News Release, Friday, August 23, 2019 – The Paget Parish Council has announced the recipients of the 2019 Paget Parish Undergraduate Scholarships and bursary awards for Paget students studying abroad, including the Robert J Wright Scholarship, for Paget students studying at the Bermuda College.
Scholarships are based on academic excellence and along with demonstrating financial need, Bermudian students must have been residents of Paget for a minimum of five years.
Asia Atienza is the top winner of the Paget Parish Undergraduate Scholarship and will receive an annual award of $5,000, for the next four years. Asia is a Sophomore at the University of Kent [UK] and will graduate in 2022 with a Degree in Actuarial Science.
Kaitlyn Jeffrey is the winner of the Robert J Wright Scholarship, and will receive a minimum of $3,200 to cover the entire cost of tuition and books. Kaitlyn will graduate from The Bermuda College with an Associate Degree in Arts in 2020.
Additional 2019 award recipients include Amalia Pontes and Lennae Edwards who have each been awarded a 1-year, $2,500 bursary, to put towards their studies. Amalia Pontes is studying Medicine at St. Francis Xavier University [Canada] and Lennae is studying Hotel Management at St. Mary’s University Twickenham [UK].
The Council is also pleased to provide continued support to previous year winners. KyAsia Scott-Fishenden, will receive a continuance of her four-year, $5,000 annual award, which she won as the top scholar in 2018. KyAsia is undertaking a Bachelor of Environmental Science degree at Cardiff University in the UK. William ‘Reid’ Orchard will receive a continuance of his three-year, $5,000 award which he won in 2018.
Reid is studying Law at the University of Plymouth. Chloe Smith will also receive a continuance of her three-year $5,000 annual award, which she won as the top scholar in 2017. Chloe is studying is studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Western in Canada.
The Council’s Scholarship Selection Committee was very impressed with the candidates, who showed passion for their chosen field of study, were able to articulate their goals, and who are doing very well academically. The Council is very proud to support a top rank of Paget university scholars.”
Council Chairman Bill Pitman said: “Over the past 19 years, the Paget Parish Council has provided 63 awards to Paget scholars, totaling over $ 411,900. We are extremely proud of our young people and are pleased to provide support to Paget residents who are either studying at the Bermuda College or obtaining their undergraduate degrees at an overseas university.”
The Paget Parish Council is fortunate to be able to do beneficial work and provide scholarships for Parish residents through the management of and revenues gained from the Red Hole dock berths and boatyard. Legislated in 1954 as the Paget Waterlot Act, this property, which was generously left in trust to the Council by the late Mr Onley and Mrs. Cornelia Jones to provide waterfront access to Paget residents, forms the funding basis that allows the Council to do beneficial work in the Parish.
The Paget Parish Council is a Government-appointment body comprised of 12 members who are Paget residents and serve the community for the benefit of all residents of Paget. The nine Parish Councils fall under the Ministry of Home Affairs, and follow the mandate as set out in the Parish Council Act 1971.
The Council encourages eligible students to apply for the Paget Parish Undergraduate Scholarship or the Robert J. Wright Scholarship each Spring, through BermudaScholarships.com. Annual deadlines are June 30.
Residents who have questions are invited to contact the Council via PagetCouncil.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Feature Photo Supplied: Asia Atienza, Chloe Smith, Kaitlyn Jeffrey, Reid Orchard, KyAsia Scott-Fishenden and Paget Council Chairman Bill Pitman; Not in photo: Amalia Pontes and Lennae Edwards