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Abic awards total of $630,000 in scholarships

Abic scholarship recipients, front row, from left: Owenea Roberts, Indio Francis, Maya Dean, Jubilee Edness (interviewer & mentor) Sara Costa, Lexus Brites, Shayla Cann, Daniel MacPhee. Second row: Eusebio King-Mills, Shayla Robinson, Meron Simons, Kyra Adams, Jessica Bucher, Zarah Lathan. Third row: Nicholas Kessell, Marley Saggar, Sakai Newman, Darien Williams, Ava Gibson, Samiah Fisher. Not pictured: Asia Scott-Taylor, Zyhun Robinson, Riley Morbey (Photograph supplied)

Twenty-two Bermudian students received scholarships worth a total of $630,000 at the annual Association of Bermuda International Companies Education Awards luncheon.

Funded by donations from Abic member companies, which are Bermuda-based international companies, the ABICEA programme is one of the island’s largest and longest-running scholarship programmes, the organisation said.

Over its 46-year history it has supported more than 740 Bermudian students, many of whom today hold leadership positions in the island’s international business sector.

The awards support the education of qualified Bermudian students pursuing undergraduate or graduate education in areas related to international business.

Abic member companies have donated more than $6 million to the programme over the last ten years.

Scholarship recipients received their awards from guest speaker Natasha Scotland Courcy, chief executive officer of Athene Life Re Ltd and chairwoman of Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers.

The recipients and their plans:

Kyra Adams, University of Vermont, degree in economics.

Lexus Brites, University of Tampa, major in international business and management.

Jessica Bucher, Liberty University, degree in strategic communications and business administration.

Shayla Cann, Elon University, degree in computer science with a specialisation in cyber security.

Sara Costa, University of Liverpool, degree in business management.

Maya Dean, North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University, degree in business administration marketing.

Samiah Fisher, Buckinghamshire New University, degree in accounting.

Indio Francis, St John’s University, degree in business with a concentration in actuarial science.

Ava Gibson, University College London, bachelor of laws degree.

Nicholas Kessell, University of Guelph, major in economics and minor in accounting.

Zahra Lathan, George Mason University, major in cyber security engineering.

Daniel MacPhee, University of Toronto, major in actuarial science and minor in computer science and potentially data science.

Sakai Newman, Newcastle University, bachelor’s degree with an integrated master’s degree in computer science.

Shayla Robinson, University of North Carolina Greensboro, degree in finance.

Zyhun Robinson, Georgia State University, bachelor of science in mathematics, minoring in actuarial science.

Marley Saggar, Seneca College, bachelor of commerce degree with a focus in marketing management.

Asia Scott-Taylor, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, degree in accounting.

Meron Simons, Nottingham Trent University, bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications.

Eusebio King-Mills, Knox College, major in business and management, with a focus in finance and accounting.

Darien Williams, University of West England, degree in business management with marketing.

Owenea Roberts, St John’s University, master of science in accounting with a concentration in data analytics.

Riley Morbey, two years at Bermuda College, majoring in accounting, before pursuing his degree abroad.

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Published August 11, 2023 at 4:54 pm (Updated August 13, 2023 at 1:51 pm)

Abic awards total of $630,000 in scholarships

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