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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURSUING A CAREER IN BERMUDA’S INSURANCE OR REINSURANCE INDUSTRY?

The Robert Clements/ACE Scholarship Are you interested in pursuing a career in Bermuda’s insurance or reinsurance industry? If so, the Robert Clements/ACE Scholarship could be for you. The scholarship is designed for Bermudian students who intend to return to Bermuda and work in his or her chosen field within the insurance industry. As a successful Robert Clements/ACE scholar, you will receive a fullyfunded four-year scholarship to study for an undergraduate or graduate degree majoring in corporate law, finance, accounting, economics, insurance, risk management, actuarial science or other insurance-related field at any accredited university. Andrew Fleming – 2011 Scholarship Recipient

The Scholarship is awarded for a maximum of four years and includes: • Full tuition and fees for your degree programme • Full room, board and round trip transportation at your chosen university To be eligible for selection, you must: • Be a Bermudian student at least 18 years of age • Possess a genuine desire to pursue a career in Bermuda’s insurance industry • Meet the entrance requirements for your chosen programme of study • Demonstrate qualities of character, leadership and community commitment Applications are available online at www.acefoundationbermuda.com and www.bermudascholarships.com. Submit your application by 30 April 2012 ACE Foundation – Bermuda ACE Building 17 Woodbourne Avenue Hamilton HM 08 Tel: 298 9548 E-mail: acefoundation@acegroup.com

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A lifetime of opportunities 2012 Peter Mitchell Scholarship

Are you a Bermudian student looking to jumpstart your professional career? PwC’s Peter Mitchell Scholarship could be the right opportunity for you. As part of our HeadStart programme, the scholarship offers Bermudian students currently enrolled in DQXQGHUJUDGXDWHRUJUDGXDWHSURJUDPPHZLWKLQÄ&#x;QDQFLDODVVLVWDQFH,WDOVR JXDUDQWHHVDSRVLWLRQLQRXU+HDG6WDUW6XPPHU,QWHUQSURJUDPPH Most importantly, as a recipient, the award provides valuable work experience at PwC as well as ongoing career coaching and support. ,I\RXĹ‚UHD%HUPXGLDQVWXGHQWHQUROOHGDWDQDFFUHGLWHGXQLYHUVLW\RUFROOHJHDSSO\IRUWKLV renewable scholarship at: www.pwc.com/bermudacareers. Applications will be accepted from 19 March through 8 June, 2012.

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…a future for our youth In today’s highly competitive environment, it is vital that our young people are equipped with the best education with which to pursue their dreams. Bank of Bermuda Foundation believes educating our youth can help develop a great community of leaders for tomorrow. By offering scholarships, we can provide students with the financial support they need to take advantage of the many wonderful opportunities that come with attending college or university. Scholarships are available to Bermudian students who achieve academic excellence, show ability in athletics, culture and other non-academic pursuits and demonstrate a strong community focus. To apply for all Bank of Bermuda Foundation Scholarships please create your Student Profile on Bermuda’s newest Scholarsips website at www.bermudascholarships.com. If you have any questions please contact Katrina Smith on 299 5306 or email katrina.l.smith@hsbc.bm.

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Inside this supplement Bermuda Sun 19 Elliott Street, Hamilton, Bermuda HM 10 Tel 295-3902 Fax 292-5597 E-mail feedback@bermudasun.bm This special supplement is produced and published by Bermuda Sun Limited and printed in Bermuda by Island Press Limited.

Introduction/Awards at KPMG Page 2 Bank of NT Butterfield scholarships Page 3 A headstart at PricewaterhouseCoopers Page 5 Bermuda Hospitals Board careers Pages 6 and 8 Funding advice at Bermudascholarships.com Page 7 ACE Foundation — Bermuda awards Pages 8 and 12

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A world of opportunity awaits BY AMANDA DALE adale@bermudasun.bm

A treasure chest of financial support awaits Bermudian students pursuing a college degree. And in these hard economic times, the need for such scholarships and bursaries is greater than ever. Take a few moments to consult our directory — The ‘A to Z Guide to finding the scholarship that suits you’, on pages 14-21. You never know where it might lead.

Accountancy, finance and insurance companies featured in this 2012 Scholarship Directory include KPMG, Bank of NT Butterfield & Son Ltd, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the ACE Foundation. The Bermuda Foundation For Insurance Studies also offers several scholarships, ranging from $15-$30,000. Interested in a career in healthcare? Did you know there are more than 300 occupations to choose from with the Bermuda Hospitals

Board. The Bermuda Health Foundation also offers financial awards to students pursuing a medical career. Anyone passionate about the environment should apply for The Steinhoff/BZS Scholarship.

Advice If you live in Devonshire, the parish council may also have an award for you. For advice and an overview of the awards on offer this year, website

Bermudascholarships.com can help at the click of a mouse. We conclude this year’s supplement with advice on finding a college roommate, how to make your dorm room your own, and how to choose a major. If you are as yet undecided about college, you may want to read the tale of two US teenagers and their gap year, on pages 31-32. Whatever you do decide, a world of opportunity awaits. ■

KPMG aims to attract ‘best and brightest’ SUBMITTED BY KPMG At KPMG, we provide several programmes to attract the best and brightest people. In addition to our very active graduate-focused programme, KPMG offers a scholarship valued at $20,000 per annum for three years. Awarded by the Partners of KPMG in Bermuda, this scholarship is given to a Bermudian student pursuing a career as a Charted Accountant (CA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA). The response is typically very large, with more than 50 applications reviewed this year. A third of these candidates will progress to an interview stage.

Personality While the scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to students towards the completion of an undergraduate degree, the selection committee focuses on academic achievement, personality, leadership and involvement in the community. There are certain criteria that need to be met to be considered for this scholarship. These include: ■ Maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 ■ Possessing Bermudian status

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WINNERS: From left, Wanda Armstrong of human resources, with last year’s scholarship winners Tansae Wellman and Christine Terceira, and Craig Bridgewater, KPMG partner. ■ Attending an accredited university ■ Following a discipline that leads toward an undergraduate degree. Upon the successful completion of their undergraduate degree, the KPMG Scholarship also provides recipients with the opportunity to continue their studies toward a CA or CPA qualification within the company’s graduate programme. Craig Bridgewater, KPMG partner, said: “The partners

of KPMG in Bermuda are proud of the success of the KPMG Scholarship and the calibre of the candidates that it attracts each year. “However this award provides more than just financial assistance. “Scholarship recipients have the opportunity to receive on-the-job training, one-on-one mentoring and support with their professional examinations through the KPMG Graduate Programme. “In doing so, KPMG in

Bermuda ensures that every professional step taken by our recipients is well planned and supported.” Talented and motivated university students who are committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity, service and academic achievement are encouraged to apply for an invitation to the future. ■

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Butterfield offers two $25,000 awards SUBMITTED BY BANK OF NT BUTTERFIELD & SON LTD At Butterfield, we are committed to supporting our local community and investing in the development and education of our young people. Each year we provide two scholarships for deserving students: The Sir Harry D Butterfield Scholarship (for undergraduate studies); and the Sir A Dudley Spurling Scholarship (for graduate studies). Each are valued at $25,000. The Sir Harry D Butterfield Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to any Bermudian student commencing, or already pursuing, an undergraduate degree overseas at an accredited university. The 2011 winner was Daniel Andrade, who is currently pursuing a degree in actuarial science at the University of Toronto.

