Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholars (BESS) Programme

BESS is a unique year-long study and work experience programme for motivated graduating high school students between the ages of 15-18 who are interested in learning more about the environment, conservation and sustainable systems as they transition from high school to university studies.

Since the programme’s inception thirty-eight BESS Scholars from schools throughout the country have participated in the programme on scholarship.

THE BESS APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15TH 2018.

What does the programme entail?

  • A 100-day semester at the Island School in Cape Eleuthera.
  • A 4-month paid internship at BREEF or another environmental conservation organization such as BNT or Friends of the Environment

Experiences/Skills gained.

  • Learn more about national/global issues in sustainable development.
  • Become part of conservation efforts in The Bahamas.
  • Participate in field research.
  • Develop your water skills (swim, snorkel, SCUBA).
  • Training in First Aid & CPR.
  • Enhance your computer & public speaking skills.
  • Network with scientists and other professionals in the field.
  • Study marine ecology.
  • Prepare for college.
  • Connect with the environment around you.

Requirements.

  • 15-18 yrs old.
  • 2.50 Minimum GPA
  • Bahamian citizen or eligible for Bahamian citizenship.
  • Demonstrate an interest in the environment and environmental sustainability.