Welcome to the opportunity of a lifetime courtesy Republic Bank Next Steps.

Republic Bank is offering a total of 12 scholarships this year to teens who want to make it in fashion, film, music or dance. That’s $180,000 in scholarships up for grabs.

Each scholarship is worth $15,000. Yeah, you read that right — $15,000.

Three scholarships will be awarded for each category, so you’re looking at three winners for fashion, three for dance, three for music and three for film.

Of that amount you get some cash in hand for travel and miscellaneous spending but most of it pays for your tuition.

Make no mistake about it, these scholarships are designed to expose you to top-notch talent who can teach you how to make it in creative work.

So what’s the catch?


Make a really cool video.

In four minutes or less show us what you can do. Four whole minutes to showcase your talent in film, fashion, music or dance.

Once you’ve uploaded your video to YouTube, send us the link via direct message on the RS Teen Facebook page.

Think you got skills in more than one category?

Then decide on the one you’re most passionate about because you only get to submit one video in one category.

But come good.

Before you hit upload picture yourself slipping out of your seat in that Queen’s Hall auditorium on April 28 when we announce your name as one of our winners, strutting your creative self down to the stage, lights on you, one step closer to your dream.

Of course it could be you.

But you have to give us your best stuff in four minutes or less.

Go get it, guys. It’s yours for the taking.



Republic Bank Next Steps Award Programme

Show us what you’ve got! Each video you submit must showcase your talent. You must also tell us about your video presentation, what your career plans are and why you believe you should be awarded a scholarship.

Competition Duration

April 1 to April 24, 2016 at 12.00 p.m.

Finalists will be invited to attend the Republic Bank Decibel Entertainment Conference held at Queen’s Hall, St. Ann’s on Thursday April 28 where the winners will be announced.

What We’re Looking For

  • Technical execution like editing, pacing, audio and image quality etc
  • Artistic vision
  • Originality

How to Enter

  • To enter you must be between the ages of 13-19 years
  • Submit one video in the category you wish to enter (film, fashion, music or dance)
  • Maximum of one video per contestant
  • Upload your video to YouTube
  • Send video link via direct message to RS Teen Facebook page
  • Your video must be no more than 4 minutes and must focus on the genre of choice i.e. film, fashion, music or dance
  • Include your name, age, contact number and give us a brief summary of your presentation.
  • Remember to include a title for your video

How to Submit

  • Upload your video to YouTube
  • Send your uploaded YouTube video link via direct message to the RS Teen Facebook page

Scholarship Details

A total of 12 scholarships will be awarded valued at TT$15,000 each; three scholarship per genre. The scholarship encompasses a six-week workshop to be hosted from July 4 to August 12, 2016. These workshops will be facilitated by:

  • Fashion – Meiling Inc.
  • Dance – Noble Douglas Dance Company Inc
  • Music – Bernadette Scott
  • Film – Montage Production

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