Chubb Foundation names scholarship recipients

  • Scholarship recipients: pictured, from left, are Karina Forth and Nathanael Fubler (Photograph supplied)

    Scholarship recipients: pictured, from left, are Karina Forth and Nathanael Fubler (Photograph supplied)

Karina Forth, a recent graduate of the Bermuda High School for Girls, is the 2018 Robert Clements Scholar, the Chubb Charitable Foundation-Bermuda announced today.

And Nathanael Fubler is the 2018 Bermuda College Education Award recipient.

Karina is entering her freshman year this fall at the University of Western Ontario, where she will be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

During her time at Bermuda High School, Karina received many academic awards, specifically honoured for her achievements in maths, and was recognised as the 2017 CAS Award recipient for her passion and commitment towards Community Service.

In addition to her academic accomplishments, Karina has been a devoted dancer at United Dance Productions, where she has studied the disciplines of modern, tap, ballet, jazz and hip-hop. In recognition of her dedication, hard work and perseverance, Karina received the Outstanding Teen Award for the Performing Arts in 2018.

Karina’s community service accomplishments include peer mentoring of Year 5 students at Northland’s primary school and assisting at BHS’s Autism Playgroup, where her aim was to help improve the communication skills in autistic children.

“Karina has been described as ‘passionate’, ‘committed’ and ‘exceptional’, and the Scholarship Selection Committee agreed!” said Lori Dunstan, chairman, Chubb Charitable Foundation-Bermuda. “She impressed the committee with her academic strength and her dedication to her art, both of which she balances at the highest level.”

Over the past 22 years the Chubb Charitable Foundation-Bermuda, through the Robert Clements Scholarship and other discretionary awards, has invested in excess of $2.7 million in support of 28 Bermudians to help them prepare for professional careers in Bermuda’s insurance industry.

The fully-funded four-year scholarship is open to Bermudians studying for an undergraduate or graduate degree in insurance, risk management, actuarial science or other disciplines related to the insurance industry including accounting, law, and economics.

Recipients must be willing to return to Bermuda on completion of their studies to pursue a career in the insurance industry.

Nathanael Fubler, a recent honours graduate, has been selected as the 2018 Bermuda College Education Award recipient. Nathanael will be starting a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science this fall at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Nathanael has proven to be an exemplary student, consistently achieving honours throughout his time in secondary school. Prior to studying at Bermuda College, Nathanael attended CedarBridge Academy where, as an accelerated student, he completed four IGCSE’s and graduated one year early. In 2017, Nathanael was also named on the Bermuda College vice-president’s list.

In addition to his academic achievements, Nathanael’s extracurricular activities include volunteering with Field Service Ministry and providing tutoring services to young children. He has also participated as a member of the Bermuda Youth Orchestra and CedarBridge Concert Band until graduating in 2016. Nathanael believes his experiences as a musician has helped develop his craft as both an artist and performer.

Samantha Froud, chief administration officer, of Chubb Bermuda, and a member of the Bermuda College Education Award selection committee, said: “Nathanael encompasses all the qualities we look for in a candidate. His work ethic, commitment to his community and desire to succeed demonstrate his worthiness of this award. We are delighted to support his academic endeavours and wish him all the best in the future.”

The Bermuda College Education Award provides $15,000 a year for two years to the successful Bermuda College graduate to assist them with the continuation of their undergraduate studies overseas. Since inception, the Chubb Charitable Foundation-Bermuda, has invested in excess of $300,000 in financial support of 14 Bermudians to help them prepare them for a successful career.

The Bermuda College Education Award was launched in 2008 as one component of partnership formed between Chubb and the Bermuda College. The goal of the partnership is to expose students to a business environment and prepare them for a successful career by helping them understand the connection between their studies and the workplace. This is achieved through several initiatives such as mentoring, networking events, and employment opportunities.

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Published Jul 2, 2018 at 12:32 pm (Updated Jul 2, 2018 at 12:32 pm)

Chubb Foundation names scholarship recipients

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