The Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholars Program is a unique year-long study and work experience program for motivated graduating high school students between the ages of 15-18 who are interested in learning more about the environment, conservation and sustainable systems as they transition from high school to university studies.
Since the program's inception thirty-eight BESS Scholars from schools throughout the country have participated in the program on scholarship.The BESS Program is administered in collaboration with BREEF.
What does the program entail?
A 100-day semester at the Island School in Cape Eleuthera.
- A 4-month paid internship at BREEF or another environmental conservation organization such as The Bahamas National Trust or Friends of the Environment.
Learn more about national/global issues in sustainable development
Become part of conservation efforts in The Bahamas
Participate in field research
Develop your water skills (swim, snorkel, SCUBA)
Training in First Aid & CPR
Enhance your computer & public speaking skills
Network with scientists and other professionals in the field
Study marine ecology
Prepare for college
Connect with the environment around you
15-18 yrs old
2.50 Minimum GPA
Bahamian citizen or eligible for Bahamian citizenship
Demonstrate an interest in the environment and environmental sustainability