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Trainee architect Danielle Foote wins government bursary award

Award winner: Danielle Foote, left, receives her Government Bursary Award from Derrick Binns, Head of the Public Service (Photograph supplied)

A government awards scheme for high-flying students has gone to an architect training for a career in public service.

Danielle Foote, who is enrolled on a bachelor’s degree programme in architecture at the Savannah College of Art and Design, is the 2022 recipient of the Bermuda Government Bursary Award.

The Public Service Commission grants the awards, valued at $20,000 annually for a period not exceeding five years, to selected applicants enrolled in professional or technical studies.

Derrick Binns, the Head of the Public Service, said the Government aimed to attract and nurture “the best and brightest talent that Bermuda has to offer”.

“The Bursary Award Scheme identifies qualified individuals who will meet the future needs of government departments, thus ensuring a well-trained team of people to fill positions within the Public Service.”

He added: “Today is a day to celebrate Danielle’s hard work and success and we know that she will be a great addition to the public service.

“And once she’s completed her studies, we very much look forward to fully welcoming Danielle to the ranks of the service.”

Dr Binns also commended recent awardees now working in the Government, including:

• Ania Gilbert, a trainee departmental comptroller who completed a bachelor of business in administration accounting at Mount Saint Vincent University in Canada

• Channa McGowan, a trainee community health nurse who completed a bachelor of science in adult nursing at Middlesex University

• Dylan Ward, a maritime operations centre controller who finished a Higher National Diploma in nautical science at Warsash Maritime Academy in Britain

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Published August 18, 2022 at 7:49 am (Updated August 18, 2022 at 7:49 am)

Trainee architect Danielle Foote wins government bursary award

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