Criteria The Sir A Dudley Spurling Postgraduate Scholarship is awarded to any Bermudian student commencing or pursuing a postgraduate degree at an approved university abroad. Our 2011 winner was Clarika Weldon, who is pursuing a four-year PhD programme at the University of Leicester, researching genes in relation to cancer cell survival. Each year, Butterfield selects scholarship recipients from among hundreds of deserving applicants. Criteria used in selecting scholarship recipients include: Academic achievement; financial need; character; leadership qualities; civic attainment; and involvement and achievements in non-curricular activities, including the arts and sports. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for a Butterfield scholarship, our advice is to not leave it until the last minute. The application requires

personal information and details of scholastic achievements, extracurricular involvement and the financial data of the applicants’ parents (or guardians). Applicants can download the necessary forms from the Butterfield website at http://www. bm.butterfieldgroup.com/ About/Community/scholarships/. Applicants must be Bermudian students who have completed at least five years of schooling on the island. Note that a high school certificate is not enough to prove completion of five-years of schooling in Bermuda. We require a letter from the school, addressed directly to Butterfield, that verifies the applicant’s years of schooling. Applicants must provide original documents as requested and ensure that the completed application and full documentation is mailed or hand-delivered by 5pm on the last Friday in March. Pay special attention to the presentation and proofreading of your application. Also, allow yourself sufficient time to collect the various documents required and for the postal service to deliver the package. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Mailed applications should be sent to: The Secretary, The Scholarship Selection Committee, The Bank of NT Butterfield & Son Limited, PO Box HM 195, Hamilton HM AX. Hand-delivered applications may be left for The Secretary, The Scholarship Selection Committee, The Bank of NT Butterfield & Son Limited, Human Resources Department, 4th Floor, Head Office, 65 Front Street, Hamilton. For more information, contact Simone Gibbons, AVP, Account Manager on (441) 299 3821 or e-mail Simone.Gibbons@butterfieldgroup.com. ■

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ACHIEVERS: Above, Daniel Andrade, winner of the 2011 Sir Harry D Butterfield Undergraduate Scholarship, and below, Clarika Weldon, winner of the 2011 Sir A Dudley Spurling Postgraduate Scholarship.


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Get a headstart in finance with PwC BY AMANDA DALE adale@bermudasun.bm

Bermudian students interested in a career in accountancy can get a headstart with PricewaterhouseCoopers. The firm’s Peter Mitchell Scholarship offers a $20,000-a-year renewable scholarship to support undergraduate or graduate students who have completed at least one year of study. The award is part of the firm’s HeadStart initiative, which aims to equip future finance professionals with all the skills they need to forge a successful career on the island. PwC states: “It’s a relationship building initiative that will provide support and assistance to you as you start out on your professional career — regardless of whether you’re in our Mentoring, Scholarship, Co-op, Summer Internship or Associate programme.”

Dynamic HeadStart focuses on developing strong interpersonal skills and teamwork, helping you to progress in your career. Core competencies include technical/professional knowledge, leadership skills, courage and integrity, relationshipbuilding, project management and self-development. The scholarship itself includes guidance and support from a PwC mentor and the opportunity to take part in the company’s Summer Intern programme and Associates programme upon graduation. PwC states: “We are committed to developing dynamic and talented young Bermudians to their full potential. “It’s not about just becoming an accountant or a tax advisor, for example, we want individuals who have the potential to develop into skilled professionals, team leaders and community activists.” David Gibbons is a PwC director who manages the

HeadStart programme. Mr Gibbons said: “The Peter Mitchell Scholarship is a $20,000 renewable scholarship to support bright young Bermudians whom we see as future leaders in the finance profession. “It has been awarded to one student each year but last year we had two exceptional candidates and we thought it would be remiss not to offer it to both of but possess strong leaderthem.” ship abilities and have The 2011 recipients were been actively involved in Chelsea Terceira and their community,” said Mr Michael Lindsay-Bayley. Gibbons. The scholarship is renew“We’re much more able based on continued than just an excellent accounting performance. firm. We offer As long as opportunirecipients conties through tinue to meet a number of the eligibility career paths requirements, including they will actuarial, receive $20,000 business advifor the remainsory and tax. ing years of “Accounting their univermajors cersity education. tainly win the “In the cur- CHELSEA TERCEIRA scholarship, but rent economic we’ve also had environment, actuarial majors receive it one of the challenges for as well over the years. high school students is “HeadStart helps young being able to afford to go Bermudians to attain their overseas for further educaaccounting designation and tion,” said Mr Gibbons. develop a tailored career “We believe the financial path for them aspect of this at the firm. scholarship “But it relieves that takes much financial burmore than a den, and when designation you add in and technical the coaching, skills to truly guidance and succeed in the experience we long-term, so offer, it really we also focus is an exciting on developing opportunity. and challeng“The deserving recipient MICHAEL LINDSAY-BAYLEY ing our people through intercan expect esting client to get a lot of work and experiences.” coaching and mentoring In addition to the scholarfrom the firm’s leaders and ship, PwC also offers Co-op their colleagues.” and Summer Intern proThe scholarship is not grammes though HeadStart. limited to accountancy “These programmes also students, but is open to all give students a variety of Bermudian university stuwork experience in various dents. areas of the firm, giving “We look for candidates them a taste of what it’s who not only have strong really like to work here. academic backgrounds,

‘We are committed to developing dynamic and talented young Bermudians to their full potential.’ PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS They get some real on-thejob experience,” said Mr Gibbons. “It enables them to see that a career here goes beyond the numbers, and that it’s much more about working within a team. “Mathematics is just one component of being an accountant. “It is also about working in a team, being agile to change, having leadership skills and also, good people skills. “Those are the qualities we look for in a professional and in our scholarship winners.

Insight “We base our decision on good academic background and examples of people giving back to the community, as well as leadership and team-working skills.” 2011 scholarship winner Ms Terceira said: “I am extremely grateful for being awarded the PwC scholarship. “In my experience so far I have been able to gain insight and experience into the accounting profession during my Co-op work term. “My more experienced colleagues have given me valuable coaching and advice on my career development, which is something I’ve appreciated in the early days of my career. “I look forward to a bright future with PwC.” ■

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Healthcare offers hundreds of careers to college students who have an interest in occupations at the hospital. “Finally, BHB awards scholarships to students pursuing careers in healthcare and will assist with career guidance upon request.” Shanay Scott-Muhammad and Shari Scott are sisters who worked their way up from hospital volunteers to scholarship students and interns.

SUBMITTED BY THE WORKFORCE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT AT KING EDWARD VII MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) encourages students to pursue career paths in healthcare and manages several programmes to provide young Bermudians with exposure to occupations in medical fields. Debbie Byrd, manager of Workforce Planning and Development, says BHB works diligently to encourage students in our community to choose healthcare occupations. “Our programmes begin when we invite primary school children on tours of the hospital,” Ms Byrd said. “This is followed up by staff members who visit private and public secondary schools to present healthcare-related lectures and discuss available

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OPPORTUNITIES: Physiotherapist Shanay Scott-Muhammad assists a patient at the hospital. career options at both King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) and the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute (MWI). “BHB enrolls hundreds

if young people in its afterschool and summer student volunteer programmes, geared for 14 to 18-year-olds. “We also offer internships and job shadow placements

Shanay is currently employed as a physiotherapist (PT) at KEMH and Shari works as an Occupational Therapist (OT) at the MWI. Shanay, who attended Warwick Academy, volunteered throughout the hospital as a teenager, answering phones, running See HEALTHCARE, page 8


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How to find funding at the click of a mouse SUBMITTED BY BERMUDASCHOLARSHIPS.COM Are you a high school student wondering how you are going to afford to go to college in September? Are you a Bermuda College student wondering how you are going to continue your degree at an overseas college in September? Are you a university student already studying overseas and don’t know how to find out about what scholarships are being offered this year? You can search online for all types of funding at bermudascholarships.com. Are you a university student studying overseas who was not successful in gaining a scholarship last year? Update your profile on bermudascholarships.com and try again. Each year in Bermuda millions of dollars are

awarded to students pursuing further education, both here and abroad, and you could be one of them. BermudaScholarships. com, a not-for-profit service supported by The Centre on Philanthropy, is the online resource for students looking for financial support for their education. The website is a unique resource for students and parents looking for funding.

Registration Students can browse the site to review the many options available to them, and when they have selected the scholarships meeting their educational criteria, they can register online to apply. Students need to complete a profile application form, and once that has been completed and all the necessary documents have been uploaded, they can apply at the click of a mouse.

This year students may be able to upload their school transcripts directly to their profiles from their school office, using QuoVadis digital certification methods. This ensures that the entire process is confidential and that each student’s private information will only be shared with the award providers selected. Students at schools and universities overseas will continue to have their official transcripts sent directly to the site administrators at PO Box HM 3217, Hamilton HM NX for uploading. Our website also features many helpful resources for students, including tips on interviewing, how to choose the best educational path, and dispelling myths about why students don’t apply for scholarships. It also houses important information for parents and educators, to help them understand not only the

scholarship process but how to budget for a college education. With such a wide variety of scholarship opportunities in Bermuda, the site acts as a focal point for those pursuing further education and as a practical tool for ensuring that the funds available to students are fully utilised. BermudaScholarships. com is sponsored by ABIC, ACE, Bermuda Foundation For Insurance Studies, Bank of Bermuda Foundation, KPMG, OIL Group of Companies, Renaissance Re and XL Insurance. ■

THE FIRST AWARD DEADLINES (mid-March) are fast approaching for the September 2012 school year, so students interested in applying should visit www. bermudascholarships.com without delay.


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degree, Shanay went on to earn her Masters’ degree from the University of Hartford. She then returned to Bermuda and accepted employment as a physiotherapist at the hospital this year. Shanay says she chose physiotherapy because she has always wanted to give back to her people and make a difference in healthcare for the Bermudian community.

Continued from page 6 errands and shadowing staff members who worked in her area of interest. In 2002, she applied for a BHB scholarship, and in conjunction with GlaxoSmithKline, was awarded more than $25,000 during a two-year period to pursue a degree in healthcare. On her scholarship application, Shanay expressed a passion for the field of physiotherapy and made a commitment to return to the island and serve her community by working at the hospital. After completing her studies at the American International College, where she earned a Bachelor’s

Variety “The scope of opportunities and clinical practice areas that are available is so broad, a person can continually learn and develop in a professional and personal capacity,” she said. Her sister, Shari, studied occupational therapy

because she liked the idea of working with people to achieve a level of independence and fulfillment in life after a physical or mental ailment. Shari said: “Variety and seeing patients achieve progress make working at MWI as an OT a worthwhile experience.” Ms Byrd said the hospital runs robust student outreach programmes to fill the projected employment needs of the organization. “We are constantly assessing staffing needs, especially to prepare ourselves for the new hospital, which is scheduled to open in 2014,” she said. “We design our student programmes to attract young people to areas of care that will require additional hiring.

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“At the moment, our projected needs include staff trained in nursing, diagnostic imaging, finance and medical technology. “With over 300 occupations at the hospital, there really is something for everyone — whatever your passion, we have a place for you. “And with over 150 students enrolled in our programmes, we are hopeful more and more Bermudians will choose career paths in healthcare.” ■

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED in serving your community and are determined to achieve professional excellence, consider a rewarding career in healthcare at Bermuda Hospitals Board. Contact 239-2134 for more information.

ACE your way into the insurance industry SUBMITTED BY THE ACE FOUNDATION — BERMUDA The ACE Foundation — Bermuda offers two education awards for Bermudians interested in entering the insurance industry. The Robert Clements/ ACE Scholarship has provided financial support to more than 20 Bermudian university students since its establishment in 1996, enabling them to complete insurance-related degrees and pursue careers in the international insurance industry.

Aptitude The fully-funded scholarship is awarded to qualified students studying full-time towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in insurance, risk management, actuarial science or other disciplines related to the industry, eg. corporate law, finance or economics. The award includes tuition and fees, room and board, text books, roundtrip airfares from Bermuda, and employment opportunities. This scholarship is

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AWARDS: Andrew Fleming and Teleza Pitcher. awarded annually and the recipient must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale or equivalent. The deadline for applications is 30 April each year. Andrew Fleming, the 2011 Robert Clements/ACE

Scholarship recipient, was selected out of 51 candidates for the award. The 17-year-old graduated from CedarBridge Academy with a near perfect grade point average of 3.98, the highest GPA in the school’s

history. Andrew commenced a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in economics at Mount St Vincent University in September 2011, and once completed he plans to return to Bermuda to work as an underwriter. Scholars are expected to seek employment at ACE during university breaks to gain relevant work experience in the company’s insurance or reinsurance operations. They may apply for the Summer Internship Programme (SIP) and the ACE Student Employment Programme. Scholars are also invited to take advantage of learning and development opportunities, as well as the chance to network with ACE employees and executives. Recipients must be willing to return to Bermuda on completion of their studies to pursue a career in the insurance industry. The ACE/Bermuda College Education Award is the result of a partnership with the college in 2008. This award aims to help See INSURANCE, page 12


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Awards to help protect our environment undergraduates and one to a doctorate student. Selected from a field of 13 candidates, the four awardees were: Winston R Godwin Jr and Mark Outerbridge (who were also 2010 winners), Claire Grenfell and Lawrence Doughty. The 2009 scholarship winner was Alexandria Tatem. The scholarship helps to fulfill the BZS mission of ‘Educating tomorrow’s environmentalists’. The non-profit organization provides year-round free science classes for more than 6,000 local students every year. ■

SUBMITTED BY THE BERMUDA ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY (BZS) The Steinhoff/ BZS Scholarship for Environmental Sciences was launched in 2009 for young Bermudians headed for a career in conservation and the environment. Applicants must be in the final two years of a Bachelor, Master’s or Doctorate degree in environmental sciences at an accredited overseas institution.

Encouragement Funded by Robert Steinhoff, a former president of the Bermuda Zoological Society, the $10,000-a-year award was established to help fill a gap in the island’s scholarships, many of which target business or law students. “We are very impressed and encouraged by the number of people studying for

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UNSPOILT: Warwick Long Bay typifies Bermuda’s beauty. higher education related to our environmental conservation,” said Mr Steinhoff. “These candidates will be the future stewards of our environment and we con-

gratulate them.” Due to the excellent quality of candidates in 2011, the scholarship committee decided to award four scholarships — three to

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS can be downloaded from www.bzs.bm or collected from the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo reception. The deadline for entries is May 31.

Applications are invited for the

Steinhoff/BZS Scholarship for Environmental Sciences

This award is worth $10,000 per year and is for students in the final two years of a Bachelor’s degree, or entering a Master’s or Doctorate degree, in Environmental Sciences at an accredited overseas institution. Application forms are available online at www.bzs.bm and at Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo reception. Application deadline: May 31

2011 SCHOLARS

Winston Godwin Jr.

Claire Grenfell

Mark Outerbridge

Lawrence Doughty

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Awards and advice for reinsurance SUBMITTED BY BFIS Are you interested in a career in Bermuda’s insurance and reinsurance industry? The Bermuda Foundation For Insurance Studies (BFIS) provides scholarships and advice to students interested in such careers. Our office, located across from the bus terminal in Hamilton, welcomes anyone wanting to find out more about careers in insurance.

