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Posted by samanthajtaylor on February 9, 2014 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

In order to help cut the costs for FCSA we have some fundraisers planned:

Feb. 23---CaribSA cooks

Feb.25 7-9PM---Yogurtlology

March 21--Caribbean Spice Patties

March 25---Zaxby's

April 9---Yogurtology

FCSA Updates

Posted by samanthajtaylor on February 9, 2014 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Photo Challenge: Take photos and hashtag #fcsavibes

FCSA Things I love: 5pts per post; 10pts max per week

Hotel Found: $99 per night in Mirmar, FL (20 mintues from North Miami Dade)

Cost: $85

Deadline: Feb. 28th, 2013

Contact FCSA Director Nikkita for more information about the event, costs, prices, and any questions you may have,

Love is in the Air

Posted by samanthajtaylor on February 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Here's a scholarship geared towards Valentine's Day:

1.Send an older Adult a Handmade Valentine's Day card.

2. Include 3 facts about youself & of course wishing the person a Happy Valentine's Day.

3. Upload a picture of your self with the cards.

4. Mail them to the closest Meals on Wheels location: Aging True Meals on Wheels-- 4250 Lakeside Drive #116 Jacksonville FL 32210

 Mailing in one card gives you the chance to win a $4,000 scholarship!

Contact our Academic Director, Jourdan, for more info.

Get Involved with CaribSA

Posted by samanthajtaylor on January 26, 2014 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Join our Flag Football Team!

Starts Tuesdays 1-28-14

Contact our Athletic Director, Jyn

Join our Street Team and Promo Team

Help us table, hand out flyers, and promote for all things CaribSA

Contact our Assistant Public Relations, Chante

Scholarships for the Spring Semester

Posted by samanthajtaylor on January 26, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

They are all geared towards Caribbean Students!

Contact Jourdan our Academic Director  for more information!

Latin American-Caribbean (LAC) Scholarship: https:/


To qualify, UF students must be awarded a non-duty scholarship of a minimum of $500 per semester paid from either state or federal funds. Students must be full-time and in good academic standing. Graduate or research assistantships are not considered scholarships for this purpose.

To receive the LAC Scholarship status, the qualified student must obtain a memo from the college at the start of each semester, indicating the amount of the scholarship and the semester for which it is awarded. This letter must be presented to the International Center for processing of the application for residency status for tuition purposes under Florida Statutes 1009.21.

Citizens from the following countries are eligible:

Caribbean: Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands.

Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama.

South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela.

North America: Mexico



HSF/AT&T Foundation Scholarship:


The HSF/AT&T Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to assist Hispanic dependents of AT&T employees attending two-year or four-year colleges obtain an undergraduate degree. The award amount is $1,500 for two-year colleges, $2,500 for four-year colleges, and $2,000 for one-time honorarium to attend a military academy. This program is a merit based program, not need based.


Eligibility Requirements:

Be of Hispanic heritage

Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Be 26 years or younger as of February 14, 2014

Must enter the coupon code 14ATT on the first page of the application

Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Must be a high school senior or graduate who plans to enroll and does enroll FULL-TIME in an undergraduate degree seeking program at a four year U.S. accredited institution or a two year community college during the 2014-2015 academic year

Must be a dependent of a regular full-time, actively employed employee of AT&T Inc., or its U.S. subsidiaries, who has a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of February 14, 2014. For purposes of this scholarship program, the term dependent is defined according to the same definition of dependent within the company-sponsored medical plan for which the employee parent is eligible, but does not include spouses or legally recognized partners.

Dependents of senior managers and officers (levels 5 and above) are NOT eligible.

U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in 2014. DACA applicants must submit household income information.



The Caribbean Internship Programme:


The Caribbean Internship Project (CIP) provides students and graduates of tertiary institutions in the Caribbean with a unique opportunity to:

These young adults have the chance to gain valuable experience, exposure and leadership opportunities working in early childhood development (ECD) and family support programmes, while also earning course credits. Interns can add this experience to their resume, and include CIP references when applying for jobs.

Over the years, intern contributions have proved to be very valuable. The CIP began in 2004 as a partnership between the Centre for Population Community and Social Change (CPCSC) at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, Jamaica, and the Caribbean Child Support Initiative (CCSI), which is now the Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children (FDCC).


Interns are assigned to a specific FDCC programme or child-focused partner agency and social development/services Ministries in the Caribbean, and this programme or agency/ministry is host to the intern throughout their assignment.


Intern Criteria

Students must be:

In their final year of a degree programme

Recently graduated from an undergraduate programme

Currently on a Masters programme

Or a graduate of a Masters programme

Interns can be from various disciplines including Media, Education, Arts, Behavioural Sciences and any other discipline that meets FDCC programme or partner agency needs. Selection also takes into account the university’s needs and the student’s own needs. Interns must demonstrate:

Maturity and independence

Sense of adventure

Sensitivity to diverse settings and cultures

Ability to adapt to rural settings and/or unstructured work settings

Ability to adapt to unfamiliar living and working conditions

Punctuality and ability to set personal learning objectives

Ability to utilise theories and professional techniques when working with FDCC and partner agency staff and clients

Sense of commitment to tasks allocated and any established protocols

Receptivity to personal and performance assessments

Ability to establish professional relationships only with FDCC and partner agency staff and clients, and adopt any required professional dress code



Travel to an Eastern Caribbean island

Work with the FDCC or other university-approved partner agency for 2-3 months or longer

Earn a stipend for living expenses (NOT a salary)

Set their own clear learning objectives

Contribute their skills to development and research efforts

Collect data for their own thesis or dissertation while also making a useful contribution to the FDCC or partner agency






FTS is just around the corner!

Posted by samanthajtaylor on December 28, 2013 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The UF Caribbean Student Association in co-sponsorship with the Gamma Omicron Chapter of Iota Phi Theta Inc., the UF Black Student Union, the UF Hispanic Student Association, the UF Jamaican-American Student Association, Club Creole and the ELITE Group presents the 2014 Fashion Talent Showcase "SURVIVOR: CLASH OF THE ISLANDS."

This is the 11th Annual Fashion Talent Showcase so you know it will be EPIC this year! Don't miss out, FTS will take place on January 11, 2014 in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.



**Photos will be taken before the show so don't be late and miss out**




Posted by samanthajtaylor on October 10, 2013 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are some scholarships you can apply for! Good Luck!


Name: Gerald L. Zachariah Memorial Fund

Criteria: Student in CALS

Application Information: Contact the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Deadline: February 14, 2014

Amount: $1,000



Name: O. Ruth McQuown Scholarship Fund

Criteria: The McQuown awards will be made on a competitive basis to students in the fields of Humanities (e.g., Classics, English, History, Philosophy, Religion, and Languages), Social Sciences (e.g., Anthropology, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology), Individual Interdisciplinary Studies (that include social sciences or humanities), and Women’s Studies.

Application Information:

Deadline: March 30, 2014

Amount: $500-$3000



Name: Lockheed Martin Student Support Program Fund

Criteria: Student in COE

Application Information: Contact Engineering Student Services in the College of Engineering.

Deadline: N/A

Amount: $1000



Intramurals Start Soon!

Posted by samanthajtaylor on October 7, 2013 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Starting October 21st, CaribSA will be participating in Dodgeball intramurals. This will continue on every Monday or Thursday ( 2 games each day) until November 6th. If you are interested, contact our Athletic Director, Jyneara!