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The Social Security Board (SSB) is committed and dedicated to giving back to the Belizean community. Under our Corporate Social Responsibility portfolio, several goodwill programs, namely, our Scholarship Program are offered to positively contribute to improving the lives of Belizeans through education.

SSB’s Scholarship Program offers opportunities to individuals on a mission of expanding their life options through pursuing and fulfilling their educational goals. It is in giving back to the community in areas exhibiting great need that SSB continues to improve the lives of its beneficiaries and by extension, the Belizean community.

Since its inception in 2001, over 700 students have successfully completed our scholarship program and are now the proud recipients of a diploma, degree or vocational technical skills acquired from the various educational institutions in Belize.

In 2019, a total of 52 Scholarships will be offered to deserving students in Belize. Of the 52, there will be:

  • 30 High School
  • 4 Vocational Technical
  • 16 Associate Degree
  • 2 Bachelor’s Degree

 

To apply:

  • Access the online scholarship portal via www.socialsecurity.org.bz under online services to create an account and complete the application.

 

To qualify:

  • Applicants must be born Belizeans;
  • Accepted to an educational institution in Belize;
  • Demonstrate financial need and academic potential.

 

These scholarships are awarded based on:

  • Financial need (parents' combined income of $25,000.00 or less)
  • Academic performance (overall average of 85%, B+, or 3.0 GPA)
  • Active and mature participation in the interview process
  • Content and clarity of expression in the written composition

 

Only online applications will be accepted

High School

High School scholarships are awarded to first time high school students only. The scholarship awards a maximum of $1,200.00 per year for four- years allowing students the opportunity to attend the secondary school of their choice.

All applicants are required to submit an application online, along with the following required documents:

    1. A copy of your valid Social Security Card.
    2. High school acceptance letter.
    3. A copy of your parents` or guardians` statement of income:
      1. An employment letter from current employer for both parents/ guardian; or
      2. A letter declaring monthly income, if self-employed.
    4. A letter of recommendation from your teacher or principal
    5. Copies of your Standard 4, 5 and 6 report cards
    6. A written composition of 250 words explaining why you deserve the scholarship.

Vocational Technical

Vocational technical scholarships are awarded to students for one (1) year at a cost of $1,200.00 allowing students the opportunity to attend a Vocational Technical school of their choice.

All applicants are required to submit an application online, along with the following required documents:

  1. A copy of your valid Social Security Card.
  2. Vocational Technical acceptance letter.
  3. A copy of your parents` or guardians` statement of income:
    1. An employment letter from current employer for both parents/ guardian; or
    2. A letter declaring monthly income, if self-employed.
  4. A letter of recommendation from your teacher or principal
  5. Copies of your Standard 4, 5 and 6 report cards
  6. A written composition of 250 words explaining why you deserve the scholarship.

Associate Degree

The Associate Degree scholarship is a partial scholarship valuing $4,000.00 for a period of 2 years for students enrolled in any of the four areas of specialization:

S-Science T-technology E-engineering M-Mathematics

“STEM is an educational movement that engages students in integrated learning as they explore the world around them, create innovative solutions to problems, and communicate their results while learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.”

All applicants are required to submit an application online, along with the following required documents:

  1. A copy of your valid Social Security Card.
  2. College acceptance letter.
  3. A copy of your parents` or guardians` statement of income:
    1. An employment letter from current employer for both parents/ guardian; or
    2. A letter declaring monthly income, if self-employed.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from your teacher, principal, and/or community leader.
  5. A copy of your high school transcript.
  6. A written composition of 700 words explaining why you deserve the scholarship.

Bachelor’s Degree

The Bachelor`s Degree scholarship is a scholarship valuing $5,000.00 for a period of 2 years for students enrolled in any of the four areas of specialization:

S-Science T-technology E-engineering M-Mathematics

“STEM is an educational movement that engages students in integrated learning as they explore the world around them, create innovative solutions to problems, and communicate their results while learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.”

All applicants are required to submit an application online, along with the following required documents:

  1. A copy of your valid Social Security Card.
  2. University acceptance letter.
  3. A copy of your parents` or guardians` statement of income:
    1. An employment letter from current employer for both parents/ guardian; or
    2. A letter declaring monthly income, if self-employed.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from your teacher, principal, and/or community leader.
  5. A copy of your college transcript.
  6. A written composition of 1000 words explaining why you deserve the scholarship.