Mentoring We can give advice on the education and skills needed, and can provide interested students with an entrypoint into this industry. If you need help in paying for college, BFIS offers several scholarships each year ranging from $15,000 to $30,000 a year. More than 100 students have been awarded BFIS scholarships, and 20 BFIS scholars are currently studying for degrees at universities in the US, Canada and England. You can apply online at www.bermudascholarships.

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ASSISTANCE: Last year’s scholarships winners, from left, Alex Brown, Nikki-Lynn Marshall, Scholarship Committee chair Meredith Head, BFIS chairman Mike Fisher, Andrew Fubler, Juliette Ferrari-McComb, Eden Smith and Emily Potts. com. The preferred subjects which BFIS offers scholarships for are: Insurance; risk management; finance;

economics; actuarial science; mathematics; accounting, corporate law; and computer science. Other subjects relevant to

the insurance industry will also be accepted. Up to 10 scholarships are See REINSURANCE, page 12


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APPLICATIONS OPEN

BFIS Scholarships 2012 Bermuda Foundation For Insurance Studies Scholarships are available to all academic years, from freshman up to senior year undergraduate students, and post-graduate students.

Up to 10 scholarships are awarded annually ranging from $15,000 for two years to $30,000 a year for four years. Preferred majors are Insurance, Risk Management, Finance, Economics, Math, Actuarial Science, Accounting, Corporate Law and Computer Science. Other majors relevant to the insurance sector may also be considered. Students receiving the scholarship must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA or above. Applications must be made on-line through www.bermudascholarships.com Deadline: April 30, 2012 NOT GOING OVERSEAS? BFIS also offers scholarships for full-time students studying for their Associates Degree at Bermuda College, and for students enrolled in the Mount Saint Vincent University undergraduate degree programme at Bermuda College.

Bermuda Foundation For Insurance Studies provides scholarships, mentoring, internships and career advice to students interested in careers in Bermuda’s insurance industry.

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meetings, presentations and work shadowing with insurance professionals — are open to undergraduate students who have completed either their junior or senior year of university. If you want to learn more about the different careers on offer within insurance, BFIS makes annual presentations to high school and Bermuda College students, showing them the great career opportunities in Bermuda. BFIS alumni now working in insurance are on hand to answer any questions. ■

Continued from page 10 available for students, from freshman to senior years and postgraduate. Scholarship recipients must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA or above. If you need advice, the BFIS Mentor Network programme also matches students planning or starting a career in insurance with people already established in the industry.

Questions Networking lunches and other events for students are held during summer and Christmas vacations. If you want to learn more about the industry, the BFIS ‘Intro-to-Insurance’ Summer Programmes take place over two to three weeks. Twelve students, divided into three teams, experience in depth the insurance markets in either London, Bermuda or Chicago. These structured programmes — which include

FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit www.bfis.bm or email the BFIS office to set up a meeting so we can talk to you about your career goals. BFIS is located at the Cedarpark Centre, 48 Cedar Avenue, Hamilton. Telephone 2951266. Facebook users can also find out more online on the page for BFIS/Bermuda Foundation For Insurance Studies.

INSURANCE Continued from page 8 students make the connection between their studies and the workplace. It offers Bermuda College graduates an opportunity to continue their undergraduate studies overseas, with an education award of $15,000 per year. This covers tuition and fees for up to two years immediately following graduation.

Development The Selection Committee will base its decision on the financial need, academic achievements and aptitude of applicants. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale or equivalent to be considered for the second year of the award. The deadline for application is mid-April each year. Teleza Pitcher received the 2011 ACE/Bermuda College Education Award. She graduated from

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Bermuda College with an Associate of Science Degree in biology and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at Howard University. Her goal is to become a dentist. Teleza has spent the past two summers as a dental assistant intern and took advantage of work-shadowing opportunities at school to ensure that it was the right career choice for her. Award recipients are invited to seek employment at ACE during university breaks if relevant work experience is available. Students can apply for the Summer Internship Programme (SIP) and the ACE Student Employment Programme. They are also invited to take advantage of learning and development opportunities at ACE. ■

FOR MORE INFORMATION about these awards and other student opportunities, go to www.acefoundationbermuda.com or www.bermudascholarships.com.

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$30,000 LEGAL EDUCATION AWARD

BERMUDA BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS CAYMAN ISLANDS DUBAI HONG KONG

Annually, Conyers Dill & Pearman is pleased to offer an award for a legal education to an outstanding Bermudian student wishing to enter the legal profession. Legal study must be undertaken through a law degree course leading to a commonwealth qualification in an approved jurisdiction.

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The award of up to $30,000 is renewable for up to three years subject to satisfactory academic progress.

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Selection for the award will be made on the basis of a completed application and an interview with a committee appointed by the directors of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in early August.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 15th, 2012

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT: www.conyersdill.com/careers

FOR FURTHER DETAILS, PLEASE CONTACT: Lisa Spencer-Arscott, Human Resources Manager E: lisa.spencer-arscott@conyersdill.com T: 295 1422

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ABIC Education Awards

Scholarship

ABIC Education Awards - Post Graduate Scholarship

Scholarship

ABIC/Georgia State - Post Graduate Scholarship ACE Student Employment Program

Scholarship Internship

ACE/Bermuda College Education Award ACE-HSBC-Deloitte Summer Internship Program

Scholarship Internship

Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship to Harvard Business School Angela Swan Memorial Teacher Training Award

Scholarship Grant

Appleby Legal Education Scholarship Appleby/Berkeley Institute Scholarship

Scholarship Scholarship

ASHRAE Graduate Grant-in-Aid Bacardi Limited Overseas Education Award - Bursary

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Grant Scholarship

Bank of Bermuda Foundation Eldon H. Trimingham Scholarship Bank of Bermuda Foundation Financial Services Scholarship

Grant Scholarship

Bank of Bermuda Foundation IT Scholarship

Scholarship

Scholarship Scholarship

Bermuda Cancer & Health Scholarship

Scholarship

Bermuda College: BAS-Serco Scholarship

Scholarship

Bermuda College: Bermuda Commercial Bank Scholarship

Scholarship

Bermuda College: BPWA Scholarship Bermuda College: Butterfield & Vallis In-House Award

Scholarship Scholarship

Bermuda College: Corange Scholarship

Scholarship

Non-specific Non-specific Non-specific Non-specific Business, Non-specific Engineering Engineering, Environmental Sciences Visual Arts, Performing Arts

$20,000

1

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$12,000

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Bermuda Bar Association Dame Lois Browne Evans Pupillage Award Bermuda Botanical Society Scholarship

Business Finance, Actuarial Science, Accounting, Business Information Technology

Undergraduate Undergraduate, Associates/ Diploma Post Graduate Undergraduate

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Bank of Bermuda Foundation President's Awards for Scholastic Grant Achievement Bank of Bermuda Foundation Sir Henry Tucker Education Grants Grant Bank of Bermuda Foundation Sir Henry Tucker University Scholarship Scholarship Bank of Bermuda Foundation Sir John W Cox Scholarship Scholarship BELCO AT Oughton Post Graduate Scholarship Scholarship BELCO C Eugene Cox Post Graduate Engineering Scholarship Scholarship BELCO Llewellyn Vorley Engineering Scholarship and Educational Scholarship Awards Bermuda Arts Council Student/Organisation Awards Grant

Accounting Non-specific

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Bacardi Limited Overseas Education Award - Scholarship Bank of Bermuda Foundation Centennial Trust Scholarship


