About Us

OUR BEGINNINGS

When the late Professor George Maxwell Richards, T.C., UWI Pro Vice-Chancellor (1980-1985) and Principal of the St. Augustine Campus (1985-1996), and the late Sir Alister McIntyre, UWI Vice Chancellor (1988-1998) first conceived of an endowment fund for students, they wanted to offer financial support to those deserving bright minds who were unable to fund their tertiary education dreams on their own.

Sir Alister McIntyre

Prof George Maxwell Richards, TC

Together with other like-minded individuals who also shared their passion for the University, they designed the UWI Development and Endowment Fund.

OUR PURPOSE

  1. Providing scholarships at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels to promote academic excellence, alleviate financial hardships of deserving students, and facilitate student interchange between UWI Campuses
  2. Funding research in selected areas
  3. Providing endowment for chairs and lecture-ship in key disciplines
  4. Funding capital projects

OUR DIRECTORS

The UWIDEF is managed by a committee that comprises representatives of the business community, members of the UWI Alumni, and key university personnel.

Meet our team

OUR PERFORMANCE

The UWI DEF is considered one of the major contributors of financial assistance to students at the St Augustine Campus.

Review our Fund’s status

IMPACT TO DATE

4,035
Bursaries disbursed to students

Over

$21 M
Contributed to tertiary education
67

Scholarships disbursed to students

$1 M

Contributed annually


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