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01 Introduction

02 EY 2019: EY Empowering

High Performers

03 EY: Awarding the best applicants

04 BUTTERFIELD: Undergraduate

Scholarship Recipient

06 Tips on choosing a career

07 Carey Olsen: Articled clerk and

scholarship opportunities

08 Common questions asked at an

interview

09 PwC’s Career Development

Programme

10 Harneys: Imagine an employer who

shares your ambitions

11 Campbells: Allowing talent to

flourish

12 Greenlight Re: funding opportunities

13 Maples: Career advantages with

Maples

14 Dart: Meet Dart scholarship recipient,

Stephanie Gunby

16 Angels Oversees: supporting Caymanians

overseas

18 How to be a winner

19 Cayman Water Authority: Investing in

Caymanian students

21 Ministry of Education: FAQs

22-24 Scholarships listings

2020

A YEAR AND A DECADE

OF NEW OPPORTUNITIES

The start of a new year always signals

change and presents an opportunity

for new beginnings. However, here we

are in 2020 also welcoming a fresh new

decade, yet somehow this also triggers a

re-energised optimism for change in the

form of a ten-year plan of action.

This is excellent timing if you are a student planning to further your education and

you’re currently strategising your studies and career path. Where will this decade take

you?

At Yello, we appreciate the challenge all young people face when making a decision

about their future profession, so we’ve compiled some useful advice in our article

entitled “Choosing A Career” featured on page 6.

And of course, the purpose of this directory is to guide students through the process

of selecting and securing a scholarship or other funding.

Don’t procrastinate. It’s time to be proactive and take a thorough look at the adverts

in this magazine and study the listings at the back highlighting the scholarships

available locally.

Time is of the essence as there are deadlines to be met and you need to allocate plenty

of time to completing the application form. The application process cannot be rushed.

It’s crucial to pay attention to the questions asked and ensure the answers are detailed

and relevant.

Talent Consultant at EY, Jan Conolly, has given us some insight into what the EY

scholarship committee looks for in applicants keen to pursue a career with the

renowned global company. See page 3.

EY’s scholarship offers recipients incredible overseas work opportunities.

Don’t delay, review the scholarships and funding offered by the Cayman Government

and international businesses. Consider your ten-year education and vocation plan and

where it will take you. Being awarded a scholarship can make your dreams come true.

Special thanks to: Dr Shari G Smith and Dr Nicole

Thompson, Scholarship Secretariat Office, at the

Ministry of Education for their continued support.

Also, we acknowledge all of our advertisers who

have invested in the education of students and

participated in this directory. The business locations

where we distribute the directories. Thank you,

everyone, for your support.

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What will be

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in the future, the

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mindset?

At EY Cayman Ltd., we are helping our clients

navigate the age of innovation and disruption.

The way we work is changing – and the talent

we recruit is changing too.

If you are interested in scholarship, internship

or graduate opportunities, apply directly at

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Q&A WITH EY TALENT CONSULTANT

JANIECIA CONNOLLY

Tell us about the process of selecting a scholarship recipient

We review all applicants and narrow down our list based on specific

criteria required for the program. We identify candidates that

are pursuing a degree in an area that matches the requirements

for a career with EY, have a strong academic record, are pursuing

interests outside of their studies and are active in their communities.

Candidates are then invited to interview with our Scholarship

Committee.

What makes an applicant stand out?

A candidate that has done their research on EY, comes prepared and

able to articulate their story to the committee, incorporating relevant

skills and experiences while giving us the opportunity to become

familiar with their personality.

EY’s scholarships funding is exceptionally generous, so what are

your expectations of the recipient?

Recipients of the award must be enrolled full-time at an approved

college or university and working toward a bachelor’s or master’s

degree in Accounting, Finance, Computer Science, Actuarial

Science, Mathematics, Data Analytics or other appropriate major,

and maintain a grade point average requirement of 3.3 or above.

Each recipient is required to intern at EY each summer break until

their graduation. Upon graduation scholarship recipients are asked

to commit to working with EY for a minimum of 3 years.

Describe the academic standard and learning mindset that you

are seeking in the perfect applicant.

In addition to a strong academic record, we look for students that are

consistently seeking opportunities to learn and challenge themselves.

We solve our clients most complex issues, so we want innovators and

people that ask questions and challenge the status quo.

What personal characteristics are you looking for?

We’re seeking individuals who embrace our firm values. People

that demonstrate integrity, respect, teaming, enthusiasm and the

courage to lead.

Are there specific universities and colleges that EY favours?

EY does not favor any specific universities or colleges. When

selecting a university or college, it is important to attend one that

has a solid or recognized program in their desired area of study.

Your career path at EY

I began my career at EY in October 2004 post graduation from

John Gray High School and was employed for 5 years until I made

the decision to purse a degree at Johnson & Wales University

in Miami. After graduating in 2012, I returned to Cayman and

ventured into banking but returned to my EY family in October

2014 as a Talent Consultant for our Cayman and BVI offices.

Whilst at university I gained a love for the Human Resources field

and its many aspects, especially the Scholarship and Internship

programs. I’m reminded through these platforms of my start with

EY and the endless opportunities and mentorship wich I was

provided at a young age; it’s important to my purpose and passion

to pass this on to others.

How many years you’ve been interviewing applicants and how

many students do you think you’ve interviewed?

I’ve had the honor of interviewing candidates for 4 years and have

met around 45 applicants during this time. Each year the candidate

pool is more competitive and reflects the many talents and passions

of the students we have in Cayman. I look forward to it every year!

An overview of the EY scholarship.

The EY Scholarship is valued at up to US$30,000 per annum and is

renewable for up to a maximum of five years or until the recipient

has completed the minimum educational requirements to qualify

for a professional license, if applicable. Applications are accepted

on an annual basis from January 15 to April 15. More information

on the EY Scholarship can be found at www.ey.com/scholarship.

Any questions can be directed to me at Janiecia.Connolly@ky.ey.

com.


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THE ANNUAL BUTTERFIELD

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

Butterfield 2019 scholar, Marley McCoy, with Michael McWatt, Managing Director of Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited.

Butterfield is committed to

helping young Caymanians

reach their potential through

higher education, that’s why we

provide the Annual Butterfield

Undergraduate Scholarship—

to assist students who are

pursuing an undergraduate

degree at overseas colleges and

universities.

This is the “Scholarship of

Choice”: Butterfield invites

students wishing to pursue

any academic area to apply.

Past recipients include lawyers,

accountants, teachers, artists,

health professionals and all are

contributing their knowledge

and passion for the benefit of

Cayman’s community.

To become a Butterfield

Scholarship recipient, receiving

up to $30,000 towards tertiary

level tuition for four years,

you will have excellent grades

and be an all-around student,

with passions outside of the

classroom.

See below for some important

tips to note when applying for

the Butterfield Undergraduate

Scholarship:

- You must be Caymanian and

between the ages of 17 to 25.

- Make sure you complete the

Butterfield Undergraduate

Scholarship Application in full.

- Include a letter from a parent/

guardian undertaking to accept

responsibility for additional

funds over and above the

Scholarship allowance necessary

to maintain the scholar at an

educational institution abroad,

or a letter from a Bank stating

that additional funds are

available is required.

- Three references are required:

one from your school principal

and two character references.

- Academic certificates, together

with full details of grades

attained in the various subjects.

Official certification of grades is

necessary if these do not appear

on actual certificates.

- Allow yourself sufficient time

to collect the various documents

required. Failure to provide

the required documents might

render you ineligible.

- When presenting your

information, be clear and

concise. How clearly you

communicate is as important as

what you communicate.

- Separate yourself from the

other candidates. Show passion

and genuine interest in your

writing. Your application letter

should identify the reasons

you want the scholarship, and

why you’re interested in your

particular area of study, as well

as the reasons you believe you

deserve to receive it.

- Pay special attention to the

presentation and proof-reading

of your application. Be aware of

sentence structure, spelling and

grammar.

- Responsibility for the

submission of the required

documents, on or before the

stated deadline, rests entirely

with each applicant. Butterfield

will not follow up with

applicants to obtain missing

documentation.

