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Hospital gives health students a helping hand

Eight healthcare students have received $100,000 in scholarships from the Bermuda Hospitals Board (Photograph supplied)

Eight students on their way to becoming health professionals have been granted more than $100,000 in scholarships.

The Bermuda Hospitals Board yesterday gave out the scholarships, most of which were the BHB General Scholarship, offering $10,000 for one year.

GlaxoSmithKline Insurance, a Bermuda-based subsidiary of the pharmaceutical company GSK, also offered a $40,000 scholarship through the BHB.

Michael Richmond, the president and chief executive officer of the BHB, said: “Congratulations to all the scholarship recipients and I wish them all the best with their studies.

“It is important for BHB to provide funding for Bermudians to obtain post-secondary education while also providing them with a placement for summer internships.”

Dr Richmond added: “I would also like to thank our community partner GlaxoSmithKline who continues to support young Bermudians in the pharmaceutical field.”

Jay-Quan Dill was awarded the GSK Scholarship, which gives him $20,000 a year for two years.

He attends the University of Colorado Skriggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, where he is pursuing his doctor in pharmacy degree.

The following students received the BHB General Scholarship, worth $10,000 a year:

• Brittany Bannister, Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, masters in dietetics

• Camia Pitcher, Leeds Beckett University in the UK, masters in dietetics

• Naomi Lightbourne, the University of Essex in the UK, masters in occupational therapy

• Ivy Ingham, bachelor’s degree in nursing at Kettering College in Ohio

• Paige Raynor, bachelor’s degree in nursing at Barry University in Florida

• Theresa-Lynn Santucci, bachelor of nursing degree, University of Salford Manchester in England

• Taniece Wilson-Edmead, certification in nuclear medicine at Keiser University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Published September 11, 2022 at 8:56 pm (Updated September 11, 2022 at 8:56 pm)

Hospital gives health students a helping hand

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