Own Bahamas 2017 Winners

June 14, 2017

NASSAU, Bahamas (June 14th, 2017) – The IL Cares Foundation is excited to announce the winners of the 2017 OWN Bahamas Entrepreneurship Program.

OWN Bahamas Entrepreneurship Program

On March 9th, OWN Bahamas opened applications to Bahamians for its 3rd annual entrepreneurship competition. This competition offers Bahamians with an opportunity to submit their business ideas within new or existing industries. Once the winners are selected, the entrepreneurship program provides recipients with financial support, mentorship, and the necessary business knowledge that will enable them to manage a successful business.

The program is open to all legal and eligible Bahamian citizens. The applicants are required to provide a brief bio and business plan that includes an outline of their goals and aspirations. The OWN Bahamas selection committee then reviews all applications and selects the final candidates to receive the grant awards.


Island Luck launches $1M scholarship fund at COB

May 5, 2016

The Island Luck Cares Foundation launched a scholarship fund program worth $1 million for eligible Bahamian college or high school students yesterday at The College of The Bahamas’ (COB) Harry C. Moore Library.

At the launch, COB, in partnership with OWN Bahamas, Island Luck’s business-starter funding program, also publicly recognized seven winners from the OWN Bahamas Entrepreneurship Program.

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$600,000 College Link With Island Luck

May 4, 2016

HIGH SCHOOL and college students will benefit from a $600,000 partnership between the College of the Bahamas and the Island Luck Cares Foundation announced last night.

The Foundation’s initiative aims to help high school and college students further their education at certified institutions in the Bahamas or the United States. Scholarships worth a total of $500,000 will be offered for COB students with a further $100,000 going to high school pupils.

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IL Cares announces OWN Bahamas 2016 Winners

May 3, 2016

NASSAU, Bahamas – The IL Cares Foundation announces the winners of their OWN Bahamas Entrepreneurship Program as well as the Scholarship Fund Program which will launch today for eligible Bahamian students in both high school and college.

OWN Bahamas launched their 2nd annual entrepreneurship program on January 28th, 2016 offering opportunities to Bahamians who have new and exciting ideas within existing or new industries. Our mission is to assist these individuals with financial support, mentorship, and business education that will allow them to run a successful business. (more…)

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