Former CedarBridge student awarded KPMG scholarship
A 2012 CedarBridge graduate has been awarded the KPMG Scholarship which is worth $20,000 per year for three years.
Jahlae Outerbridge, who is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting at Georgia State University in the USA, is hoping to obtain her Certified Public Accounting designation.
That in turn should lead to a career as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA US).
Ms Outerbridge said: “I am truly honoured and thankful . . . I was genuinely surprised (that I got the scholarship) and immediately started to cry. 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 for my academic performance.”
Steve Woodward, Managing Director, KPMG in Bermuda said: “The Managing Directors of KPMG in Bermuda are proud to award this year's scholarship to Jahlae Outerbridge. 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 committee was impressed by her work ethic and her commitments to achieving her Certified Public Accounting designation upon her graduating from university.”