The application deadline is

Friday, 27 March 2020.

- All completed applicationsfor

the Butterfield Undergraduate

Scholarship should be submitted to:

Human Resources, 2020

Undergraduate Scholarship, Butterfield

Bank(Cayman) Limited, P.O. Box

705, Grand Cayman, KY1-1107

CAYMAN ISLANDS

E-mail:

caystudents@butterfieldgroup.com

- Please ensure that softcopy

submissions and all supporting

documents are in PDF format.

- To view the fullButterfield

Undergraduate Scholarship

requirements and terms and

conditions, or to download your

application today, visit us online

at www.ky.butterfieldgroup.com.

INTERVIEW

TIPS

Here are a few tips

to consider if you

are shortlisted to

be interviewed

for the Butterfield

Undergraduate

Scholarship:

- Be confident. Take the

time to clearly think

about your responses.

If you are unsure of a

question, ask that it be

repeated again.

- Display good body

language. Be friendly and

positive while displaying

controlled energy. Offer

a firm handshake (before

and after) and maintain

eye contact.

- Show real passion and

interest in your area of

study. This will help you

to truly stand out from

the other applicants.

- Be prepared to ask

a question of the

scholarship committee;

leave a lasting

impression!

- Most importantly, be

yourself! A genuine

representation of your

true self is always more

effective than an act.



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TIPS ON HOW TO CHOOSE A CAREER

By Lisa Beauchamp

From a young age, some children are lucky enough to know what they want to be when they grow up: doctors, aeroplane pilots,

vets or astronauts. The challenge then is making it happen! However, for the majority of teens, they find themselves under pressure

to choose a subject to study for a degree which will lead to a fulfilling career. And yet, their aspirations may change monthly from

being a hairdresser to a police officer to a lawyer to a fashion designer. It can be both overwhelming and incredibly daunting to

decide on a career at such a young age.

Yello has compiled some advice about how to tackle this critical decision-making process:

• What interests you - assess what you are good at and enjoy versus what you are least good at; focus on your personal strengths

and what truly captures your attention. Don’t choose a career in an industry that doesn’t interest you.

• Get experience – get a weekend job or a summer job. What better way to get first-hand experience and truly understand what

the industry/profession involves. Do you have aspirations of being a chef? Then intern at a local restaurant and see if working

in a hot kitchen under pressure appeals to you.

• Internship – contact companies and ask to intern for the opportunity to gain experience during the summer and/or school

holidays. Keep in mind that it’s going to be a challenge to secure a job in your area of interest with no or limited skills. Be

proactive!

• Talk to professionals – you may be surprised at how well your personality is suited to a particular job or industry. You may also

discover it’s not what you thought it would be.

• Think of the career in terms of skills – what are the skills that you’ll need in order to perform the tasks or the role?

• Volunteer in the community – this is a great way to expose yourself to different situations and network with people.

• Research qualifications – you need to know what qualifications are required to enter this industry and start to format your

plan of action to obtain them.

Also, don’t forget, it’s important to consider your personal qualities. Do you work well independently versus in a team? Do you

enjoy caring for people, have the ability to listen and manage your time wisely? Are you a planner or a procrastinator? Think about

whether money is a motivator.

So, whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, choose a career that is suited to your personality.

Good luck!


CAYMAN SCHOLARSHIPS DIRECTORY 2020 07

Our 18-month articled clerk training program will provide you with

invaluable insight and commercial experience under the guidance of

our highly-regarded Cayman Islands lawyers. Candidates must have

or expect to obtain a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree.

We offer two types of annual scholarship for local or overseas study:

US$12,000 to support a suitably qualified Caymanian student pursuing

undergraduate studies; and US$30,000 to support a Caymanian

graduate studying for a GDL or LPC qualification.

To apply to join us as an articled clerk or for a scholarship award,

please send a covering letter along with your CV and proof of your

Caymanian status to: recruitment@careyolsen.com

The submission deadline is 26 June 2020.

