ABIC scholarship recipients collect awards
The Association of Bermuda International Companies has handed out $553,000 in scholarships to a total of 21 students.
The awards were presented at a special lunch at Harbourfront restaurant at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute on Crow Lane last month.
This year's undergraduate award winners are Taahira Butterfield, Tatyana Butterfield, Hunter Cameron, Maha Clarke, Tracey DeSouza, Asha Ford, Dejanee Hill-Edwards, Ari Minors, Brooke Pereira, Krystl Robinson-Assan, Raeesah Shakir, Ranisha Simmons, Kenya Simons, Asia Smith, Imani Smith, Michael Smith, Shallette Spencer, Evan Watkins, Kaisha Wilson and Zoe Wright. This year's post graduate student is Taylor Braithwaite.
There were three additional grants announced at the awards lunch that go to candidates who have already been identified for an ABIC scholarship,
ABIC members sponsor The Michelle Outerbridge Memorial Award in memory of Michelle Outerbridge who was awarded an ABIC scholarship in June 2000,
This year's recipient is Zoe Wright who will be studying economics and management at the University of Bristol.
The Stephen Edwards Memorial Award, sponsored by Lombard Odier Trust (Bermuda) Ltd, is given in memory of Stephen Edwards who was awarded an ABIC scholarship in 2014.
This award is given in recognition of Stephen's passion and energy in athletics, academics and community service.
This year's recipient is Maha Clarke who will be studying business at Queens University of Charlotte.
The Shernelle Outerbridge Memorial Award is sponsored by Zurich for an additional $15,000 to an undergraduate student engaged in business and finance studies.
Mrs Outerbridge, the late CEO of Zurich Investment Services Limited in Bermuda, was a recipient of a 1984 ABIC award.
The award was set up as a tribute to Mrs Outerbridge's character and achievements, and her own contribution to business in Bermuda.
This year's recipient is Ari Minors, who will be entering her junior year at Mount Saint Vincent University.