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Five youngsters were awarded the Nicholl Scholarship last week.

Each of the $25,000 scholarships is for a maximum of four years.

Four of the five are enrolled in courses in the United Kingdom: Meghan Jones will pursue a postgraduate diploma in nursing studies at King’s College London; Rosemary Hall will study a bachelor of arts degree in English language and literature at the University of Oxford; Ashley Heslop will pursue a bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine at the Royal Veterinary College; Alexander Brown will pursue a bachelor of arts degree in accounting and finance at the University of Bristol.

Jahnae Harvey will pursue a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and speech pathology at West Virginia University in the US.

The Nicholl Scholarship is named after Albert (Nicky) Nicholl, who emigrated to Bermuda from England during the First World War in 1917. He served as chief examination officer with the Royal Navy Reserve at St George’s.

He was always interested in the education of young Bermudians, particularly at Dellwood Primary School.

His will left the bulk of his estate in trust to provide scholarships to young Bermudians for education at accredited universities in the British Commonwealth and America.

During his lifetime Lieutenant Nicholl contributed generously to a wide variety of local charities. Through his donations he founded the Nicholl Institute, a manual training school enabling boys to learn a trade. He also established scholarships at Dellwood, the Berkeley Institute and Saltus, during the period when public secondary schools charged fees, as a way of enabling students to obtain an education.

Lt Nicholl also donated a maternity ward to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in memory of his father Sir Edward Nicholl who was a member of the UK House of Commons for two terms.

Students who were awarded the Nicholl Scholarship pose in this photo. Front row: Alexander Brown, Ashley Heslop, Jahnae Harvey, Rosemary Hall and Meghan Jones. Back row: Mansfield Brock (trustee), Richard Spurling (trustee) and Dr Janet Kemp (member of the scholarship committee).
Students who were awarded the Nicholl Scholarship pose in this photo. Front row: Alexander Brown, Ashley Heslop, Jahnae Harvey, Rosemary Hall and Meghan Jones Back row: Mansfield Brock (trustee), Richard Spurling (trustee) and Dr Janet Kemp (member of the scholarship committee).

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Published August 08, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated August 08, 2011 at 10:14 am)

Five awarded $25,000 Nicholl Scholarships

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