The 2022 Axa XL Scholar is Daniel Osset
Axa XL, the P&C and specialty risk division of Axa SA has awarded their 2022 scholarship to University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business student Daniel Osset.
The Axa XL Scholarship is a full scholarship open to Bermudian or Permanent Resident Certificate students working towards a degree in (re)insurance industry related studies.
Axa XL Scholarship Committee Chairperson Carol Parker Trott said: “We continue to be impressed with the talented young people who apply for the scholarship. It’s always a pleasure to meet students who are not only academically advanced but also upstanding in character and committed to contributing to the community.
“We are pleased to select Daniel as the 2022 Axa XL Scholar as he possesses all of these attributes. We look forward to supporting him in his educational endeavours and pursuit of a career in the insurance industry.”
The son of Jose and Addy Osset of Smiths Parish, the 19-year old sophomore plans to graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2025.
With a passion for mathematics and quantitative-related subjects, he is considering a career in risk management or as an actuary.
Prior to UBC, he attended Saltus Grammar School, where he excelled academically, achieving the highest number of IGCSEs for his year group in Grade 10 (Year 11) including top marks in Mathematics, Computer Science, French and Spanish.
In his final year, despite a busy and demanding workload, he achieved an overall GPA of 3.93 out of 4 and was on the Honour Roll each term, including earning an “A” grade in AP (Advanced Placement) Macroeconomics, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus, AP English Language, and Ethics as well as an “A+” in Spanish.
Throughout his time at Saltus, Daniel achieved various academic honours, including the Marine Science, Computer Science, Spanish and School Spirit Awards.
He also received the Chartered Professional Accountants Outstanding Student Award given for scholastic achievement, leadership qualities, school spirit and community involvement at his graduation in May 2021.
In addition to his academic achievements, Daniel has performed well outside of the classroom.
In his senior year, he was co-Head of Gold Key, a student-led organisation working to provide prospective parents with guided tours of Saltus.
He was a member of the Saltus Debate Club and his team won the National Debate Championships in March 2020.
Daniel also represented Saltus in varsity interschool competitions for football, swimming, volleyball, cross-country, track and field, and rugby, and was selected as House Captain in his senior year, also winning the Sport award for Darrell House at graduation.
He earned the Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards in 2017 and 2018, respectively, and completed the Gold Award this year.
In 2021, Daniel earned his Rescue Diver certification with Waterstart, a charitable programme that teaches marine science and ecological awareness.
In terms of his community involvement, Daniel has been a swim instructor to children and a volunteer football coach since 2017, working primarily with four to seven year olds in ABC Football Academy.
He currently plays for BAA Men’s Team. He has also worked as a summer intern with Waterstart for the last two summers.