2020 Paget Parish Scholarship Recipients

August 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Paget Parish Council announced the recipients of the 2020 Paget Parish Undergraduate Scholarships, with Kamilya Reid, Cameron Jeffers and Robert Edwards all receiving education awards, and the Council will also provide continued support to previous year winners.

A spokesperson said, “The Paget Parish Council has announced the recipients of the 2020 Paget Parish Undergraduate Scholarship, which provides both scholarship and bursary awards for Paget students studying abroad.

“Scholarships are based on academic excellence and along with demonstrating financial need, Bermudian students must have been residents of Paget for a minimum of five years.

“Kamilya Reid is the top winner of the Paget Parish Undergraduate Scholarship and will receive an annual award of $5,000, for the next three years. Kamilya is a Northeastern University sophomore and will graduate in 2023 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, majoring in Chemistry.

“Additional 2020 award recipients include Cameron Jeffers and Robert Edwards, who have each been awarded a 1-year, $1,750 bursary, to put towards their studies. Cameron Jeffers is pursuing a Bachelor of Psychology at Cardiff Metropolitan University [UK] and Robert Edwards is studying Accounting at St. Augustine’s University [USA].

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“The Council is also pleased to provide continued support to previous year winners.

“Asia Atienza will receive a continuance of her four-year, $5,000 annual award, which she won as the top scholar in 2019. Asia is studying Financial Mathematics and is on course to complete her Bachelor of Science.

“KyAsia Scott-Fishenden will receive a continuance of her four-year, $5,000 award, which she won in 2018. KyAsia is undertaking a Bachelor of Environmental Science degree at Cardiff University in the UK.

“William “Reid” Orchard will receive a continuance of his three-year, $5,000 award which he won in 2018. Reid is studying law at BPP University Law School in Bristol [UK].

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

“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 Council Chairman, Bill Pitman noted: “Over the past 20 years, the Paget Parish Council has provided 67 awards to Paget scholars, totaling over $441, 900. We are extremely proud of our young people and are pleased to provide support to Paget residents who are currently obtaining their undergraduate degrees at an overseas university.”

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

“The Paget Parish Council is a Government appointed 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 Community Affairs and Sports, 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.”

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