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The Community Engagement Programme

Application Opens

June 1st, 2021

Application Deadline

July 16th, 2021

Application Reviews

July 17th – July 31st, 2021

Recipients Announcement

August 12th, 2021

About The Community Engagement Programme – UCCI Scholarship


The Community Engagement Programme (CEP) at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) is a comprehensive need-based scholarship and retention programme for first-generation college students studying in the Cayman Islands who demonstrate the potential for sustainable leadership, community awareness, and involvement. The programme serves students by providing funding for college along with a wide range of support to the CEP Scholars as they pursue higher education. The programme was established in May 2021 thanks to the initial funding of Tom & Beverley Simpson, the university is seeking additional sponsors to continue to expand the programme each year.

Benefits of CEP

In addition to substantial financial support, each cohort of CEP students forms a learning community. CEP scholars receive up to CI$2,500 per year to support tuition, books, fees and other related educational needs and can be renewed annually. The programme includes a co-curricular experience with an emphasis on leadership development and community service. CEP students have access to comprehensive retention services, including tutoring, mentoring and academic enrichment. These students also have opportunities to explore and enhance career success by networking and engaging with community leaders.

CEP students at UCCI partner with local public schools to promote the value of and progression into higher education. Collectively, each CEP cohort will design and lead a community service project to “give back” to the Cayman Islands community. CEP students also visit the local high schools to speak with students about setting their higher education goals while in high school. They also conduct UCCI campus tours with the high school students.

In addition, as part of required practicum work, UCCI graduate students in the Education/Teaching Programme would offer supervisory support for the CEP programme.

Testimonial by Shaneil Brown AS – Sciences

Eligible Programmes


Associate Programmes at UCCI offer a variety of topics for students to learn and engage in undergraduate study. (Duration: 2 years, full-time)

Associate of Science (AS)

  • Computer Science
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Technology

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Accounting
  • Hospitality Management

Associate of Arts (AA)

  • Business Administration
  • Literary Studies
  • Primary Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work


Bachelor Programmes at UCCI offer a variety of topics for students to learn and engage in undergraduate study.
(Duration: 2-4 years, full-time)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

  • Nursing
  • Computer Science
  • Primary Education
  • Business Administration ( with 1 mandatory concentration & elect to take up to 2 minors)
    • Concentration: Accounting
    • Concentration: Management
      • Minor: Human Resource Management
      • Minor: Accounting
      • Minor: Marketing
      • Minor: Economics
      • Minor: Finance
  • Social Sciences (with 2 mandatory concentrations)
  • Concentration: Human Resource Management
  • Concentration: Applied Psychology
  • Concentration: Applied Sociology
  • Concentration: Public Service Management
  • Concentration: Tourism Management


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Primary Education


  • General Business
  • Computer Technician
  • Electro-Technology
  • IMI Auto-Mechanics
  • Social Work



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