Three students now pursuing undergraduate degrees overseas have received grants totalling $15,000 USD from Scotiabank Cayman.
They 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 noted.
A first time recipient, Elliot who is studying at the St John’s University in New York said “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.” Whittaker, a student at the University of Manchester in England, expressed gratitude to the Bank saying "As a young Caymanian I am excited to make Scotiabank and my country proud!" Receiving assistance for the third time, Rankine who is also studying in the UK said “I thank Scotiabank for their continuous support in helping me achieve my goal of completing my bachelor's in Business Management.” 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.