Green Family Award Scholarships To 11 Students

September 14, 2015

The Green Family today [Sept 14] announced the eleven recipients of the Green Family Scholarship for the 2015 fiscal year.

Every year, students are selected to receive the scholarship, which awards between $5,000 and $10,000 per year for up to four years of post-secondary education. The scholarship is needs based and can be used towards education and tuition costs at an accredited college or university abroad.

The Green Family Scholarship has been awarded to more than 100 students since its inception in 2007, and the family as committed more than $1 million in educational funding over that time.

Recipients study in various fields, including business, health sciences, hospitality, insurance and risk management. The scholarship was established with assistance from Knowledge Quest, which has helped more than 140 Bermudian students attend college and university since 2001.

This year’s recipients of the Green Family Scholarship, their fields of study and the schools they will attend are: Doreen Burgess, health sciences and global business, Kean University; Antrell Butterfield, education with a focus in English and sociology, Aston University; Lyniquee Castle, health sciences and pharmacy, Durham University; Shannon Davis, education with a focus in history, Mount St. Vincent University; Eulanae Douglas, education with a focus in mathematics and English, University of South Carolina; Torian Hill, medicine with a focus in behavioural neuroscience, Andrews University; Sanji Richardson, food & beverage service management, Johnson & Whales University [Rhode Island Campus]; Asia Smith, business administration with a focus in accounting and finance, Middlesex University London; Shallette Spencer, actuarial science, Georgia State University; Kairan Woolaston, hospitality and tourism management with a concentration in hotel management, Cape Breton University; and Markus Raynor-Grangman, culinary arts with a focus in baking and pastry food services management, Johnson & Whales University.

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Andrew Green, on behalf of the Green family, says: “We believe that no Bermudian should have to turn down the chance for a better life because they do not have the opportunity to further their education.

:The scholarship that we created is to achieve this goal and we are proud to be able to contribute to the education and future of these hard-working students. We wish them the best of luck in their educational pursuits and we look forward to following their achievements over the next few years.”

Applicants to the Green Family Scholarship must first apply to the Knowledge Quest Scholarship. Eligible candidates must show financial need and have Bermuda status at the time of application.

More information about the Green Family Scholarship can be found here. Information about Knowledge Quest and the Knowledge Quest Scholarship application can be found at

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  1. Truth (Original) says:

    Congrats to all of the recipients ! and thanks to the Green family, for your commitment to the future of Bermuda.

  2. Onion Juice says:

    Thanks to the Tax payers, the Government slashed scholarships funds and gave Hotels concessions.

    • hmmm says:

      How about next year the Greens cancel the scholarships and put your name as the sole reason.

      • Toodle-oo says:

        And furthermore , where’s the de rigeur ‘ 2 different Bermuda’s ‘ comment ?

        There’s been 3 other articles in the last 2 days that he’s been as quiet as a mouse on where I’d ask the same question of him .

    • Watcher says:

      The government or taxpayers are not responsible for educating and preparing your children for adulthood…YOU ARE!!! Not everyone can or even will get a scholarship but your child deserves a higher education anyway. It’s a shame when a child can’t go to college unless someone else pays for it. Start preparing for it when they are born, or maybe even before you have them ask yourself if you can afford to provide for all of their needs which includes an education. Yes, I said it!

      • Fed Up Bermudian says:

        Wow. Maybe you’ll introduce eugenics next. IN any case, children haven’t asked to be born to the circumstances they are in. What happens when a family has had something catastrophic happen with regard to its financial situation? What if the family simply will not support the child in their pursuits- is that the fault of the child? This isn’t about giving the parents a cushy ride, this is about helping a young person achieve their dreams. What if the parents are sufficiently disadvantaged that, even with as much savings as they could manage, it barely made a dent in tuition- does that mean that someone with promise can’t go to college because they were born into less than optimal circumstances? Are you then asserting that, unless you can demonstrate that you can afford to send your kid to college, that you shouldn’t have one in the first place??? This is precisely how the poor stay poor, and the affluent grow accustomed to being even more entitled. Bravo, Greens. And thank you. Not all of us came from families who could afford college, people like you help make it possible.

        • Regina says:

          “Are you then asserting that, unless you can demonstrate that you can afford to send your kid to college, that you shouldn’t have one in the first place???”

          That is a GREAT idea!! Yes, we should institute this. Thank you for your suggestion. May I also suggest that we require a demonstrated ability to house, feed and cloth their own off-spring as well?

      • Attitude Of Gratitude says:

        One things for sure OJ never gets discouraged by the amount of dislikes he or she gets on almost all comments! Consistent is an understatement

    • Common Sense says:

      On first seeing the heading of this article I thought now there is a positive story from start to finish – bright young Bermudians being generously provided with scholarships to pursue their dreams. But no, we have to have someone who can see the dark side of every issue – even this one.

      At the risk of offending Onion Juice I would like to add my sincere congratulations to these 11 recipients who I hope will be able to make the most of their opportunities, and to sincerely thank the Green family for having both the foresight and generosity to support their fellow Bermudians, and not just these but the 140 or more they have already assisted.

      Don’t know about anyone else but I find that onion juice is enough to make you cry!

    • Earth watch police says:

      Yes the missing 800 million tax payers money could have sent every body who was academically capable to college ,we could have fixed all the old folks homes fixed roads bridges built low cost housing upgraded all schools built a new airport I could go on ,nah I’ll stop here

  3. I heart 441 says:

    Green Family for President, woops I mean for Cabinet! lol

  4. MB says:

    Congrats to all ! And huge thanks to Green family for providing scholarships that are need based – I think all should be need based !!
    Not sure why we have to endure the above negative, bitter comments though, perhaps the poster should focus on making his/herself perfect and his/her family perfect before throwing stones

  5. Teacher advocate says:

    Thankyou Green family. Now maybe the unions in Bermuda will contribute as well.

  6. Alvin Williams says:

    I look forward to the day Bermuda creates it’s own university; it’s long been a given that Bermudians should sent their children overseas for higher education; but the truth is many can not effort it and thereby Bermuda loses it’s human potential and waste of what we as a country can do on our own. Other countries do it; it time we wake up.

    • Terry says:

      and if a ‘Government’ can afford it where will the monies come from Alvin.

      Let go of the Chipmunks and deal with reality.

    • Sickofantz says:

      Oh Alvin get a grip we are a large town of 60,000. Get some perspective love. Look at the subjects these great people,listed and photographed above are studying and imagine the size of a university which would cover everything from Catering to Medicine and business. It would have to be the most expensive university in the world!

  7. dwarja says:

    Thank you Green family. As a result of your need based contribution, I can take off 5 days a month and relax instead of 1 day a month. We appreciate it very much. God’s-speed with you all.

  8. mixitup says:

    Thank you Green Family.. For giving back.

  9. Resa S says:

    congrats to the students who received the scholarships! Some of the comments I have read are not very encouraging a lot of families do try hard to send their love ones off to school let’s be realistic here I would like to know who really has the money to pay for these schools its nice to know there is help out there every Warwick acedemy and Saltus and BHS students are offered scholarships every year majority of the private schools and public schools are offered scholarships so what’s wrong with this scholarshjp plan for these Bermudians to also have to apply for n yes we tax payers are paying for every one of the scholarship funds but its to help out the Bermudians who we need most to have working in the island and its nice to see the children are taking advantage of it now So Like I Said CONGRATS to the kids who are trying to make something of them selves.

  10. nomoremoneybermuda says:

    Thank you Green Family. Hopefully others will follow with similar commitments.