**The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA)**, in collaboration with **FirstCaribbean International Bank**, is offering a scholarship to a CARICOM citizen for a course of study, research or training in Disaster Management.

The Scholarship will be given in the form of an educational grant of up to US$5000 per year for a maximum of three years.


Applicants must be between the ages of eighteen (18) and thirty five (35) years and registered in a tertiary institution, pursuing a training programme in disaster management or undertaking research in a disaster management area.


Persons applying for the award must:

(a) Have been accepted to pursue a course of study in a tertiary institution;

(b) Show evidence of good academic performance;

(c) Demonstrate financial need;

(d) Provide proof of registration for a disaster management course

Special consideration will be given to areas of research and study which are considered by the Selection Committee to be of high priority to the development of disaster management policy and application.

Application forms can be obtained from CDERA or any branch of FirstCaribbean International Bank, and must reach CDERA no later than June 31, 2006.