At a brief ceremony held on Wednesday, 34 students studying at the Bermuda College and at universities abroad, were presented with 2016 scholarship awards from the Department of Workforce Development by Home Affairs Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin.

A spokesperson said: “This year’s recipients are furthering their studies in Hospitality/ Culinary Arts, Health Care/ Nursing/ medicine, Construction/ Engineering/ Automotive, Business/ Mathematics, Cyber Security/ Forensics/ Counter Fraud and Marine Teaching. It should be noted that scholarships are contingent upon persons meeting the minimum GPA requirements of 2.67 locally and 2.7 for overseas (B- equivalent) per term/semester.”

Funding was offered in three categories:

  • Overseas Funding – Up to $10,000.00 annually for tuition purposes only and may be provided for the initial length of the programme.
  • Local Funding – Full tuition per semester. Presented to persons to attend various local institutions.
  • Professional Development – Recipients are eligible to receive 50% of tuition up to, but not exceeding $5,000.00 for a maximum of one year. This Award remains open all year round and is for persons currently working and who are looking for some financial assistance towards their professional development.

Pictured with Minister Gordon-Pamplin are Work Force Development training officers and the scholarship recipients:

1. Jahkia Bolin, Bermuda College, Associate in Science (Nursing)
2. Jordan Johnson, Bermuda College, Associate of Science (Computer Information Systems)
3. Theresa-Lynn Santucci, Bermuda College, Associate in Science (Nursing)
4. Tryrone Pedro, Bermuda College, Diploma in Culinary Arts
5. Olievia Martins, Bermuda College, Associate in Science (Nursing)
6. Angela Sweeting, Bermuda College, Associate in Science (Nursing)
7. Shanae Seaman, Bermuda College, Associate in Science (Nursing)
8. Jahru Edmead, Bermuda College, Associate of Arts
9. Jaidah Bailey, University of Nevada Las Vegas, BSc in Hospitality Management
10. Keri Brangman, New England Institute of Technology, Associate Degree in Surgical Technology (CST)
11. Tabia Butterfield, Seneca College, Ontario College Advanced Diploma
12. Justine Dzofonoo-Burch, New England Institute of Technology,Bachelors in Cyber Security & Network Engineering
13. Erin Greig, Warsash Academy, OOW Unlimited Honors in Nautical Science
14. Wesley Hall, University of the West Indies, Master of Arts in Teaching
15. Niambi Landy-Philpott, Acadia University, BSc. (Mathematics and Statistics)
16. Cholae Martin, University of Nottingham, MPharm
17. Comori Matthew, New England Institute of Technology,Mechanical Engineering
18. Kobe Richardson, Purdue University Building Construction Management/Field Engineer
19. Sajni Richardson, Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Arts & Food Service Management
20. Jessica Richardson, Loughborough University, Mathematics Education
21. Ezzarha Shakir, Oxford Brookes University, Nursing
22. Ranisha Simmons, Mount Saint Vincent University, Bachelor of Business
23. Alexis Smith, Leeds Beckett University, BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics and Security
24. Vernon Symonds-Dill, Niagara College, Mechnical Engineering Technology (CoOp)
25. Shiloh Todd, Johnson & Wales University, Bachelor Degree in Restaurant Management
26. Janay Trott, Keele University, MPharm
27. Kayla Williams, International Culinary Institute of Switzerland, BA (Hon) Culinary Arts
28. Stephanie Wright, Sheffield Hallam University, BSc. in Nursing
29. Shaunte’ Young, Mercy College, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology
30. Kenneth Bartram, University Portsmith, BA Security Management
31. Murrinda Bailey, Bermuda College, Nursing
32. Jahru Edmead, Bermuda College, Assoc. Arts
33. Kyrstal Foote, Bermuda College, Nursing
34. Najah Garcia, Bermuda College, Nursing

On behalf of Bermuda Real we say congratulations to all of the 2016 recipients.

By Ceola Wilson