INTERNSHIP

The RMI Government has identified human resources development as one of its priorities. The Embassy provides a wonderful opportunity for Marshallese students wishing to learn more about the RMI/US relationship to work and learn through its internship program. The internship program is unpaid but the Embassy can assist in facilitating academic credit with schools. Interns will be placed at the Embassy for a period of 4-8 weeks during the summer break. 

If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to the following address:

Embassy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands

2433 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20008

Tel: (202) 234-5414

Fax: (202) 232-3236

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SCHOLARSHIP

The Marshall Islands Scholarship Grant and Loan Board (MISGLB) provides scholarship to Marshallese students who are attending accredited colleges or universities in the United States, the Pacific regions, or at other schools and programs approved by the MISGLB.  

Eligibility 

To be eligible for consideration for a scholarship grant/loan, new applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Legal RMI Citizenship 
  • High school graduate or GED Certificate 
  • Good physical, mental, and emotional health 
  • Adequate skills in reading, writing, and speaking English 
  • TOEFL Score of 500 and a high school grade point average of at least 3.0 (for freshmen) or a   college grade point average of at least 2,5 (for transfer students) 
  • Police clearance 
  • Evidence of application for a Pell Grant (for applicants bound for U.S. school)
  • Below the age of 55 
  • Field of study in a designed priority area at a school from the list of MISGLB   recommended institutions or an acceptable equivalent

Students applying for scholarship assistance must obtain admission to a college, university or technical institute designated as acceptable to the MISGLB. The MISGLB intent is to provide guidelines to help students to make appropriate choices. As a general rule, scholarship assistance will not be given to RMI resident students attending two-year colleges other than the College of the Marshall Islands, except for those offering specific technical programs that have been designated as acceptable by the Board. 

Application Materials for New Applicants 

To be eligible for consideration, new applicants must submit a complete application form for financial assistance along with following supporting documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Official, certified transcripts for high school graduates; a GED certificate or   transcripts from other postsecondary institutions attended. The minimum requirement is a grade point average (GPA) of 3.00   from high school or 2.50 from college.
  • An essay in English on the applicant’s educational goals and career plans, at least   two full pages long (double space typed).
  • Two letters of reference from people who can knowledgeable testify about the   applicant’s scholastic ability and preparation for higher education,   such as teachers, counselors, school administrators, or other   responsible adults.
  • Certified results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) taken within the past two (2) years. The minimum score required by the MISGLB is 500.
  • A copy of the letter of acceptance from the institution the applicant wishes to attend.
  • A copy of the financial aid award letter from the institution the applicant wishes to   attend, indicating the amount of aid the applicant will receive from USA Federal   Student Aid Programs (Pell Grant, SEOG, College Work Study) and other scholarship
  • A brochure or pamphlet from the institution the applicant wishes to attend, indicating   estimated educational and living costs for the academic year.

Students who are dropped from the RMI Scholarship Program because of unsatisfactory grade point average or academic progress must re-apply as new applicants and follow the application requirements as outlined above (for two consecutive school semesters). In addition, they must submit official transcripts to the Board that indicate they have taken additional college work subsequent to the work they did as RMI Scholarship students, and that they have made satisfactory progress in that work. The Board retains the right to make a decision on a case by case basis in these instances. 

Application Materials for Ongoing Scholarship Recipients

 To be eligible for grant renewal, the following need to be submitted along with a complete applications form. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • A copy of the applicant’s program of study. 
  • Official transcripts of the coursework already completed, evidencing a   cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 and successful completion of at least l2 credit hours per term (semester or quarter) in courses listed in the Board approved program of study. Students who fail to maintain an acceptable grade point average at the end of the academic year or who fail to   make acceptable progress towards their academic degree or certification   will be dropped from the program and must reapply to MISGLB if   they seek further scholarship funding. At the time they reapply, such students must meet the same eligibility requirements as new applicants, including a college grade point average of at least 2.50. 
  • Indication of continuation of study in the Board-approved field of study,   or a Board-approved change in the field of study. Students are allowed   to change majors only during the first two years of their scholarship   award, and only if the new major is in a field recognized as a priority   area by the MISGLB. 
  • A signed agreement with the Board to complete the course of study in   not more than 10 consecutive semesters (excluding summers) and to return to the Republic to serve the people in the Republic for at least   two years in the field of work the applicant studied.

Application Deadlines 

  • The deadline is May 1 for all applications for study for the academic   year at institutions in the U.S.A., Hawaii, Guam, Marshall Islands, and   elsewhere in Micronesia.
  • The deadline is April 1 for all applications for study for the summer   semester at institutions in the U.S.A., Hawaii, Guam, the Marshall Islands,   and elsewhere in the Micronesia
  • The deadline is December 15 for all applications for study for the academic   year at the University of South Pacific and institutions in Australia   and New Zealand. Late applications will not be considered. 

Please click on the links listed below to print out the RMI scholarship application and program policies and procedures.  

Any questions should be directed to the Director of the Marshall Islands Scholarship Grant and Loan Board.

P.O. Box 1436 

Majuro, Marshall Islands MH 96960 

Telephone: (692) 625-5770/3I08 

Fax: (692) 625-7325 

Website: www.rmischolarship.net

 

(Source: The above script is from the Marshall Islands Scholarship Grant and Loan Board Program Policies and Procedures, as revised April 2002.)