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Department of Workforce Development 2016 scholarship recipients

14 July, 2016

At a brief ceremony held yesterday, the Minister of Home Affairs, the Hon. Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, JP, MP presented scholarship awards to the Department of Workforce Development 2016 scholarship recipients. The Ministry of Home Affairs awarded funding for 34 students studying at The Bermuda College and in overseas universities.

This year’s recipients are furthering their studies in Hospitality/ Culinary Arts, Health Care/ Nursing/ medicine, Construction/ Engineering/ Automotive, Business/ Mathematics, Cyber Security/ Forensics/ Counter Fraud and Marine Teaching. It should be noted that scholarships are contingent upon persons meeting the minimum GPA requirements of 2.67 locally and 2.7 for overseas (B- equivalent) per term/semester.

The Department offered funding in three categories, they are:

Overseas Funding - Up to $10,000.00 annually for tuition purposes only and may be provided for the initial length of the programme.

Local Funding - Full tuition per semester. Presented to persons to attend various local institutions.

Professional Development - Recipients are eligible to receive 50% of tuition up to, but not exceeding $5,000.00 for a maximum of one year. This Award remains open all year round and is for persons currently working and who are looking for some financial assistance towards their professional development.

Pictured with Minister Gordon-Pamplin are Work Force Development training officers and the scholarship recipients: 

  1. Jahkia Bolin, Bermuda College, Associate in Science (Nursing)
  2. Jordan Johnson, Bermuda College, Associate of Science (Computer Information Systems)
  3. Theresa-Lynn  Santucci, Bermuda College, Associate in Science (Nursing)
  4. Tryrone Pedro, Bermuda College, Diploma in Culinary Arts
  5. Olievia Martins, Bermuda College, Associate in Science (Nursing)
  6. Angela Sweeting, Bermuda College, Associate in Science (Nursing)
  7. Shanae Seaman, Bermuda College, Associate in Science (Nursing)
  8. Jahru Edmead, Bermuda College, Associate of Arts
  9. Jaidah  Bailey, University of Nevada Las Vegas, BSc in Hospitality Management
  10. Keri Brangman, New England Institute of Technology, Associate Degree in Surgical Technology (CST)
  11. Tabia   Butterfield, Seneca College, Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  12. Justine Dzofonoo-Burch, New England Institute of Technology,Bachelors in Cyber Security & Network Engineering
  13. Erin Greig, Warsash Academy, OOW Unlimited Honors in Nautical Science
  14. Wesley Hall, University of the West Indies, Master of Arts in Teaching
  15. Niambi Landy-Philpott , Acadia University, BSc. (Mathematics and Statistics)
  16. Cholae Martin, University of Nottingham, MPharm
  17. Comori Matthew, New England Institute of Technology,Mechanical Engineering
  18. Kobe Richardson, Purdue University  Building Construction Management/Field Engineer
  19. Sajni Richardson, Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Arts & Food Service Management
  20. Jessica Richardson, Loughborough University, Mathematics Education
  21. Ezzarha Shakir, Oxford Brookes University,   Nursing
  22. Ranisha Simmons, Mount Saint Vincent University,  Bachelor of Business
  23. Alexis Smith, Leeds Beckett University, BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics and Security
  24. Vernon Symonds-Dill, Niagara College, Mechnical Engineering Technology (Co-Op)
  25. Shiloh Todd, Johnson & Wales University, Bachelor Degree in Restaurant Management
  26. Janay Trott, Keele University, MPharm
  27. Kayla Williams, International Culinary Institute of Switzerland, BA (Hon) Culinary Arts
  28. Stephanie Wright, Sheffield Hallam University, BSc. in Nursing
  29. Shaunte' Young, Mercy College, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology
  30. Kenneth Bartram, University Portsmith, BA Security Management
  31. Murrinda Bailey, Bermuda College,  Nursing                 
  32. Jahru Edmead, Bermuda College, Assoc. Arts         
  33. Kyrstal Foote, Bermuda College,  Nursing               
  34. Najah Garcia, Bermuda College, Nursing