Butterfield Bank scholarships awarded
University students got a cash boost from a bank to help them finish their studies.
Tierrai Tull and Isaiah Wales, two Bermudian students, were given $25,000 a year for the rest of their undergraduate degrees by Butterfield Bank.
They were among six students from across the global Butterfield business empire to win scholarships.
Andrew Burns, the head of human resources at Butterfield, said: “Congratulations to Tierrai and Isaiah, and all our well-deserving scholars.
“We wish them the best and look forward to following their achievements.”
Ms Tull, who is studying international relations at the University of Toronto, was awarded the Sir Harry D Butterfield undergraduate scholarship, named after a late chairman of the bank.
She is a member of the Bermuda Junior Economic Advisory Committee and a co-founder of Bermuda Youth Connect, an organisation set up to connect young Bermudians with the country’s leaders.
Ms Tull said she hoped to use her social and educational skills to strengthen Bermuda’s culture and economy in the future.
Mr Wales also received $25,000 a year through the Butterfield Undergraduate Scholarship for employees’ children in the Atlantic region, one of three regional scholarships for the children of Butterfield employees.
Mr Wales, studying sociology at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, received the award for his athleticism and “charismatic and highly motivated” personality.
He has played on the university’s basketball and football varsity teams and completed the Duke of Edinburgh Award at bronze and silver levels.
Butterfield’s scholarship programme offers six scholarships a year to students in the ten locations around the world where the firm has offices.
Each scholarship can be renewed for up to four years, depending on the recipients’ grades, community involvement and financial need.
Ramon Russell, from The Bahamas, won the $25,000 Butterfield undergraduate scholarship for employees’ children for the Caribbean.
He is studying for a medical degree at the University of the West Indies.
Javon Lewinson, from the Cayman Islands, won $30,000 through the Butterfield undergraduate scholarship.
Mr Lewinson is studying for a degree in medicine at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica.
Caitlin Torode, from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, won the Butterfield undergraduate scholarship for employees’ children for Europe.
She is studying sports and exercise science at the University of Surrey in the UK.
Noralesha Martin, also from the Bahamas, won $25,000 from the Butterfield postgraduate scholarship fund.
The postgraduate scholarship is open to students from places where Butterfield has a presence and whose studies are focused on the protection of island environments.
Mr Burns said: “Our scholarship programme is something we are proud of and, together with our graduate trainee programme and summer internships, we hope to empower young people to pursue their career aspirations in the financial services industry and beyond.
“Butterfield has been investing in education for the last 43 years, starting in Bermuda and expanding across all the communities we call home.
“In the last four years, we have given more than $2 million and remain committed to doing our part going forwards.”
Applications for the 2022 Scholarship Programme will open in December.
• For more information on scholarship application, visit www.butterfieldgroup.com.