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Basic Requirements for Eligibility

1) Years of Membership

Candidates must be members of the Credit Union, specifically the C.A.R.E.S Programme for at least one (1) year or 12 months prior to making the application.

2) Minimum Account Balance

Candidates must have the minimum account balance by the deadline date for applications as outlined below:

Level of Scholarship


Common Entrance/11+ 







Special Needs (Differently-able)

Minimum Account Balance ($BDS)










3) Application Form

All candidates must complete in full the official C.O.B C.A.R.E.S Maxine McClean Scholarship & Awards Programme application form issued by the C.O.B Credit Union.

4) Essay

Students at the Tertiary level ONLY will be required to complete an essay entitled “The Importance of the Co-operative Movement in Barbados.” This essay should be no less than five hundred (500) words.
For more information on C.A.R.E.S criteria for awards, please see PDF below: