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Donation will help students in need of cash

Laura Norman of Marsh, Knowledge Quest director Cynthia Cox and Jahan Cedenio of Marsh (Photograph supplied)

Marsh and Guy Carpenter has donated $5,000 to Knowledge Quest in its mission to provide scholarships for academically capable Bermudians in need of financial assistance.

Knowledge Quest’s scholarships provide students with funding for college or university abroad.

Cynthia Cox, director of Knowledge Quest, stated: “There are so many academically talented Bermudian students who need financial aid to continue their education.

“It is for this reason that Knowledge Quest was started and over the past 15 years, we have relied on the generous contributions of donors, like Marsh and Guy Carpenter, to ensure the students receive the education they deserve.

“We provide scholarships of last resort, so that after other opportunities for funding fall through or are inadequate, Knowledge Quest steps in to enable deserving Bermudians to pursue and complete their education.

“On behalf of the students we serve, I would like to thank Marsh and Guy Carpenter for their donation.”

Knowledge Quest was founded in 2002 and has helped more than 160 people. Every year, approximately 12 new scholarships are awarded and in any given year, about 35 scholarships are paid for.

Jill Husbands, country corporate officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Bermuda, and chairman of its corporate social responsibility committee, stated: “Everyone should have access to a tertiary education. We applaud Knowledge Quest for helping so many capable Bermudians to fund higher education and it’s our honour to support them in this mission.”

Students interested in applying for a scholarship can apply online at www.bermudascholarships.com before April 30. For more information about Knowledge Quest, visit www.knowledgequest.bm.