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Nov 15, 2000

Japan-IDB offers post graduate scholarship

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If you’re a Belizean citizen interested in pursuing post graduate studies for the 2001 academic year, here’s your opportunity. The Interamerican Development Bank has joined forces with the Japan-IDB scholarship programme to offer the award. IDB’s public relations manager William Neal, says the award is open to any qualified Belizean.

Williams Neal, Public Relations Manager, IDB, Belize

“The Interamerican Development Bank believes that people should not be left behind in the development process. As a result this scholarship programme, which is one of three programmes that the bank runs. It’s really aimed at developing people in different developmental study areas.”

“To qualify, you have to be a citizen of any of the borrowing countries of the bank, be under thirty-five years old, completed your bachelor’s degree and of course be accepted into a master’s programme.”

“We have the southern hemisphere programme, which is for university in the south. We also have the northern hemisphere and also there’s one to study in Japan. So far there’s only been on person who has gone to Japan and successfully completed his studies, William Usher, who studied agriculture, one of the related fields.”

The scholarship is also available in the arts, natural sciences, business, education and engineering. Application forms are obtainable from IDB’s offices at Marina Towers on Newtown Barracks in Belize City. The closing date is January twelfth of next year.

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