BIGGER PICTURE

Articled clerk

and scholarship

opportunities

OFFSHORE LAW SPECIALISTS

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IT’S INTERVIEW TIME: ON HOW TO

PREPARE

By Lisa Beauchamp

Why should you be awarded the scholarship? Be honest and

sincere. Highlight your work ethic and past accomplishments

representative of your commitment to your future education and

success. Do not beg that without the scholarship you are unable to

attend college.

What are your strengths? Be sure to come up with two to three

strengths and back them up with concrete examples.

What are your weaknesses? Share a weakness that you have

converted into a strength by facing your fear. Show how you have

overcome this fear by reading and research, or taking a course.

Show initiative.

How do you plan to allocate the scholarship money? Create a

budget that features your estimated expenses for gaining a degree,

include all resources. Prove that you are aiming to keep your

student debt to a minimum.

You’ve submitted your application form, waited patiently for a

response, and then received a request to attend an interview for

the scholarship you’ve dreamed of. Nerves set in and you start

to wonder, ‘what questions will I be asked?’ Each scholarship

committee will have its own list of criteria.

In order to prepare in advance, read through the selection

below of standard questions asked at a scholarship

interview:

Tell us about yourself? This is your opportunity to tell the

interviewer(s) what distinguishes you from other applicants.

Don’t recite your resume. Convey what makes you an interesting

individual – a special talent or interest, and the past experiences

that set you apart.

Why do you wish to enter this career? You must prove your

reasons and know the answer to this question. It is very important

to focus on what motivates you. Refer to books, movies, mentors,

and public figures, and reveal your influences.

What are your academic goals? Be ready to reveal not only your

academic goals, but also your future career goals. They work hand

in hand. The organisation may offer you a job as a result of your

scholarship.

Do you have proven leadership skills? You may not have held

titled leadership roles, however, have you led a team at sports, a

special project or a charity event? Describe how you motivated

your team members or organised something that involved a group

of people.

Have you travelled overseas? If so, where and what were

your experiences? The confidence to travel and ability to

take responsibility for your own well being while overseas are

significant factors for the interviewers to consider. Focus on

positive experiences. If applicable, share details of a situation

that you had to handle on your own and how you overcame this

challenge.

If you are unsuccessful in receiving a scholarship from us,

what will you do? It’s acceptable to admit that you would be

disappointed to be rejected. Ask for alternative ways to be part

of the organisation in the future, perhaps by seeking a role

as a summer student? Confirm that you will apply to other

organisations within the industry for a scholarship opportunity.

Make it clear that you understand that persistence pays off and that

you are worthy of investing in.

Do you have any questions?

Don’t be shy to ask questions, this proves your desire to learn

more about the company and opportunities. Have a list of

questions prepared. Also, ask for clarification about any topics

discussed that you need further explanation regarding. Don’t ask

questions for the sake of asking questions, show genuine interest.

Be prepared to answer questions regarding your hobbies and

interests, which you may have stated on your application form.

You may be asked further questions about your interests, to reveal

what books you have read, to elaborate about places you have

visited, or, people you have met, etc.

Be honest when completing your application form. Highlight your

strengths and accomplishments, and most all of – be yourself.


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WHICH COLLEGE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

By Lisa Beauchamp

With so many excellent colleges offering the same major, you

need to consider each option carefully. It’s crucial to match your

needs and priorities in order to ensure your college experience

is fulfilling. Ask yourself the following questions and focus on

your preferences and interests so you can format a relevant and

attainable list of colleges.

What do you want to major in? If the decision is yours and

you’ve selected an area of study that interests you, then you need

to research colleges that offer this syllabus. If it does have the

appropriate major, is the major programme sufficient?

Do you need flexibility to change majors? Be careful as

changing majors once or even multiple times can seriously

affect your graduation date, your scholarship (if you have one),

be costly financially and cause you a lot of stress

Large versus small university environment? At a larger

university or college, there are greater opportunities to

meet many new people and participate in a multitude of

extracurricular events. However, this may not appeal to more

introverted students who could feel quite overwhelmed.