Bermuda College: Diane Lines Memorial Award

Scholarship

Bermuda College: Graham Lynn Memorial In-House Award

Scholarship

Bermuda College: International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Bermuda College: Isabel Jardine Memorial Award

Scholarship Scholarship

Scholarship

Bermuda College: Sir William Stephenson Scholarship

Scholarship

Bermuda Government: Human Resources Public Service Bursary Awards Scheme

Bursary

Bermuda Government: Interest free student loans

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Bermuda Government: Ministry of Education Mature Student Award Bermuda Government: National Education Guarantee Scheme Bermuda Government: Scholarships Bermuda Government: Teacher Training Awards Bermuda Government: David Allen Summer Internship Program Bermuda Government: Further Education Awards Bermuda Government; Commonwealth Scholarship

Scholarship Student Loan Scholarship Grant Internship Grant Scholarship

Bermuda Government: University of West Indies Scholarship Bermuda Hospitals Board Scholarship

Scholarship Scholarship

Bermuda Pharmaceutical Association Scholarship Bermuda Rhodes Scholarship Bermuda Union of Teachers Educational Loan Programme

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Bermuda College: Robert J Wright Scholarship

$500

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Bermuda College: Kiwanis Club of Hamilton Bermuda In-House Award Scholarship

Diploma Associates/ Diploma Non-specific Associates/ Diploma Associates/ Diploma Visual Arts, Health Sciences Associates/ Diploma Hotel Management, Culinary Arts Associates/ Diploma Non-specific Associates/ Diploma Business Associates/ Diploma Non-specific Associates/ Undergraduate Diploma, Post Graduate Non-specific Post Graduate, Undergraduate Associates/ Diploma Non-specific Undergraduate Non-specific Undergraduate Non-specific Undergraduate Non-specific Undergraduate Hospitality Undergraduate Non-specific Undergraduate Non-specific Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Associates/ Diploma Non-specific Undergraduate Non-specific, Nursing, Post Graduate, Health Sciences Undergraduate Health Sciences Undergraduate Non-specific Undergraduate Teacher Training Undergraduate, Non-specific

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Grant

BFIS / Georgia State University Bermuda Scholarship Fund BFIS Bermuda College Scholarship

Scholarship Scholarship

BFIS Intro-To-Insurance Summer Intern Program

Internship

BFIS Marsh Scholarship

Scholarship

BFIS Signature Scholarship

Scholarship

BFIS Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarship

BHA Overseas Hospitality Scholarship BIOS Bermuda Program Scholarship

Scholarship Internship

BIOS Waterstart Scholarship

Bursary

BJSL Mrs. C. Vail Zuill Scholarship

Scholarship

BPSU Local Awards

Grant

4

$1,000

4

$10,000 $2,000

6 2

Varies

12

$15,000

1

$30,000

1

$25,000

10

$15,000 Varies

1 5

Varies

1

$5,000

1

$1,000

6

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Bermuda Union of Teachers Tertiary Education Awards

$150

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Bermuda Union of Teachers Summer Course Award

Post Graduate, Associates/ Diploma Teacher Training Associates/ Diploma, Undergraduate, Post Graduate Teacher Training Associates/ Diploma, Undergraduate, Post Graduate Insurance & RM, Actuarial Science Undergraduate Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Associates/ Insurance & RM Diploma Actuarial Science, Insurance & RM, Undergraduate Finance, Mathematics, Information Technology, Business, Legal Studies, Economics, Accounting Business, Legal Studies, Undergraduate Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Insurance & RM, Information Technology, Accounting Legal Studies, Economics, Undergraduate Accounting, Actuarial Science, Insurance & RM, Finance, Mathematics, Information Technology Finance, Business, Economics, Undergraduate Information Technology, Actuarial Science, Legal Studies, Insurance & RM, Accounting, Mathematics Hotel Management, Culinary Arts Undergraduate Environmental Sciences High School, Associates/ Diploma, Undergraduate Environmental Sciences Undergraduate, High School Non-specific Post Graduate, Undergraduate Non-specific Undergraduate,


Grant Scholarship

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BSoA Further Education Bursary

Bursary

Visual Arts, Architecture

BTC Sir John W. Cox Career Development Award

Scholarship

CAOB Scholarship

Scholarship

CAPITAL G Scholarship & Bursary

Bursary

CAPITAL G Scholarship Awards

Scholarship

Casualty Actuaries of Bermuda (CABER) Grants

Grant

CHW Legal Scholarship Award

Scholarship

Continental Society Scholarship

Bursary

Conyers Dill & Pearman Legal Scholarship Award

Scholarship

Cummings V Zuill Award

Scholarship

Dame Marjorie Bean Scholarship

Scholarship

Business, Accounting, Information Technology, Finance, Economics, Engineering Construction, Engineering Undergraduate, Associates/ Diploma Post Graduate Finance, Information Technology, Undergraduate Accounting Finance, Information Technology, Undergraduate Accounting Actuarial Science Undergraduate, Associates/ Diploma, High School Legal Studies Undergraduate, Post Graduate Non-specific Undergraduate, Associates/ Diploma Legal Studies Undergraduate, Post Graduate Non-specific Associates/ Diploma, Undergraduate Non-specific Post Graduate, Undergraduate, Associates/

$3,000 $5,000

6 varies

$5,000

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1

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1

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2

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1

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2

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1

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1

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Post Graduate, Associates/ Diploma Undergraduate Associates/ Diploma, Undergraduate, Post Graduate Associates/ Diploma, Post Graduate, Undergraduate Undergraduate

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Business, Information Technology, Accounting, Actuarial Science Medicine, Health Sciences, Nursing, Dentistry Non-specific Non-specific Non-specific, Business

Scholarship

Dr Kathy-Ann Louise White Scholarship Dudley & Deborah Butterfield Scholarship Duperreault Fellowship

Scholarship Scholarship Scholarship

Environmental Education Grant

Scholarship

Horticulture, Environmental Sciences

Ernst & Young Ltd. Scholarship

Scholarship

Ewan Sampson Scholarship Trust Fessenden-Trott Scholarship

Scholarship Scholarship

Accounting, Actuarial Science, Finance, Business Information Technology Non-specific

Florida Institute of Technology Academic Scholarship

Student Loan

G & S Theatre Arts Scholarship

Scholarship

Garden Club of Bermuda Scholarships

Scholarship

Environmental Sciences, Horticulture

George Wardman Turf Mgmt. Scholarship Fund Green Family Scholarship

Scholarship Scholarship

Non-specific Non-specific

Hospitals Auxiliary of Bermuda Educational Award

Scholarship

Non-specific

IBA Paul Lepercq Architectural Scholarship

Scholarship

Architecture

IBA Stanley G. Kennedy Architectural Award

Scholarship

Architecture

Accounting, Construction, Non-specific, Actuarial Science Performing Arts

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$15,000

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KPMG Scholarship McGill Scholarship Montpelier Re Scholarship National Dance Fndtn. Georgine Mary Russell Hill Award

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National Dance Fndtn. L. John Profit Commemorative Award

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National Dance Fndtn. Madame Ana Roje Commemorative Award

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National Dance Fndtn. Patricia Calnan Commemorative Award National Dance Foundation of Bermuda Nicholl Scholarships

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OIL Group Scholarship Awards

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Paget Lions Club Memorial Scholarship Paget Parish Undergraduate Scholarship (Overseas) Partner Re Undergraduate Scholarship Award Peter Leitner Arts Scholarship PwC Peter Mitchell Scholarship

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St John's Trust Company Information Technology Scholarship

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Parish offers three awards BY AMANDA DALE adale@bermudasun.bm

Students in Devonshire can win $5,000 towards their education thanks to a scholarship programme from the parish council. This is the second year of the Devonshire Parish Council Undergraduate Scholarship, which offers an award of $5,000 plus two bursaries of $2,000. The inaugural scholarship scheme attracted 15 applicants last year, and this year organizers are hoping for even more. Undergraduates must be studying at an overseas college or university and be a resident of Devonshire for at least five years. Financial need will also be taken into consideration. Kimberley Caines, Devonshire Parish Council scholarship committee chairman, said: “We were

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WINNERS: 2011 recipients, from left, Masen O’Brien, Shawnae Brangman and Kejon Sampson. aware that other parish councils in Bermuda had scholarship schemes and so last year made the deci-

sion to assist. We wanted to contribute to the local residents in a tangible way, to assist them in reaching

their dreams. And in this economic climate we know a lot of families are experiencing financial hardship.


