Butterfield Invites Applications For Scholarships

March 9, 2020

The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited is accepting applications for its undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships. The deadline for both scholarships is Friday 27 March 2020.

Undergraduate Scholarship

A spokesperson said, “The Sir Harry D. Butterfield Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to a Bermudian student commencing, or already pursuing, an undergraduate degree overseas at an accredited university.

“This Scholarship has been awarded every year since 1978 in honour of Butterfield’s late Chairman, former Rhodes Scholar, Sir Harry D. Butterfield, whose distinguished career in public and business life was dedicated to the betterment of Bermuda and Bermudians. The award has an annual value of $25,000, tenable for up to four years in full-time study.

“Sadia Wilson, Butterfield’s current scholar, attends the University of Bristol where she is in her second year of a three year Bachelor of Science degree in cellular molecular medicine. On completion, Ms Wilson plans to pursue a career as a dental surgeon.

Ms Wilson is keen to offer advice to other students considering higher education, “My advice would be to apply to as many available scholarships as you can, and be aware that you don’t always have to have the highest grades of all the applicants. Interviewing for a scholarship can be very intimidating, try to be confident, have courage and passion for the degree you are interested in.”

Sadia Wilson

Sadia Wilson Bermuda March 2020

Ms Wilson’s studies are proving useful she says, “My cellular and molecular medicine studies have exposed me to extensive lab work and medical information. This sometimes allows me to help friends and family treat their ailments or set them straight on medical myths such as the difference between a viral or bacterial infection. Currently, I am helping them understand the coronavirus and the importance of keeping it contained.”

For more information and to apply for the Butterfield Undergraduate Scholarship:

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  • E-mail: scholarshipsbda@butterfieldgroup.com

Postgraduate Scholarship

“Students from Butterfield’s ten international jurisdictions, who are studying subjects related to the preservation and improvement of island environments at accredited institutions, are eligible to apply for Butterfield’s Postgraduate Scholarship. The award has an annual value of $25,000, tenable for up to four years in full-time study,” a spokesperson said.

Barisse Griffin

Barisse Griffin Bermuda March 2020

2019 Scholar Barisse Griffin, from The Bahamas, is currently enrolled at King’s College in London, England where she is pursuing a master’s degree in disasters, adaption and development management.

Ms Griffin says, “Throughout the Caribbean we are experiencing unfamiliar climate patterns, such as prolonged and repeated droughts, intense rainfall, and rising sea levels. These conditions disrupt our marine environments and coastal areas resulting in pollutants and debris drifting into the sea, and rising seas consuming our beaches.” Barisse’s goal is to develop strategies that will improve crisis response throughout The Bahamas and the Caribbean, helping to combat natural disasters and protect the islands.

For more information and to apply for the Butterfield Postgraduate Scholarship

  • Visit here
  • E-mail: scholarshipsbda@butterfieldgroup.com

Michael Neff, Butterfield’s managing director in Bermuda, said: “We are delighted to offer these scholarship opportunities to assist students in their pursuit of higher education. It’s extremely encouraging to see the scholarships in action; Sadia and Barisse are perfect examples of how these scholarships help students further their knowledge and gain valuable practical experience. We look forward to receiving new applications from the next generation of business and environmental leaders.”

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