New ABIC/PwC Scholarship Awards Announced

March 29, 2016

The Association of Bermuda International Companies [ABIC] and PwC Bermuda today [March 29] announced new financial awards for Bermudians studying accounting.

The ABIC PwC Award is valued at $15,000 per annum for two years [undergraduate] or $20,000 for one year [graduate] and is available to Bermudians studying accounting at college or university.

In addition, the ABIC PwC Award for Bermuda College Study is valued at $5,000 per annum for two years for a Bermudian undertaking the Associate’s Business Administration programme with an intention of  completing a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and obtaining a Canadian or US CPA designation.  Awards are granted based on financial need, academic merit and field of study.

The objective of the ABIC Education Awards programme is to provide financial assistance to students pursuing higher education degrees [undergraduate or post graduate] related to careers in international business and supporting services. The long-term goal is to help develop qualified Bermudians who will return to the island to help sustain and strengthen the international business sector and contribute to the economy.

Arthur Wightman, PwC Bermuda leader and ABIC board member and Christian Dunleavy, chairman of ABIC Education Awards.

ABIC _ AW & CD Bermuda March 29 2016

PwC has supported ABIC for several years through involvement on its financial and interview committees as well as additional projects in support of the Education Awards programme.

Christian Dunleavy, chairman of ABIC Education Awards, said: “We are very pleased and grateful that PwC is partnering with us to support Bermudian students who want to pursue an accounting career. ABIC Education Awards is a needs-based programme, now in its 39th year, which has supported more than 540 students since inception. Most of those students are now employed in the international business sector.”

Arthur Wightman, PwC Bermuda leader and ABIC board member, commented: “We are delighted to continue to build our partnership with ABIC in offering these awards and supporting a programme that has played a key role in helping Bermudians succeed in international business. As a firm, PwC is committed to helping outstanding students achieve their professional goals and we hope these awards will encourage Bermudians to enter the accounting profession and build a challenging and rewarding career.”

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