Kiara Burcher receives Robert Clements Scholarship
Kiara Burcher is the recipient of the Robert Clements Scholarship, awarded by the Chubb Charitable Foundation (Bermuda).
A second high-achieving student, Destani Warner, is the Chubb Bermuda College Education Award winner.
The awards provide college financial aid to recipients considering careers in insurance or related disciplines, and graduates of Bermuda College wishing to continue their studies overseas.
Ms Burcher, the Robert Clements Scholar, is a graduate of Bermuda High School and is studying at the University of Western Ontario for an honours degree in mathematics and computer science.
The foundation said: “Kiara’s academic successes, technical strengths and insightful perspective set her apart from the other candidates.”
It added that the award offers Ms Burcher a fully funded four-year scholarship with an opportunity to join Chubb’s Select internship programme, which will allow her to learn the fundamentals of underwriting within various Chubb departments.
The 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.
“Kiara is joining another family of extraordinary former scholars who, through their accomplishments and diverse undertakings, have left their mark on this industry and on Bermuda,” said Lori Dunstan, chair of Chubb Charitable Foundation (Bermuda).
Ms Warner, the Bermuda College Education Award recipient, is a graduate of Bermuda College with an Associate of Arts degree in business administration.
The foundation said Ms Warner plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Georgia State University with a major in risk management and insurance.
The award is part of Chubb’s 15-year partnership with Bermuda College, which provides $15,000 a year for two years to successful graduates to assist them with the continuation of their undergraduate studies overseas.
Samantha Froud is chief administration officer, Chubb Bermuda operations, and a member of the Bermuda College Education Award selection committee.
She said: “Destani’s drive for excellence helped to differentiate her from a highly competitive and diverse field of candidates. We are excited to provide talented recipients like Destani with support to pursue their dreams and continue their academic excellence.”