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Top students pick up $1.5m in scholarships

Spread your wings: some of the more than 60 Bermudian students who have been able to continue their education because of government scholarships (Photograph supplied)

Sixty-two students will receive more than $1.5 million in scholarship funding to assist their pursuit of academic excellence in the coming four years.

The Ministry of Education announced the windfall donation in a statement this afternoon.

A spokeswoman for the ministry said that some students were entitled to grants of up to $35,000 over four years to enable them to complete their studies.

In a statement, the spokeswoman singled out two scholarship recipients — Maya Furbert-Jacobs, who is studying for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science at St John’s University, and X’achela Robinson, a graduate of The Grier School in Pennsylvania, who is pursuing an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Science at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Other awardees include Jade Richardson, who is taking a degree in premedical science at St George’s University in Grenada, and Daniel Cabral, a graduate of Warwick Academy, who is studying civil engineering at Dalhousie University.

Announcing the scholarships, Diallo Rabain, the Minister of Education, said that the Government deserved credit for the donations, claiming that the department he oversees was “a believer in the dreams of each and every student”.

He went on to say that his ministry took “immense pride in playing a part in the journey of our recipients”.

Mr Rabain added: “We know that they will make significant contributions to our local community and on the global stage.”

Acknowledging that the Government and the country were facing “challenging economic times”, Mr Rabain went on: “Our commitment to our students and their further education is unwavering.

“We continue to make significant investments, which is reflective of our scholarships and awards budget that has increased consistently to the $1.5 million we see today.”

“Once again, to our 2023 recipients, congratulations, and may your journey ahead be as remarkable as the journey that has brought you to this moment.”

Top awardees

Maya Furbert-Jacobs: Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science (St John’s University)

X’achela Robinson: Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Science (Cardiff Metropolitan University)

Jade Richardson: Bachelor in Pre-Medical Science (St George’s University, Grenada)

Daniel Cabral: Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Dalhousie University)

Michelle Samuels: Master in Special Education (Liberty University, Virginia)

Trey Mallory: Bachelor in Healthful Living and Fitness Education (University of North Carolina-Wilmington)

Kriston Adams: Bachelor in Business Administration (Acadia University)

Siniah Lambe: Bachelor of Science with Honours (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, England)

Christopher Hendrickson: Bachelor of Health Science in Kinesiology (Ontario Tech University)

Rhylee Edwards: Associate Degree in Science/Pre-Medical Science (Bermuda College)

Timothy “Amias” Lightbourne: Marine Systems Programme (Landing School, Maine)

Christian Carreiro: Diploma in Hospitality Management (Bermuda College)

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Published August 17, 2023 at 7:20 pm (Updated August 19, 2023 at 7:14 am)

Top students pick up $1.5m in scholarships

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