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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 2017 APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO

MARCH 31st

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.