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RenRe announces $25,000 scholarship award recipient

RenaissanceRe has announced that its 2013 Undergraduate Scholarship has been awarded to Nicholas Hall.

Mr Hall graduated from the International Baccalaureate programme at the Bermuda High School, before which he attended Somersfield Academy.

He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree at Western University, Canada, majoring in actuarial science.

Kevin O'Donnell, president and CEO of RenaissanceRe, commented: “The Scholarship Committee was faced with another difficult job this year due to the calibre of applicants.

“Nick has proven his ability to balance an outstanding work ethic with a full extra-curricular life. “We were particularly impressed by his problem-solving capabilities, focus and track record of committed volunteerism — values we admire at RenaissanceRe.”

During his time at BHS, he was elected as Head Boy.

He won the University of Waterloo's Math Olympiad for 3 consecutive years and has played the violin for 12 years, and is currently studying for the highest level with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

He volunteered for six years with the junior Learn-To-Skate programme, eventually becoming assistant coach, as well as coaching climbing for several years.

While at BHS, he was dedicated to assisting and motivating the student body, leading fundraising activities and embodying the ideals of the Round Square organisation, for which he received the Heather Dias Memorial Prize for Service upon graduation.

He just completed a gap year in Australia, where he worked as a coach, assistant and supervisor at a boarding school.

Upon his return he immediately left for Canada, where he volunteered at a summer camp, where he particularly enjoyed working with special needs campers.

The recipient of the RenaissanceRe Scholarship is selected by a committee of Bermudians from across the organisation.

Criteria for selection include academic excellence, demonstrated leadership experience, and community engagement and service.

The award is valued at $25,000 per year for up to four years.

Award: Pictured (centre left) Kevin O'Donnell, president and CEO of RenaissanceRe Holdings. Center right is: Nicholas Hall, 2013 RenaissanceRe Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient, and the RenaissanceRe Scholarship Committee from left to right: Blythe Walker, Lori Symonds, Kelly Rego, Stephen Troake, Katrina Dias, David Gibbons, Geraldine Kempe (Missing: Adrian Beasley, Selena Burgess, Douglas De Couto).

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Published October 21, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 21, 2013 at 9:20 am)

RenRe announces $25,000 scholarship award recipient

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