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Alexis Lodge, who attended Bermuda High School before completing the two-year Saltus Graduate Programme, has been selected as the 2022 Robert Clements Scholar in the award's 26th year, the Chubb Charitable Foundation Bermuda has announced.

In addition, Maya Peart receives the Bermuda College Education Award and Amber Furtado receives the Bursary Award.

Alexis will study economics at Queen’s University starting this fall. The talented student has remained among the top of her class and excelled in various sports, including a spot on the under-18 national volleyball team.

She has been active in Bermuda and the Dominican Republic, helping the homeless and the elderly, and leading in beach clean-ups.

Lori Dunstan, executive director, Chubb Charitable Foundation — Bermuda, said: “We are honoured to name Alexis as our 2022 recipient of the Robert Clements Scholarship. Alexis is a brilliant student and athlete, but more importantly, is a young woman with a strong sense of social awareness.”

The fully funded Robert Clements four-year scholarship is open to Bermudians studying for an undergraduate or graduate degree in insurance, risk management, actuarial science or other disciplines related to the insurance industry including accounting, law and economics.

The scholarship offers students the opportunity to study for a degree without financial worry and provides employment opportunities during the holidays for relevant work experience.

Ms Dunstan added: “We welcome and look forward to having Alexis join the world-class family of Robert Clements scholars.”

Ms Peart, who won the Bermuda College Education Award, is an incoming first-year student at HAN University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem, the Netherlands, where she will be pursuing a bachelor’s course in communication studies.

Samantha Froud, chief administration officer, Chubb Bermuda Operations, and a member of the Bermuda College Education Award selection committee, said: “Maya is a great student, and we are assured that she will continue to excel in her academic career.”

Ms Furtado, who won the two-year academic Bursary Award, will be attending Acadia University this fall, pursuing her bachelor of business administration degree.

At Bermuda College, she was president of the Phi Theta Kappa Beta Upsilon Chi chapter, won the Athene Bermuda College scholarship and was on the President’s List. Ms Furtado is also active in the community as a volunteer.

Ms Dunstan said: “We are delighted to be able to support Amber with her continued growth both academically and professionally. We applaud all of her achievements to date.”

Top scholars: (from left) Amber Furtado, Maya Peart and Alexis Lodge (Photograph supplied)
Top scholars: (from left) Amber Furtado, Maya Peart and Alexis Lodge (Photograph supplied)

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Published July 14, 2022 at 7:59 am (Updated July 14, 2022 at 7:59 am)

Top scholars win educational awards

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