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These are challenging times and if we are in a position to assist as a council, what better way than through education. Around the world, people say that if you want to secure your future generation, education is the key. “Last year when the scholarship programme was launched, we got a really good response and met some amazing individuals. “We were so pleased and excited to see young Bermudians doing positive things with CAINES their lives. It was also interesting to see an array of individuals following different disciplines, such as forensics, interior design and architecture. “Most of the applicants were not pursuing the main professions on the island, such as insurance and accountancy. And all of them wanted to come back to Bermuda to further their involvement in the local community, so that was

encouraging. I hope this year we can reach out to let other Devonshire residents know that we have a scholarship available for young Bermudians.” Last year, Shawnae Brangman, a graduate and deputy head girl of Warwick Academy, won the $5,000 scholarship. Ms Brangman started studying social work at Arizona State University in September. She impressed the committee not only with her academic results but also her extra-curricular activities. These included dancing with the Jackson School of Performing Arts, representing Bermuda in athletics, and being a mentor for YouthNet. The first bursary recipient was Masen O’Brien, a graduate and head boy of Bermuda Institute. Mr O’Brien started his biochemistry degree at Oakwood University, Alabama, in the fall and

wants to become a forensic scientist. He is a member of the National Junior Honour Society and National Honour Society, and is also active in his church and the community. The other bursary recipient was Kejon Sampson, a 2009 Berkeley Institute graduate who is studying for a degree in architectural building and engineering technology at the New England Institute of Technology, Rhode Island. Mr Sampson is a volunteer at the CREST: Centre on Angle Street and is a decorated drummer and drum leader with the Centre’s Drum Camp. He played football with Dandy Town Sports Club and was a member of the Junior League Bowling Team and National Team. ■

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Bermuda Health Foundation scholarships BY LAVERNE FURBERT Ten years ago, brothers Philip Butterfield, Vincent Hollinsid and Dr Ewart Brown, along with their friend, the late K Murray Brown, formed the Bermuda Health Foundation. The aim was to honour Bermudians who have provided outstanding public service. The mandate — to create a foundation for future generations. The founders saw the need to provide scholarships for Bermudian students aspiring to careers in the medical field. Since 2004, 28 Bermudians have been awarded Bermuda Health Foundation Scholarships. One of the first recipients of a Bermuda Health Foundation Scholarship was Satinah Furbert who obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree at Hampton University.

Opportunities Satinah is currently employed in the Diagnostic Imaging Department at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. While Satinah was one of the many Bermudians, male and female, who studied nursing, other Bermuda Health Foundation recipients are enrolled in other areas of medicine at various universities, including St George’s University in Grenada, Dalhousie University in Canada, Howard University in Washington, DC, and King’s College in London. Chinue Pitcher was awarded a scholarship in 2005. She began her medical studies at St George’s University in Grenada. She graduated in 2009 and since that time she has met her residency requirement in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Another Bermuda Health Foundation Scholarship winner, Rache Somner, completed a Bachelor of Science Degree at Dalhousie University in Canada.

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HEALTHY START: Bermudians can get a headstart in their medical careers, thanks to the Bermuda Health Foundation. Upon graduation, Rache was offered a position at a hospital in Canada, however, not before completing her final practicum at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in the emergency department. Kaye-Ann Newton, completed Internal Medicine residency training at Howard University in Endocrinology. She is hoping to be Bermuda’s first endocrinologist upon completion of her studies. One of the few men to have been rewarded a Bermuda Health Foundation Scholarship is Joseph Saunders, who studied at King’s College in London. He was recently attached to National Health Service hospitals in London and Kent, performing baby deliveries and other OBGyn duties. In addition to his medical studies, Joseph also studied foreign languages, including Spanish, Thai and Burmese. He participated in a research project in Thailand. The Bermuda Health Foundation invites applications for the 2012 Scholarship awards. Applicants must satisfy the following requirements: ■ Proof of Bermuda status;

■ Proof of the successful completion of the twoyear Associates Degree Programme at Bermuda College, or the successful completion of the second year of an approved college

or university (60 credits); ■ Original transcripts from the college(s) attended; ■ Two letters of recommendation; ■ Proof of admission to an accredited college or university including the area of study; ■ Letter from the college or university supporting tuition fees. Applicants should also submit a letter (including name, address and contact information) outlining why they believe they should be a recipient of this scholarship. The information should be sent to Philip Butterfield, Chairman, Bermuda Health Foundation, PO Box HM 2779, Hamilton HM KX. ■

QUERIES regarding the scholarship should be directed to LaVerne Furbert at lavernef@northrock.bm or at 335-8232.

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How to find a roommate you get on with BY ALLISON PRANG The Mash (Chicago Tribune/ MCT)

We’ve all heard the stories about them. They’re rumoured to creep up on you in the middle of the night. It’s been said that they will bring their entire group of friends into your room at 3 am. You’ve heard they will steal your food, borrow your things and act like your room is their personal playground. There’s even a scary movie dedicated to them. The name of this creature that roams the Earth is someone you’re going to meet on your first day of college: The roommate. Here’s a guide to avoiding nightmare situations with the person you'll be sharing a small space with for an entire school year. Utilize your ‘get-toknow-your-freshman-class’

resources. Chances are your soon-to-be-home will have resources for freshmen either made by administrators or fellow students. There’s usually a student Facebook group for the ‘Class of 2016’ or there will be some type of online meetand-greet where you can find fellow freshmen who are of your same major, hometown and so on.

Random People who don’t know anyone will always be looking for roommates on these networks. Choose someone you know, but don’t. The advice people will give you about living with your best friends is true — don’t do it. An alternative is to choose someone you know and like but aren’t attached at the hip with. Living with your all-time favourite person might seem fun, but after fights

about sharing food, what time the lights go off and bringing people back to the room, an awkward end to that friendship can be near. As a happy medium, try living with someone who you’re friends with but don’t know too well. You’ll have more time to get to know each other and won’t be freaked out at the thought of living with a total stranger. You’ll have a few things in common and will have that connection from home, which will be nice during the transition to college. Plus, when your friends have trouble with their roommates, you can be the dorm where they sleep to get away for a night, and not the roommate they are trying to get away from. Be gutsy and go random. When people talk about their random roommate, most people will bring up horror stories. But in real

life, every roommate isn’t going to be a nightmare. For freshmen who want to start off nice and fresh after high school, this is a viable option. College is a time to explore, and you can start by living with someone different and new who is in your same shoes: not knowing anyone on campus. While your new friend might have some quirks, you won’t have to worry about ruining a friendship. Don’t judge him or her based off their Facebook page, as they are almost always different in person. Having a roommate is never going to be a completely smooth experience. Whether you decide to bunk with someone you know or a total stranger, you’re always going to be risking running into differences with the person. However, that is just one of the essential college experiences. ■


