Next Steps Program 2017


We’re back at it again, with an opportunity you wouldn’t want to miss out on!

Republic Bank is offering 12 scholarships to people between the ages of 15 – 21, who want to make it in the fashion, film, singing or dance industries.

Each scholarship is worth $15,000…that’s a total of $180,000 in scholarships up for grabs!

The persons displaying the best talent and skill will win the prize! We’re looking for three scholarships for each category.

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 these creative fields.

So at this point you must be asking yourself “How do I enter the Next Step Competition?”


Make a video that is LIT!

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

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

June 13 – July 2 at 10.00 p.m.

Friday 7th July, finalists will be announced on the RS Teen page.

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 15 – 21 years
  • Submit one video in the category you wish to enter (film, fashion, singing 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, singing 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 five-week workshop to be hosted from July 17 to August 14, 2017. These workshops will be facilitated by:

  • Fashion – Meiling Inc
  • Dance – La Shaun Prescott
  • Singing – Bernadette Scott
  • Film – Montage Production

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