Dart Scholar applications are now submitted online

For students, January through April is the busiest part of the school year as they deal with a flurry of exams, homework, studying and extracurricular activities. 

Filling out forms, photocopying and scanning documents and making requests for references might seem like too much to add to their regular schoolwork, but that is what is required if students want to apply for the honour of being the next Dart Scholar.

Existing Dart Scholars know the investment of time was worth it, but this year’s applicants will have a slightly easier experience. For the first time, Dart Scholar has an online application process for both the high school and university scholarships.

The new application procedure maintains applicants' anonymity throughout the selection process, just as in the past. However, it also brings with it improved efficiencies for the applicants as well as Dart’s Senior Manager Education Programmes Glenda McTaggart, who collates, reviews and processes every high school and university scholarship application.

“We are delighted to move our application process to an online platform," says McTaggart. "It’s in keeping with our focus on STEM, particularly technology, and it will certainly go a long way to making the whole process more efficient for everyone involved.”

Applicants for the 2020 scholarships will use an online portal to complete their application form and upload all necessary documents. After they click "submit," they will receive an automated message confirming that their application has been received.

To apply, visit dartscholar.ky, which has information about who is eligible to be a Dart Scholar, what the scholarship includes and what documentation is required. Those eligible can then click through on the website to the application form, which will prompt applicants to set up an account with Apply. They can then complete the form, upload all the required documents — such as report cards, proof of being Caymanian and references — and hit submit. 

The deadline to submit an application for the Dart Scholar High School Scholarship is 8 April 2020. The application deadline for the William A. Dart Memorial University Scholarship is 15 May 2020.