BELCO Awards Over $200,000 To Students

August 24, 2015

More than $200,000 was awarded to Bermudian students during a presentation ceremony at BELCO headquarters recently, including scholarships worth $25,000, educational awards ranging from $2,500-$15,000, Bermuda College bursaries for $1,000 per year, and BELCO Math Awards of $750 each for the high school senior who achieved the highest math score for the entire four years of senior school.

Denton Williams, BELCO Chief Operating Officer, said, “It gives BELCO great pleasure each year to assist Bermudian students in their quest to further their education.

“The individuals chosen to receive BELCO educational awards and scholarships have demonstrated their exceptional abilities and eagerness to pursue careers in the science, technology, engineering and math [STEM] fields [Llewellyn Vorley, C. Eugene Cox Scholarships and Awards and Math Award], as well as the Business, Commerce and Arts fields [A.T. Oughton Scholarship and Bermuda College Bursary].

“They’ve also proven that they’re committed to making a real contribution to our community, and we truly believe that Bermuda needs the expertise that they will gain during their studies. We congratulate the 2015-16 award recipients, and wish them well both in their studies and as they pursue their careers.”

BELCO COO Denton Williams congratulates the recipients:

BELCO 2015 Scholarship Recipients

The following awards were presented.

A.T. Oughton Scholarship [for post-graduate students in business and commerce programs]

  • Stacee Smith, BPP London, Holborn – MA LPC with Business

C. Eugene Cox STEM Scholarship [for post-graduate engineering/related STEM programs]

  • David Hunt, Durham University – MSc New & Renewable Energy

Llewellyn Vorley Scholarships [for undergraduate engineering/related programs]

  • Zeeko Johnstone, Florida International University, BSc Mechanical Engineering
  • Jaret Simmons, University of Technology, Jamaica – BEng Mechanical Engineer

Llewellyn Vorley STEM Educational Awards [for undergraduate engineering/related STEM programs]

  • Shane Antonition – Plymouth University, BSc Environmental Science
  • Kahnae Bean, University of Hertfordshire, BSc Environmental Management
  • Tiffany Bean – Trent University, BSc Environmental Science & Chemistry
  • Owen Chisnall, Niagara College, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Simon Clinton – University of Western Ontario, Green Processing Engineering
  • Jonathan Cox, Northeastern University, BSc Mechanical Engineering
  • Mark Jordan, University of Plymouth UK, BSc Civil Engineering
  • Hamish McNiven, Heriot Watt University, MEng Mechanical Engineering
  • Kurt Repose – University of Southampton, Aeronautics
  • Kobe Richardson – Purdue University, Building Construction Management
  • John Russell, University of Exeter, MEng Mechanical Engineering
  • Chas Smith, Dalhousie University, BEng Mechanical Engineering
  • Gary Smith, Loughborough University, BEng Mechanical Engineering
  • Jyhair Tucker-Bell – Drexel University, Environmental Engineering
  • Ellington Weldon, New England Institute of Technology, Associate Mechanical Engineering Technology

Bermuda College Bursary Awards

  • Skye Burrows – Bermuda College, Associate of Arts
  • Michael Denbrook – Bermuda College, Associate of Arts
  • Chelsea Ray – Bermuda College, Associate of Applied Science
  • Destinee Taylor – Associate of Arts & Science

BELCO Math Awards [presented at graduation ceremonies]

  • Alyssa Cardoso
  • Daniel Hetzel
  • Rhonda-Lynn Tacklin
  • Nicholas Pell
  • Aanika Rahman
  • Shalika Robinson
  • Kayla Virgil-Darrell

Information about BELCO academic financial awards is available at www.belco.bm; application information for the 2016-17 academic year will be posted in the fall.

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  1. Paul Revere says:

    thank you BELCO for continuing to invest in Bermudas youth