This year’s recipient of the 2021 Deloitte Scholarship is Nisha Smith, who will receive up to $20,000 a year for a maximum of 3 years to pursue an undergraduate degree with an interest in accounting, actuarial, financial advisory, risk advisory or other business related studies.
On receiving the scholarship, Ms Smith expressed her “sincere gratitude for being selected as the recipient of the Deloitte Scholarship”.
“I appreciate your recognition of my efforts,” she said.
“I am currently studying Quantitative Risk Management and Insurance with a concentration in Actuarial Science. While in school, I plan on passing as many preliminary actuarial exams as possible. Thanks to Deloitte, I am one step closer to that goal.”
The young Bermudian was selected by the Deloitte Scholarship Committee “from an impressive group of young candidates”.
A spokesperson said: “The committee chose Nisha based on her unwavering drive and determination towards reaching her academic ambition of becoming an actuary.”
Ms Smith added: “As I continue my journey, I am not only motivated to make myself and family proud, but my community proud as well. Being a Bermudian is such a privilege as there are many opportunities like this one, available on the Bermuda Scholarships website. I am looking forward to being a part of the exceptional team at Deloitte.”
She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Risk Management & Insurance with a concentration in Actuarial Science at St John’s University.
Ms Smith obtained her associate’s degree in Actuarial Science from the Bermuda College..
She plans to return to Bermuda as a qualified actuary, becoming a role model for other Bermudian students who are interested in exploring this field.
Rachelle Frisby, Partner in Financial Advisory, commented: “At Deloitte, we seek out individuals who are passionate about making an impact every day through meaningful, value-added work. We seek to invest in local talent and hope to play a role in their continued development and career aspirations.
“Therefore, I am pleased to present Nisha with our 2021 Deloitte scholarship. Nisha has demonstrated commitment to her educational journey, and we congratulate her hard work and dedication towards pursuing her degree while also completing a number of her actuarial exams. Deloitte wishes her continued success in her studies.”
A spokesperson added: “Deloitte Bermuda provides work that is both challenging and meaningful. We offer the chance for individuals to give back to the community, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance their careers and strengthen their lead.
“Life-changing career and professional development opportunities are available at Deloitte for those who set no limits on their ambitions. Be a part of the Deloitte network and connect with our global community, gain valuable work experience, flexwork opportunities, local and overseas training, community involvement and lifelong friendships.
“Find your unique fit at our firm in one of our financial services departments, including Audit & Assurance, Financial Advisory, Acturial, Risk & Analytics, Risk Advisory and Tax. Deloitte Bermuda student programs include: Highschool Work Experiences, The Deloitte Internship Program [DEEP], Co-op Placements, the Deloitte Scholarship and the Deloitte Graduate Program.
“At Deloitte, there’s a universe of career options for you, all with endless future possibilites. To discover yours, visit here for more information about our student programs.”