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Making it your own For many people, moving into college means one thing: A trip to Ikea, the furniture powerhouse. While Ikea features lowprice, easy-to-assemble furniture options, most only come in bland colors like black and white. In order to spruce up your Ikea purchases and create a unique dorm space, the geniuses at Thisismykea.com have

come up with a creative solution. Mykea features all of Ikeaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s furniture inventory. Once you pick the piece of furniture you recently purchased, you can choose from hundreds of design covers made by Mykea designers just like you. Mykea offers peel-off stickers to easily apply to your Ikea furniture. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like any of the designs available, you can even come up with your own and upload it to the site. As long as the jpg-format art is high resolution enough, Mykea will take care of the rest and make the furniture stickers. If other people decide to use your design, you will make money every time it is downloaded. If putting stickers on your brand new furniture sounds less than appealing, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that Mykeaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s designs donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave behind any residue. If you place the sticker but decide you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like its look, you can easily remove it and start again. â&#x2013;

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Why not consider college in the UK? But Mark Kelly, vice president of student affairs at Columbia College in Chicago, believes there must be balance between a studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major and core classes. Although most students come to Columbia with clear interests, he says, the benefits of core classes are still present. Another concern with UK standards is that flexibility is out of the question.

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Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a recent trend among college students and it has nothing to do with fashion or even music. In the last five years, the number of students from the US attending universities in the UK has increased by 30 per cent, according to Britainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Higher Education Statistics Agency. A large reason for this is the significantly lower tuition costs of schools throughout the UK compared to private or outof-state schools in the US, says Kate Norman of the British Council, an organization promoting educational opportunities and cultural relations abroad. For example, the University of Edinburgh in Scotland is ranked 20th in the world, according to the 2011 QS World University Rankings, a UK-based ranking company. The cost of undergraduate tuition in the humanities per year for international students at Edinburgh is $28,000,

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CAPITAL: Tower Bridge and the River Thames in London. including room and board. Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, is ranked 24th by QS and tuition costs $41,592. But the total annual cost, including room and board, books and other fees could total as much as $58,429, according to Northwesternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website. Schools in the UK may be more affordable, but the curriculum is also much different. In the UK, gen eds â&#x20AC;&#x201D; courses which all students, regardless of major, must

take â&#x20AC;&#x201D; are not required. Ms Norman explains that if a student is majoring in humanities, for example, he or she is not required to take a math or science course, because high schools in the UK are much more specialized compared to the US. Robert Willis, an international officer specializing in North America from the University of Edinburgh, believes this model allows for â&#x20AC;&#x153;the opportunity to specialize at an earlier stage of your degreeâ&#x20AC;?.

Job opportunities Universities donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allow students to make any drastic changes such as switching from an English to chemistry major, unlike in American universities where schools allow incoming freshmen to declare an undecided major. The good news, though, is that students who graduate from UK schools can still get the same job opportunities in the US. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A large majority of US employers would view a candidate with a UK degree either the same or better than those with a US degree,â&#x20AC;? says Ms Norman. â&#x2013;

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How to decide on your major BY NIA GREEN The Mash (Chicago Tribune/ MCT)

Preparing for college can be very stressful. Trying to figure out your future career at the same time is even worse. Everyone has interests, so why not try to turn that into your major? But what if you have no idea what to do for your future career? Some seniors say it is not that big of a deal. “I think it’s normal to not know your major; in my mind, it’s too early to know what you want to do for your career,” said Brittany Younger, a senior at Rich Central High School in Chicago. According to The Princeton Review, many students select the ‘undecided box’ when applying for college and they wait

to decide on a major later. Some students declare a major on their application, only to switch in college as their interests change. “Studies show that students change their major three to four times before they stick to one,” said Danny Mason, college advisor for the Illinois College Advising Corps.

Interests Most of the time, students can take general education classes that count toward any major, but classes for art majors differ from classes that science or business majors have to take. So, having a general idea of what you want to major in can be a huge help. Lance Jefferson, career research counsellor at Rich Central, suggests dabbling in a field you’re interested in. “Try internships or shad-

owing for programmes like ‘Future Teachers’ to see if that’s what you want to do for your intended major,” he said. Mason adds that using resources available is helpful too. “Branch out (and) talk to college advisors, tutors and upperclassmen,” he said. “Find out what classes to take to build a foundation.” Ricola Braxton, a senior at Chicago Vocational, explained how she found out that she wanted to be a nurse. “I had real life experience having to take care of my mother,” she said. “So many people said I was already good with people so I felt it just fit me.” But Lanier Zimmer, undergraduate admissions officer at University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, said that going to college with an undecid-

ed major isn’t too bad. “I think it’s good being undecided because it’s hard to know what you want to do,” Ms Zimmer said. “You can explore more in college because it opens new doors.”

Helpful tips The Mash asked some college freshmen on how to go about exploring majors and here’s what they said. “Tap into what your strengths are, make a list and do what you’re passionate about because passion speaks.” Eniola Orenuga, Illinois State University. “Go undecided and try to find programmes like freshmen academy at my school that helps you adapt to campus life and find interesting majors.” Marcel Brunious, Grand Valley State University in See MAJORS, page 31


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MAJORS Continued from page 29 Michigan. “Depending on what college you attend, they will have counsellors and resources at your service to help educate you (about) the different majors. “You just have to take on the responsibilities of stepping up and scheduling your appointment about your future. “So just remember not to panic if you don’t have it all planned out. Take initiative.” Tateanna Foster, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Pursue something that you love so you wouldn't mind turning it into a major.” Julian McClinton, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. ■

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DIFFERENT PATH: The view from Max Patch Mountain in the Appalachian Mountains.

■ GAP YEAR / Not ready to go to college yet? Consider a gap year.

Take time out on an adventure BY BRITTANY PENLAND MCT

For the past five months, Austin Whitehead and Steven Pitts woke up each morning to a landscape of pines, winding rivers and changing leaves on the Appalachian Trail. Steven and Austin hiked the Appalachian Trail, or ‘AT’ in one continuous journey. They spent their days trekking 15 to 30 miles on one of the longest continuously marked footpaths in the world — measuring about 2,180 miles. The childhood friends, both from Charlotte, North Carolina, began their journey together, but split up in Vermont so they could follow the trail’s motto of ‘hike your own hike’. Steven finished November 5, and Austin on November 19. Thru-hikers typically start their six-month trip at the southern terminus at Springer Mountain, Georgia, proceeding north through 14 states. Steven and Austin took a

path less travelled and, on June 19, left from the northern end in Katahdin, Maine. Fewer than 1,000 people have reported completion of the trail on a southbound hike.

Meet the hiker: Austin Whitehead Austin, 19, a recent Myers Park High School graduate, decided to take a ‘gap year’ before attending college. Hiking the Appalachian Trail was the first segment in the gap. It “was always something in my mind I wanted to do,” he said. “As I got closer to applying to college, I had no idea what I wanted to do and I wanted more experience, so I took a gap year.” Roughly two to three million people visit the AT each year, according to the trail’s site, and about 1,800 to 2,000 people attempt a thru-hike. Only one in four completes it. “Rain or shine, cold or hot, it’s very ritualistic,” Austin said about the hike.

“It’s not always an adventure. It’s meditating.” One of his more difficult stretches came when Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee hit the East Coast. Day after day, Austin woke up to drenched belongings, and hiked through constant rainfall. “It’s so much of a mental battle convincing yourself to take the next step,” he said.

