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45 Government scholarships and loans handed out for 2011

Education Minister Dame Jennifer Smith handed out 45 Government scholarships, awards and loans at an event last week.

The presentations were made to the students at Camden, the Premier’s official residence, on Thursday.

Dame Jennifer said: “Every year the Ministry of Education receives dozens of applications seeking assistance with continued education. And while we would love to be able to assist every applicant, the reality is that we have finite financial resources.

“To those who made the grade, we are delighted that we can provide you with a monetary boost in these tough economic times. Today we are here to recognise the outstanding recipients of the Bermuda Government Scholarships, the Further Education Awards, the Interest-free Student Loans and the Mature Student Awards.”

She added: “Each of you here today represents an investment of this Government. We understand that the studies you will undertake over the next few years will serve this country well when you return home.”

She said the Bermuda Government Scholars should feel especially honoured.

“To be your country’s scholar, a Bermuda Government Scholar, is something that you should cherish and place on your resumè. That title suggests that you are among the best that your country, Bermuda, has to offer.”

This year’s Government scholars are:

n Bermuda High School graduate Madeleine Fox, daughter of Mr and Mrs Ian Fox, of St. George’s. She is going to the University of California, Berkeley, to do a bachelor’s degree in psychology and law.

n BHS graduate Riann Ming, daughter of Mr and Mrs Michael Ming, of Smith’s. She is going to the University of North Carolina to do a bachelor’s degree in human biology.

n Warwick Academy graduate Naeemah Fubler, daughter of Mr and Mrs Glenn Fubler, of Smith’s. She is studying for a bachelor’s degree in commerce at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.

n Berkeley Institute graduate Assata Wedderburn, daughter of Mr and Mrs Livingston Wedderburn, of Warwick. She is going to study for a bachelor’s degree in business administration at York University, Toronto.

n Mount Saint Agnes Academy graduate Jennifer Chisnall, daughter of Mr and Mrs Paul Chisnall, of Smith’s. She is going to study for a bachelor’s degree in childhood and social institutions at King’s University College, London, Ontario, Canada.

n Berkeley Institute graduate Marshall Stoneham, son of Loudwina Stoneham, of Southampton, and Westmore Stoneham. He is going to study a bachelor’s degree in architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston.

n BHS graduate Carolita Joseph, daughter of Dwayne Joseph, of Pembroke. She is studying for a bachelor’s degree in accounting and insurance at Pennsylvania State University.

Dame Jennifer also presented the 2011 Minister’s Scholarship, given to a student who has demonstrated exceptional acumen in their studies, their extra-curricular activities and their level of community service, to Kejon Sampson.

The Dandy Town Football Club player is part of the Bermuda National Football programme, a bowler, drummer and composer.

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Published August 22, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated August 22, 2011 at 10:15 am)

45 Government scholarships and loans handed out for 2011

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