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Combermere Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Clara Lionel Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist a final year student of Combermere School in Bridgetown, Barbados with their education in college or vocational-technical school program.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Combermere Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a native citizen* of Barbados.
  • Be completing their final year of upper secondary school at Combermere School in Bridgetown, Barbados.
  • Accepted into a full-time undergraduate study at any accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school (or equivalent) for the entire upcoming academic year.**
  • Be eligible to receive funding per the Office of Foreign Assets Control.

No employee or consultant of the Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) or Roc Nation, LLC, or any family member of such employee or consultant, is eligible to apply. No officer or director of the CLF, member of the Selection Committee, employee, consultant or family member of any officer, director, or member of the Selection Committee, is eligible to apply.

*Applicants must have been born in Barbados. Documentation in the form of a birth certificate will be required for finalists.

**A college acceptance letter will be required as part of the application.

Award Information:

  • The award will be up to 85% of the selected student’s tuition and fees.
  • The award may be used for tuition and fees only.
  • The award may be renewed for up to three additional years or until the student earns a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continuation of the scholarship program by Clara Lionel Foundation.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified by early August.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Clara Lionel Foundation. Payments are made in two equal installments in September and December and are issued in U.S. currency.


The recipient is expected to maintain communication with representatives of the Clara Lionel Foundation throughout the term of the scholarship. They are also required to notify Scholarship America of any changes in address, school enrollment, or other relevant information, and to send a complete official transcript when requested.

Selection of Finalists and Recipient

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • Essay responses
  • An online recommendation

Financial need is not considered.

Scholarship America will select 15 finalists for further consideration by Clara Lionel Foundation. All finalists will be contacted to supply their birth certificate to Scholarship America to verify nationality. Applicants must have been born in Barbados.

Clara Lionel Foundation will select the scholarship recipient. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • Formal acceptance letter to an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school (or equivalent) for the entire upcoming academic year.

Also as part of your application, the online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf by 3:00 p.m.
Central Time on July 22, 2020.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Student Hub.

Clara Lionel Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!