Sinae Smith Awarded 2016 Deloitte Scholarship

June 24, 2016

Deloitte Ltd. announced that the 2016 Deloitte Scholarship recipient is Sinae Smith.

The scholarship award offers up to $20,000 per year for a maximum of 2 years and is available to Bermudians pursuing an undergraduate degree with an interest in accounting, actuarial and business related studies. As the recipient, Ms Smith will also join the firm as a 2017 intern.

John Johnston, CEO of Deloitte’s Carribean and Bermuda region, commented: “Deloitte is a leader in developing the best talent globally, and in Bermuda we are committed to investing in future leaders through the Deloitte Scholarship. I am delighted to congratulate Sinae on receiving this year’s award.”

Ms Smith was selected from a group of high-caliber shortlisted scholarship applicants, standing out for her drive and determination to succeed, her outstanding academic achievement which reflects a passion towards her chosen area of study, and her commitment to family and community initiatives.

Nicole Valadao, ERS Partner at Deloitte, congratulates Deloitte Scholarship recipient Sinae Smith

2016 Deloitte Scholarship recipient Sinae Smith Bermuda June 24 2016

Upon receipt of her award, Ms Smith commented: “I am going into my second year of my undergraduate career at the University of Leicester, studying Mathematics and Actuarial Science. This accredited degree will exempt me from eight out of the fifteen exams to become a qualified actuary.

“I must set an example for my siblings, proving to them that hard work and dedication to my studies can and has exposed me to great opportunities, such as being selected as the 2016 Deloitte Scholarship Recipient. This award has lightened my financial burden tremendously, which now allows me to focus on the more important aspect of university, learning.

“I view this scholarship as a blessing because not only does it allow me to develop my education, it also gives me the opportunity to gain further knowledge and experience in the industry from a Big 4 company. I cannot express in words what this opportunity means to me and my support system, so I shall prove it to you through my studies and work ethic both at university and at Deloitte”.

She is simultaneously involved in community activites such as the university’s Street Dance Society, tutors Math at CGSE level and is heavily involved in various sports, particularly netball and basketball. She gained vast experience with the Women’s Bermuda League and has gone on to captain both the netball and basketball teams at Dudley College.

Additional community involvement includes participation in the annual Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Children’s Book Fair, netball and basketball coaching, academic mentoring and various charity walks.

Nicole Valadao, Partner of Enterprise Risk Services [ERS] stated: “Our focus as a firm is to make an impact that matters – Sinae has clearly demonstrated her ability to make an impact that matters in her community and through her studies. We applaud her achievements and wish her continued success as she pursues her dreams”.

Deloitte Ltd. said they are “committed to the development of outstanding Bermudians, providing undergraduate students in Accounting, Actuarial and other Business studies with funding for overseas education. Students are also able to hone their skills through the ‘DEEP’ Summer Internship Program and the Deloitte Graduate Program.”

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  1. OBSERVER says:

    A Bermudian. How pleasing.
    Congratulations, Miss Smith, on your prestigious scholarship to study in Leicester, England.
    Absolutely fantastic and well-earned.

  2. Alshante says:

    So proud of you, continue to reach for the stars an accomplish all that you can. ox

  3. JR Smith says:

    Well done fam, making your people proud…

  4. C Lowe says:

    So proud of you Sinae! You have consistently displayed a spirit of excellence in all that you put your hands too! You are more than deserving of this award and it speaks volumes as to the outstanding young lady you are! Congratulations!

  5. Ex Teacher says:

    CONGRATULATIONS Sinae! Wooooot woooo!

  6. Gcode4lyfe says:

    Ya blessed cuzzy!!

  7. Perrian Rayner says:

    Congratulations Sinae! I’m so proud of you! I will be watching your progress and growth! See you when you get back!