarship valued at JMD $120,000 per annum for three (3) or four (4) years, to pursue their undergraduate degree.

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  • Name of Scholarship/Award/Grant/Fellowship: VM Future Plan "Head-Start" Scholarship
  • Specialist Area of Study: First Degree
  • Course of Study: N/A
  • Eligibility/Qualifications:
    • Be an active VMBS Saver.
    • Sat CXC &/or GCE O'Levels & or CAPE and have been
    • Accepted in a local tertiary institution to pursue first degree studies
    • Must not be a recipient of any other Scholarship in the given year.
  • Age: 16-18 years old
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Amount Awarded: JMD $120,000 per annum for up to four (4) years
  • Number of awards being offered: Four (4)
  • Applications open: Monday, March 27, 2017
  • Deadline for applications: Friday, July 14, 2017
  • Where tenable: Any local tertiary institution
  • Name of Organization: The Victoria Mutual Group
  • Organization Telephone & Fax Number: (876) 754-8627 fax (876) 968-5665
  • Organization Url/Website: www.vmbs.com
  • Organization Email: manager@vmbs.com
  • Contact Name: Ms. Clover Moore
  • Contact Title: Manager, Corporate Affairs & Communications
  • Contact Email: clover.moore@vmbs.com
  • Contact Number: (876) 754-8627 Ext.5273 or Ext. 5286

Tertiary Level Scholarship - VM Master Plan "Head-Start" Scholarship

VMBS Student Savers with active VMBS accounts should apply for the VMBS Master Plan Scholarship valued at JMD $150,000 to pursue advanced studies during their final year of their undergraduate degree..

Download Application Form

Show/hide Scholarship details
  • Name of Scholarship/Award/Grant/Fellowship: VM Future Plan "Head-Start" Scholarship
  • Specialist Area of Study: First Degree
  • Course of Study: N/A
  • Eligibility/Qualifications:
    • Be an active VMBS Saver.
    • Completed a Master Plan Scholarship Application Form.
    • Not be a recipient of any other Scholarship in the given year.
    • Be attending a local tertiary institution and in final year of studies.
  • Age: 18 years and over
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Amount Awarded: JMD $150,000
  • Number of awards being offered: One (1)
  • Applications open: Monday, March 27, 2017
  • Deadline for applications: Friday, July 14, 2017
  • Where tenable: Any local tertiary institution
  • Name of Organization: The Victoria Mutual Group
  • Organization Telephone & Fax Number: (876) 754-8627 fax (876) 968-5665
  • Organization Url/Website: www.vmbs.com
  • Organization Email: manager@vmbs.com
  • Contact Name: Ms. Clover Moore
  • Contact Title: Manager, Corporate Affairs & Communications
  • Contact Email: clover.moore@vmbs.com
  • Contact Number: (876) 754-8627 Ext.5273 or Ext. 5286

IF YOU’RE NOT A VMBS SAVER, BECOME A MEMBER NOW TO QUALIFY!



Scholarship Awards General Terms & Conditions

The following dictates the general terms and regulations governing the Victoria Mutual Scholarship Awards programme. The Victoria Mutual Group is hereby known as the donor.

  1. Each award shall be known as a VICTORIA MUTUAL AWARD.
  2. Scholarships shall be tenable for the following: High/Secondary Schools, the University of the West Indies, the University of Technology, The College of Agriculture Science and Education, The MICO College, The Edna Manley School of the Visual Arts and any other tertiary institution approved by the donor.
  3. The donor shall appoint a panel of selectors and a named Chairman. The panel will make the selection and recommend to the donor for approval.
  4. (a) The candidate must be a Jamaican who attended school in Jamaica for at least the five years proceeding the year of application. (b) Must be a person of good character, disciplined and self-motivated.
  5. Each candidate must have already been accepted by or be already attending the named institution to pursue a full time course of study.
  6. Each scholarship is awarded on basis of academic achievement, financial need, community/extra-curricular activities and leadership qualities, as well as general attitude, deportment and behavior of the student.
  7. All evidence of examinations passed must accompany the application form when completed and is subject to verification by the Ministry of Education and applicable
  8. An application will not be considered if all the supporting documents are not received along with it by the deadline date.
  9. Any candidate who receives a scholarship award from any other source shall not be eligible for consideration.
  10. Any candidate, to whom this scholarship award is made, shall not simultaneously hold any other scholarship award or any other award which would impair the awardee’s ability to fulfil the conditions of this scholarship.
  11. SPECIAL CONDITIONS BY VICTORIA MUTUAL BUILDING SOCIETY
    i) The holder of the scholarship award shall pursue the course of study named in the application and approved by the donor and any alteration made without the prior approval of the donor may result in a withdrawal of the scholarship at the donor’s sole discretion.
    ii) The value of the scholarship and the installments, which will be paid by the donor, will be determined solely by the donors in accordance with the approved course of study.
    iii) The scholarship awardee is expected to maintain an above-average grade (at least B) in all subjects being pursued in the course of study, as well as full participation in the institution’s activities and a consistently high level of performance.
    iv) The donor shall require semester reports from the institution, regarding the aptitude, attitude, performance and conduct of the awardee and such information and other considerations shall be used by the donor in evaluating the continuation or withdrawal of the scholarship from the awardee.
    v) The donor reserves the right to utilize images of the awardees in press publications (print and/or electronic) as it sees fit, for publicity purposes.
    vi) Each awardee shall sign an agreement with the donor indicating that he has read, accepted and will honour the terms and conditions of the scholarship award and that the donor reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship award if the awardee fails to meet any or all of the general conditions, special conditions and regulations governing the award.