Butterfield today awarded $110,000 to assist six talented, young Bermudians on their paths to achieving academic excellence.
Butterfield’s President & Chief Executive Officer, Bradford Kopp, said a pledge to make valuable contributions to the communities Butterfield called home featured prominently in our Mission Statement.
“As Bermuda’s own bank, it is important that we continue to give back to the community that has supported us for 152 years,” Mr. Kopp said. “As these young people return home with new skills, the gift of Butterfield’s Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships, our two Overseas Education Bursaries and our two Visual Art Awards will translate into investments directly in the future leadership of Bermuda.”
Butterfield’s 2010 Sir A. Dudley Spurling Postgraduate Scholar, Kimberly Davies, intends to return to Bermuda to practice upon qualifying as a doctor.
Kimberly recently graduated from McGill University, Canada with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Kimberly is currently studying for a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Degree at Newcastle University, England.
The 2010 Sir Harry D. Butterfield Undergraduate Scholar is Stephanie Hollis-Smith.
Stephanie is currently studying Biomedical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London and intends to pursue pediatric medicine at a graduate level when she graduates in 2011.
One of Butterfield’s 2010 Overseas Education Bursary recipients is Teniko Eve. Teniko recently completed his freshman year at St. John’s University, New York where he is majoring in Risk Management and Business. In the future, Teniko plans to pursue a career in Risk Management Insurance, as well as start his own business.
Another 2010 Butterfield Overseas Education Bursary recipient is Kimberley Fisher. Kimberley is majoring in Business Administration and International Studies (with a concentration in Marketing) at North Carolina State University. Kimberley is entering her junior year and hopes to work in International Business at the completion of her studies.
Jenéa Scott is the recipient of the 2010 Butterfield Visual Art Award. Jenéa graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Art. Jenea will be studying at the Pratt Institute, New York to obtain a Masters of Professional Studies in Art Therapy and will then return to Bermuda with her therapy skills to contribute to the community.
And it was second time lucky for the recipient of our Butterfield’s second 2010 Visual Art Award, Chiara Lombardi.
In 2009, Chiara graduated with honors from Mount Saint Agnes Academy and recently completed a year of studies in Interior Design at Dundee College in Scotland. This autumn, she will begin studying Architecture at De Montfort University in the United Kingdom.
Congratulations to all of Butterfield’s 2010 Scholarship, Bursary and Award recipients!