Solitude Austin met other thruhikers on the trail for company. In mid-October, he spent time travelling with a hiker headed to Atkins, Virgina, where he set a personal-best day of 33 miles. It was his 19th birthday. “I never (felt) lonely, but I have learned to appreciate conversation,” Austin said. That night, Austin said he was looking forward to catching sleep in a threesided shelter, which are common on the trail. There are more than 250 three-sided shelters placed along the trail to relieve

hikers, according to the AT website. As he approached the structure, the last thing he wanted to see was rowdy campers. His blog: “I came in and was greeted by a barking dog. The picnic table was littered with stuff and a big flashlight sat on the table: To me this meant a shelter full of obnoxious people and a long night, but then I realized that it was my dog (Sandy) that was barking and my family that was holding the flashlight!” His parents had driven to Virginia to meet him for a surprise birthday party. They hiked three miles with buckets of KFC chicken and two cookie cakes. “My mood quickly turned and a night of frivolities ensued.” On the trail he often called “from mountain tops or ridgelines where cell service is the best, or from grocery stores” while resupplying, his mother, Beth Whitehead, said. See GAP YEAR, page 32


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when he left, but there is a maturing that happens when a person is responsible for himself.”

Continued from page 31 “I told him before he left I would be happy if he just called to say, ‘Mom, this is the most beautiful view’.” While hiking in Virginia, Austin got a taste of ‘trail magic’ when he stopped at a laundromat to escape the cold for a few hours. He wrote: “In this short amount of time I was given leftovers from the restaurant next door, offered a ride to a nearby Dollar General, and just when I was getting ready to walk to the shelter that the town built behind the laundromat for hikers, a family in a beat-up Volvo told me to wait there for just one more minute — 15 minutes later they returned with six hot dogs, hot chocolate mix, a litre of homemade, piping hot clam chowder and some Dr Pepper. Southern hospitality is alive and well.”

Nicknames Trail name: Mismatch. Within the first 100 miles, Austin lost one of his trekking poles as he was fording a river. His mom had to send him a pole from another set. What he’ll study in college: “I have no idea... The only thing that seems to be certain is that I will not be making any money as an adult, but I am sure I will be doing something that I love.” Three things everyone should carry with them: “On trail and in life, I have found that a pen, paper and a book are worth having on my person at all times. All of these have their traditional functions... but they also open you up to the people around you.” While the allure of the AT is not for all, Austin says it was a great option for him during his gap year, especially since he is not sure about a career yet. “You can be successful by filling a mould,” he said, “but it’s much more fun to not.” Ms Whitehead said: “It is so hard to put into words what I’ve seen over the past five months. “Austin was a great kid

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‘There were a lot of times I really felt Meet the hiker: Steven Pitts like quitting and I would be halfway Steven, 19, a recent graduate of East Mecklenburg up the trail and say, ‘I quit’. But I High, discovered the thrill of exploring while reading adventure novels. couldn’t.’ At 15, he began to plan a gap year to relieve his itch for adventure and hike the AT. “I grew up being a huge fan of high fantasy novels and my dad gave me my love for hiking and the outdoors. “Whenever I went camping, I felt like I was living out some of my favorite stories,” Steven said. Hiking the trail ‘seemed like the perfect way for me to have my own personal big adventure”. To celebrate the finish of his five-month hike, Steven’s family climbed to the summit of Spring Mountain, Georgia, to greet him. “The entire trek was demanding. But not in the ways I expected,” Steven said. “It demanded that I endure long days over rough terrain and often in poor weather. But it also demanded me not to take the hike too seriously and ... enjoy the sights and experiences that the trail had to offer. “Sometimes the hardest thing for me to do was enjoy myself, but once I did, the trail became a breeze.” Travelling above the tree line in New England was a highlight on the trail, Steven said. The views along the White Mountains and the Presidential Mountain Range were breathtaking. “You could see for hundreds of miles in the distance, which was really lucky because the White Mountains, particularly Mount Washington, are known for having horrible weather,” Steven said. “When I got up there, there was not a cloud in the sky.” He also stumbled upon a large field of quartz and saw the Lake of the Clouds, a body of water that sits

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atop the White Mountains at about 5,000 feet. The highest elevation Steven climbed was Clingmans Dome in the Smoky Mountains, at 6,643 feet, he said. Chris Pitts, his dad, celebrated his 50th birthday by making that hike with Steven. Along the trail, Steven encountered an abundance of wildlife, including a moose in Maine and nine bears in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. But it was an encounter with a falling tree that rattled his nerves.

The hunger “I was coming up a switchback and I heard some small rocks shifting on the ground and I thought, ‘OK, it’s a rocky section of the trail, maybe someone is coming up’. “I heard it more and I looked up and there’s this massive tree coming down right over the trail.” He had to scramble up the side of the bank to avoid being struck. “I walked up to it once I got my breath back,” he said. The downed tree was up to his chest in diameter. Like many along the trail, Steven was consumed by ‘the hunger’, as hikers call it. “It didn’t matter what you put in front of me, I ate it. I would never touch hummus, but I ate that by the bucket-full.” At a hostel, there was a leftover pizza topped with Doritos, salad, taco meat and “anything you could imagine,” he added. “I ate half of the thing.” Steven advises new hik-

ers to spend some time on a portion of the trail to become familiar with their surroundings before a thruhike, and to take it a day at a time. “There were a lot of times I really felt like quitting and I would be halfway up the trail and say, ‘I quit’. But I couldn't,” he said. It was the support of his parents, he said, that kept him going on the trail. “Whenever I was really down, they would remind me this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Ann Pitts, his mother, said: “In this day and age, I don’t feel like a four-year college degree is for every person, and I don’t think that’s what he wanted to do after school. What a better time (to explore, when) you’re young and you have no responsibilities?” Trail name: “That depends on who you ask. Some hikers early on tried to call me Grits, for my Southern taste in breakfast. Others called me Hiccup. One wouldn’t stop tagging me as Babyface, because I shaved during my hike, which is considered unusual for long-distance hikers. “I always signed into registers as Hiccup though. That’s what I got called the most.” Steven enjoys painting with watercolours and is thinking about attending art school. ■

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At Butterfield, we are committed to supporting our local community and investing in its future. Our scholarships provide financial assistance to students with proven potential who are pursuing a degree.

Scholarship Opportunities Undergraduate Scholarship In honour of Sir Harry D. Butterfield, this scholarship is valid for up to four years of study abroad at an approved college or university. The award has an annual value of BM $25,000.

Postgraduate Scholarship In honour of Sir A. Dudley Spurling, this scholarship is valid for up to four years of study abroad at an approved college or university. The award has an annual value of BM $25,000. Completed application forms and all original documents must be received at the Human Resources Department, Fourth Floor, Head Office (Reid Street) no later than 5:00 p.m. on the last Friday in March, addressed to: The Secretary, The Scholarship Selection Committee Butterfield, P.O. Box HM 195, Hamilton HM AX | Tel (441) 299 3821 | Fax (441) 295 3878 Please state what scholarship you are applying for on the outside of the envelope. Application forms are available on our website.

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Pursuing Excellence

We are committed to supporting Bermudians in their academic and career developments.

VaShon Williams (pictured above) is the 2011 RenaissanceRe Undergraduate Scholarship Award recipient. He graduated from the Bermuda Institute with Honours and will be pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Physics, at Oakwood University. RenaissanceRe is a leading global provider of catastrophe reinsurance and we are looking for talented people to join us. We offer an array of career paths in a variety of international locations, and the chance to work alongside some of the most respected people in the industry.

Some of the careers we offer: • Claims & Underwriting Support

Facilities & Office Management Finance & Accounting Human Resources Information Technology

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Investments Legal Marketing Software Development Underwriting & Modeling

careers@renre.com www.renre.com

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