KPMG awards scholarship to Outerbridge
Professional services firm KPMG has announced the winner of an annual scholarship worth up to $60,000.
Jahlae Outerbridge, who left CedarBridge Academy in 2012, is studying for a bachelor's degree in accounting at Georgia State University in the US.
Ms Outerbridge admitted she burst into tears when she was told she had won the scholarship of $20,000 a year for up to three years.
She said: “To me, receiving the KPMG scholarship symbolises what one can achieve with hard work and determination.
“During my first year at Georgia State University I really put every effort into maintaining a high level of academic achievement and it is an honour to be recognised by KPMG in my academic performance.
“This scholarship will alleviate the financial burden of attending university and allow me to concentrate on my academic goals of obtaining my bachelor of business administration and certified public accounting designation.”
The scholarship also offers a chance to join KPMG's graduate programme, a valuable tool in creating a foundation for a career in accountancy.
Ms Outerbridge said: “Receiving this scholarship will bring new opportunities, and I am certainly looking forward to starting my journey with KPMG.”
Steve Woodward, managing director of KPMG, added: “She has shown her commitment to her academics and her future career goals.
“Jahlae has a keen interest in accounting and a passion for volunteering and supporting communities.
“She believes that it is imperative to be active in community activities and she strives to continue to volunteer and give back to the community.”
The KPMG scholarship is awarded each year to a Bermudian student committed to a career in the field of accountancy.
More information on the scholarship is available at kpmg.bm under the careers button.