(CMR)Three undergraduates pursuing degrees overseas have received grants totalling $15,000 USD from Scotiabank Cayman.
The grant recipients are Allena Rankine – who is currently pursuing a degree in Business Management, Jada Elliot- an Industrial Psychology major and Halle Whittaker, who is now studying for a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Information Technology.
Each received $5000 USD in financial assistance that will be used towards tuition, student fees, books and other supplies.
Gregory Fletcher, Head of Wealth and Market Lead for Scotiabank Cayman explained that for the past five years, Scotiabank Cayman has presented educational grants to Caymanian students pursuing undergraduate studies in business or finance at a university or college overseas.
“We are pleased to present these grants to these deserving students who, despite the unique challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, continue to be committed to the pursuit of their educational goals.” Fletcher said
First time recipient, Jada Elliot, who is studying at the St John’s University in New York, said that during the economically challenging times the grant was well appreciated.
“I would like to express my utmost gratitude for being selected as a recipient for this grant. I would also like to thank Scotiabank and their staff for their commitment and service to us students during these unprecedented times,” said Elliot.
Similar sentiments were expressed by Whittaker, a student at the University of Manchester in England, who expressed gratitude to the Bank for making the grant available.
“As a young Caymanian I am excited to make Scotiabank and my country proud,” said Whittaker.
“I thank Scotiabank for their continuous support in helping me achieve my goal of completing my bachelor's in Business Management,” said Rankine who is Receiving assistance for the third time.
All three students left Cayman over the summer to continue their educational pursuits abroad.
Scotiabank has been a longstanding supporter of both youth and educational initiatives and maintains several scholarship programs across the region.