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From left, Chloe Morton, award recipient, Sean Smatt, chairman UWC Bermuda, Zayna Foggo, head of selections, UWC Bermuda (Photograph supplied)

A Berkeley Institute student has been awarded a bursary for a two-year International Baccalaureate programme in India.

Chloe Morton will study at the United World Colleges Mahindra College, charity UWC Bermuda National Committee announced.

Ms Morton said: “It was mind blowing to be selected. I’m so excited to have this once in a lifetime experience in India. I wanted to find something different, a change, and I found it.

“With this, I will be able to see the world in a different way, a whole new light. It’s exciting, but I’m nervous at the same time. I know this is going to change my life.”

Zayna Foggo, head of selections for the UWC Bermuda National Committee added: “Chloe demonstrated strong academic ability, a genuine commitment to her community and reflects core UWC ideals.

“We are excited to see students of Chloe’s calibre applying for this exceptional programme and are pleased to offer her what will undoubtedly be a life-changing experience in India. We know she will represent herself and Bermuda well.”

Chloe Morton (Photograph supplied)

Students selected by the UWC Bermuda National Committee are offered the opportunity to complete a two-year IB curriculum at one of 18 UWC locations including Norway, India, Costa Rica, Wales, The Netherlands and Singapore.

Successful applicants are given financial support based on need.

Sean Smatt, chairman of the Bermuda National Committee, said: “I would like to add my sincere congratulations to Chloe on her achievement.

“A UWC education is like nothing else currently available to Bermudian students. It represents an amazing opportunity to explore the world and the cultures within it, while following a challenging IB academic curriculum.

“Additionally, the UWC movement is partnered with a variety of scholarship programmes to help fund university education. It really is an exceptional opportunity for Bermudian students.”

Eligible students are encouraged to learn about the UWC movement and the application process at www.bm.uwc.org and may contact the UWC Bermuda National Committee at info@bm.uwc.org

Student scholarships and bursaries granted by the UWC Bermuda National Committee are funded by local donors. If you would like to contribute to this worthy cause, please contact us on info@bm.uwc.org.

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Published July 12, 2022 at 7:42 am (Updated July 12, 2022 at 7:32 am)

Berkeley student awarded bursary to study in India

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