In keeping with the Company’s commitment to scholastic excellence, five young Caymanians have received financial assistance from CUC to assist them with furthering their education. Mariah Webb, Aliyah Myers and Tazmar Dawkins were awarded scholarships to pursue university level studies and Lilly Powery and Nicholas Hydes were awarded scholarships to complete their A level studies.
A CUC employee with the Financial Services Department since 2020, Mariah Webb recently completed a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Accounting from the International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI). Mariah will be pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) online programme at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.
Eighteen-year old Aliyah Myers will be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Environment and Urban Sustainability from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. Currently an A level student at St. Ignatius Catholic High School, Aliyah is expected to complete her studies in Geography, Marine Science, Biology and Travel and Tourism in June.
Twenty-year old Tazmar Dawkins received a scholarship to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tazmar completed an Associate of Science degree in Engineering Technology from the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) in April 2021.
Seventeen-year old Lilly Powery received a scholarship to continue A level studies at St. Joseph’s College in Ipswich, United Kingdom. Lilly graduated from John Gray High School in 2020 with CXC passes in English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Principles of Business, Physical Education, Biology, Human & Social Biology, Principles of Accounts, Electronic Document Preparation and Management (EDPM) and Food and Nutrition and GCSE passes in Art and Statistics. Lilly is pursuing A level studies in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and BTEC Sports and plans to pursue a career in medicine, possibly veterinary science.
Sixteen-year old Nicholas Hydes is expected to complete his IGCSE studies in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, French, Geography and Drama from Cayman Prep & High School in June. He obtained a pass in Religious Education in Grade 10. Nicholas will return to Cayman Prep & High School to begin his A level studies in August. He aspires to be an engineer.
CUC established its scholarship programme in 1989 and since then has awarded full and partial scholarships to over 55 current and past employees and high school students in the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering, information technology, systems operations, environmental management, occupational safety and health and financial services. In 2016, the Company further enhanced its scholarship programme by offering assistance for qualified students to pursue their A levels.