BUTTERFIELD ANNOUNCES 2021 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
A Caymanian student, Javon Lewinson, has been awarded $30,000 per year for the duration of his course in support of his undergraduate studies as part of Butterfield’s wider annual scholarship programme.
Butterfield offers more than $150,000 to university students every year through six scholarships which are tenable for up to four academic years – representing a potential investment of more than $600,000 in each annual cohort of scholars. The criteria for selection includes academic achievement, financial need and community involvement.
Javon has been awarded the Butterfield Undergraduate Scholarship, which was established in 1993 to benefit Caymanian students in celebration of Butterfield’s 25th anniversary in the Islands. Javon is pursuing a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. He aspires to become a general practitioner and believes the greatest wealth is health. He has previously represented the Cayman Islands and his former school, Clifton Hunter High School, at an international conference for young leaders.
Andrew Burns, Butterfield’s Group Head of Human Resources, said, “Congratulations to Javon and all of our well-deserving scholars. We wish them the best and look forward to following their achievements. Our scholarship programme is something we are proud of and, together with our graduate trainee programme and summer internships, we hope to empower young people to pursue their career aspirations in the financial services industry and beyond. Butterfield has been investing in education for the last 43 years, starting in Bermuda and expanding across all the communities we call home. In the last four years, we have given more than $2 million and remain committed to doing our part going forwards.”
This year’s Butterfield Postgraduate Scholarship, which is open to students from all ten Butterfield jurisdictions around the world who are studying disciplines related to the preservation and improvement of island environments, was awarded to Noralesha Martin from The Bahamas who receives $25,000 per year for the duration of her course. Noralesha is studying a master’s degree in Energy Systems Management at the University of San Francisco, having graduated from the University of The Bahamas with a bachelor’s degree in Small Island Sustainability: Environment and Ecosystems Management- Marine Science.
The 2021 recipients also include:
– Tierrai Tull who has been awarded $25,000 per year for the duration of her course with the Sir Harry D. Butterfield Undergraduate Scholarship, which was established in 1978 in honour of Butterfield’s late Chairman to benefit Bermudian students. Tierrai is studying for a bachelor’s degree in International Relations at the University of Toronto, Canada.
– Isaiah Wales, from Bermuda, who has been awarded $25,000 per year for the duration of his course with the Butterfield Undergraduate Scholarship for Employees’ Children (Atlantic). He is studying for a bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Queen’s University, Canada
– Ramon Russell who receives $25,000 per year for the duration of his course having been awarded the Butterfield Undergraduate Scholarship for Employees’ Children (Caribbean). Ramon is from The Bahamas and pursuing a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree at the University of the West Indies Open Campus Bahamas.
– Caitlin Torode, from Guernsey, who has been awarded $25,000 per year for the duration of her course with the Butterfield Undergraduate Scholarship for Employees’ Children (European) and is studying for a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports & Exercise Science at the University of Surrey in the UK
(From left, Tierrai Tull, Isaiah Wales, Ramon Russell and Caitlin Torode)
Applications for the 2022 scholarship programme open later this year in December. For more information on scholarships and other career opportunities, please visit www.butterfieldgroup.com.
Submitted by: Butterfield