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  1. To provide financial assistance to persons with disabilities to access to tertiary education and courses for specialist qualification
  2. To encourage academic excellence among persons with disabilities.
  3. To encourage academic excellence among persons with disabilities.

Desired Impact

It is desired that this programme will have an impact on:

  1. The level of qualification attained by persons with disabilities for more effective integration in the employment sector.
  2. The strengthening of the Disability Sector through:
  3. improved self advocacy
  4. leadership for community development
  5. programme development within the sector
  6. Stimulation of a more positive attitude for self-actualization among persons with   disabilities.

 Criteria for Awards

 To this end the selection process will take into consideration the following criteria:

  1. All applicants must be fully registered with the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities.
  2. An applicant must pursue studies to the Diploma, Associate Degree or Bachelors Degree level. Applications should be accompanied by an acceptance offer letter from the institution where not received on time the acceptance letter must be submitted prior to the interview of the clients short listed.
  3. Priority will be given to applicants pursuing training for the first time at the tertiary level; and/or students who have maintained a “b” average or a 3.00 GPA (grade point average). GPA during current studies.
  4. Support can be extended for the duration of the course, subject to the applicant maintaining an annual average performance of not less than a “B” grade / 3.00 GPA average (A progress report must be submitted before fees are paid)
  5. All successful awardees must complete 40 voluntary hours per annum. Twenty (20) hours within the Disability community that is independent of their substantive employment and Twenty (20) hours with a non disability related organization during the period of study. Performance and voluntary work must be substantiated by signed time sheets/card by the head or designated officer of the institutions to which the voluntary services were provided. Time sheets/cards will be provided by the JCPD. Services provided within an applicant’s organization will not be considered.
  6. Scholarship grants will not exceed $150,000 per annum and Scholarship can be used for tuition, boarding and materials
  7. Applications must be made using the prescribed form and submitted to the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disability by the end of July each year.
  8. Applications must be accompanied by an essay of no more than 250 words which should include information such as:
  • Biographic data on the applicant
  • Reason(s)) for the request (need for financial assistance)
  • Reason(s) for the course of study selected and how it will impact the applicant and the community of persons with disabilities.
  1. Financial support applied for, obtained or promised for the same academic year should be disclosed to the committee at the interview.
  2. Two (2) character references is to be provided, at least one (1) should come from a Justice of the Peace, Minister of Religion, Teacher or Principal. The other can be supplied by any of the above not selected or anyone else.
  3. The last available performance report should accompany the application; ie CXC results, for students currently enrolled in University last performance report.
  4. Where an applicant is not given the scholarship they can apply in successive year. Clients who were disqualified can also reapply once their grade improves.


The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities in collaboration with the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities Board of Management invites applications for the Margaret Moody scholarship for persons with disabilities. Two winners will each receive scholarships amounting to One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00) covering tuition, boarding and materials.


  • Must be enrolled in a Diploma or Degree Programme
  • Must be fully registered with the JCPD
  • Must submit application on the required form that is currently available at the JCPD Office

Support can be extended to the end of the study period to awardees achieving not less than a ‘B’ average

Priority will be given to applicants pursuing a first degree and/or diploma.

Volunteerism will be an asset.

Forms can be downloaded from below OR picked up at:

 Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities

18 Ripon Road

Kingston 5

Tel: (876)-968-8373; 968-0623; 926-9374-6

Fax: (876)-906-8555