Medical students land scholarships
Three Bermudian medical students have been selected for scholarships by the Bermuda Health Foundation.
Chioma Nwasike, Jennifer Ross and Amber White were picked out as this year’s recipients by the Foundation, which has awarded more than $450,000 over the past 15 years.
The Foundation is headed up by brothers Philip Butterfield, Ewart Brown and Vincent Hollinsid and their cousin, Charles Brown.
The Foundation provided the following information on the three recipients:
Chioma Nwasike — a student at Howard University was inspired to study medicine by her grandfather, Dr. Betram Ross and her aunt, Dr. Fiona Ross. A graduate of the Berkeley Institute, Chioma intends to qualify as an Emergency Room physician by the time she completes her training. Chioma began her university studies at Dalhousie University transferring to Howard University in 2016 where she remains an outstanding student. In addition to excelling academically, Chioma has volunteered at various community organisations in the Washington D.C. area.
Jennifer Ross — a student nurse at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, Jennifer is scheduled to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with a minor in Psychology. Jennifer was also inspired to enter the medical field by her grandfather, Dr. Betram Ross and her aunt, Dr. Fiona Ross. Jennifer graduated from Bermuda College and then Dalhousie University where she completed at degree in Biology. While medical school hasn’t been ruled out for Jennifer, she plans to first embark on a nursing career specialising in Neonatal nursing. She has performed superbly, earning A- grades and higher for the past two semesters which has earned her an invitation into the National Society for Collegiate scholars.
Amber A. White — a second year dental student at Dalhousie University, Amber completed her first degree at Dalhousie with a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Biology in 2015. Amber was inspired to study dentistry by her own dentist, Dr. Rhonda James who provided her with excellent dental care when she was primary school student. Additionally she has work-shadowed at the Hamilton Dental Clinic for the past four summers. In addition to her studies, Amber also volunteers for various charities both in Bermuda and in Halifax.