Paget Council Awards Scholarships & Bursaries

September 17, 2018

The Paget Parish Council announced the recipients of their scholarship and bursary awards, with Reid Orchard, KyAsia Scott-Fishenden, Kamilya Reid, Lennae Edwards and Amalia Pontes all receiving funds.

“Scholarships are based on academic excellence and financial need and the Bermudian students must have been residents of Paget for a minimum of five years,” the Council said.

“The 2018 Paget Parish Undergraduate Scholarship awardees are KyAsia Scott-Fishenden and Reid Orchard.

“KyAsia is the top winner and will receive an annual award of $5,000, for the next four years. She will commence her studies at Cardiff University in the UK undertaking a Bachelor of Environmental Science degree.

“Reid is set to begin his second year studying Law at the University of Plymouth [UK] and was awarded $5,000, to be received for the next 3 years.

Reid Orchard, KyAsia Scott-Fishenden, Kamilya Reid, Lennae Edwards. Not pictured Amalia Pontes

Paget Parish Council Scholars Bermuda September 2018

“Additional 2018 awardees include Kamilya Reid, Lennae Edwards and Amalia Pontes, who have each been awarded a 1-year $2,500 bursary, to put towards their studies.

“Kamilya is a first-year student, studying Chemistry at Northeastern University [US]; Lennae is studying Hotel Management at St. Mary’s University Twickenham [UK] and Amalia is studying Medicine at St. Francis Xavier University [Canada].

“Previous year winners include Chloe Smith, who will receive a continuance of her four-year, $5,000 annual award, which she won as the top scholar in 2017. Chloe is studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Western in Canada.

“Tashae Trott will also receive a continuance of her three-year $5,000 annual award, which she won as the top scholar in 2016. Tashae is studying Psychology at Nottingham Trent University [UK].

“The Council also supports Paget students who are studying at the Bermuda College. Although there were no applicants who applied for the Robert J. Wright Scholarship for study specifically at the Bermuda College for this year, the Council is actively seeking ways to encourage this. The Scholarship is awarded over a two-year period of study, for a maximum of $3,200.

“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.”

“The Paget Parish Council is fortunate to be able to do beneficial work and provide scholarships for Parish residents through 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.

“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 www.BermudaScholarships.com. Annual deadlines are June 30.

Residents who have questions are invited to contact the Council via www.PagetCouncil.com or email paget.parish@outlook.com.

Paget Council Chairman, William Pitman noted: “Over the past 18 years, Paget Parish Council has provided 58 awards to Paget scholars, which total over $383,000. 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.”

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