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Biltir awards $30,000 scholarship to Allen

A $30,000 scholarship has been awarded to former CedarBridge Academy student Taiyana Allen, by the Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers.

Ms Allen, 21, of Southampton Parish, will use the money to study at Georgia State University in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business's Dual Analytics Programme, where she is studying for a Master of Science in data analytics and a master of actuarial science.

Ronnie Klein, executive director of Biltir, said: “Taiyana is an extremely bright and motivated young lady and we are pleased to offer her this award. After her studies abroad, Taiyana fully expects to return to Bermuda and work in the long-term insurance business as an actuary. I fully expect that our 62 members will be competing for her services at that point.”

Ms Allen said: “I am excited and very appreciative to be receiving this award. It is an honour to know that so many people believe in me and want me to pursue this next step in my educational journey. This is an amazing opportunity and I hope to one day be a part of a programme that will give opportunities like this to students with similar career aspirations.”

The Biltir Education Award is part of the Association of Bermuda International Companies' education awards programme. The programme, which was started by ABIC in 1977, has helped more than 600 Bermudian students to pursue full and part-study at overseas colleges and universities.

Biltir represents 62 long-term insurance, reinsurance and servicing companies in Bermuda who provide life and annuity products and employ 540 people on the island.

Studying overseas: Taiyana Allen has been awarded a $30,000 scholarship from Biltir (Photograph supplied)

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Published July 02, 2020 at 1:39 pm (Updated July 03, 2020 at 11:04 am)

Biltir awards $30,000 scholarship to Allen

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