The Continental Society of Bermuda has awarded bursaries to three students in need of financial assistance for university.

The recipients are Krishun Douglas-Henry, Tae-Eja Bean and Kayjuna Lema.

Mr Douglas-Henry won the top prize and received a $6,000 bursary. Ms Bean was the second place winner of a $4,000 bursary and Ms Lema won $1,000. They were selected out of 145 applicants.

The scholarship has been in existence for more than 20 years. The amount awarded is typically $4,000 in total, but due to generous support of donors, the Continentals had enough funds to support multiple students.

Denise Simons, President of the Continental Society of Bermuda said: “For more than 15 years, we have been able to award deserving students with bursaries to enable them to further their education.

“Our scholarship programme is near to our hearts and we look forward to assisting when and where we can. We believe our recipients this year are well-deserving and we can’t wait to see the good they will do in the world.”

Mr Douglas-Henry will attend Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK to study finance. He was inspired to study finance thanks to one of his teachers and his shadow experience at Bank of Butterfield. He is a Warwick Academy graduate and an avid sportsman, playing football locally as with the Chelsea FC Academy in the UK. He has also volunteered in the community by helping to clean seniors’ yards and homes.

Ms Bean will attend Bermuda College after graduating from Berkeley Institute earlier this summer. She wants to be a drama teacher after being part of the drama clubs at school and taking on a leadership role in those organizations. Ms Bean is a candy striper at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and is currently working at Carolina Bay.

Ms Lema is currently in her last year at Manchester Metropolitan University studying forensic psychology. She graduated from Berkeley Institute in 2013 and attended Bermuda College from 2013 to 2016. Ms Lema is a previous bursary recipient and this award will enable her to continue her studies.

The Continental Society of Bermuda is an affiliate chapter of the Continental Societies Incorporated, an international public service organization committed to improving the welfare of children in communities across the USA and Bermuda.

Founded in 1962 as charity number six, the Continental Society of Bermuda is supported 100 percent volunteer membership of approximately 30 Bermudian women.

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