Geographic location of college? This is an important

consideration for students wishing to travel home to Cayman

for the holidays. Is the college close to the airport? Can you

tolerate colder temperatures including snow? Is the college

located close to a town or city where you may apply for

internships or jobs in the future, and weekend jobs?

Reputation and referrals - It’s valuable to listen to current

students’ experiences and check the college’s graduation results.

Ask about the professors and sizes of classes.

Extracurricular activities - These are an important part of

your development and engagement with college life. Decide

which activities are significant to you.

Consider all of these factors and you’ll be able to make a sound

decision.


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STAY AHEAD OF THE

COMPETITION

By Lisa Beauchamp

Competition to win a scholarship is tougher than ever as more students are applying for these prestigious and

highly sought after awards. What makes some students stand out more than others?

Here are some tips on staying ahead:

• Get a head start – start doing your research early, don’t wait until the last minute and rush your application. You

cannot afford to miss the deadline. By submitting in advance, you are staying ahead of the students who will be tardy.

• Do your research – only apply for scholarships you are eligible to apply for.

• Read instructions and requirements carefully – writing an essay, completing a form, a combination of both,

submitting references.

• Take your time – give your application the time, concentration and dedicated preparation it deserves.

• Check your spelling – your application represents you on paper, which means it reflects who you are, careless spelling

errors make you appear sloppy. Ask a friend, parent or teacher to proofread the final version.

• Be thorough – answer every question, don’t leave any boxes blank.

• Relevance – include all relevant information about your experience, your interests, and goals, which are compatible

with the scholarship on offer. Sell your talents on paper!

• References – ask people who know you well to write letters of recommendation, ask them to clearly convey in what

capacity they know you.

Make a copy for yourself of your completed application.

Finally, wait patiently to be invited for an interview.

Imagine an employer

who shares

your ambitions.

In order to deliver the high-quality services for which we

are known, Harneys requires exceptional people.

Harneys is now accepting applications for the following:

• articled clerk training programme

• student scholarship

• summer internship programme

Closing date: 15 March 2020

Join Harneys, a global offshore law firm with entrepreneurial thinking.

Find out more at harneys.com/careers


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Allowing Talent to Flourish

It all starts with a solid foundation. Campbells is committed to supporting the education and development of the

youth in our community and is pleased to offer a scholarship in the Cayman Islands.

Campbells’ scholarship is open to eligible Caymanians. It offers US$20,000 per annum for up to three years, with

preference given to applicants pursuing a degree in law or a postgraduate professional legal qualification.

To learn more about Campbells’ scholarship and to find out how to apply visit our website at

www.campbellslegal.com/careers/scholarships.

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INVESTING IN CAYMANIAN STUDENTS

Since the inception of our Scholarship Program in 2008,

we have provided monetary assistance to many Caymanian

students who wish to further their post high school education

locally, allowing them to obtain degrees or vocational training

in the field of their choice.

We grant scholarships to students who wish to attend The

University College of the Cayman Islands, The International

College of the Cayman Islands or locally based vocational

training. In special cases, scholarships for A-Level studies

may also be considered. Applicants for scholarship must be

Caymanian and in need of financial assistance, without which

they would be unable to continue with their chosen academic or

vocational training.

Our scholarship application window runs from June 1st – August 1st.

All recipients are expected to maintain agreed upon grade point

averages throughout the term of their scholarship.

If you believe this scholarship would be right for you, please go to

our website www.greenlightre.com to obtain an application form.

Applications should be submitted before August 1, 2020

to scholarships@greenlightre.ky.

The Greenlight Re Scholarship Committee will contact all eligible

applicants for an interview.


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ENDLESS

OPPORTUNITIES

FOR FUTURE LEADERS

The Maples Group is committed to

recruiting, training and promoting

aspiring lawyers and support

professionals in the Cayman Islands.

Scholarships are available for legal

and non-legal undergraduate and

postgraduate degree courses.

DEADLINES

Legal scholarships

1 March

Non-legal scholarships

30 April

Articles of Clerkship programme

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

100+ scholarships

since 2007

40+ international

secondments

30+

articled clerks

admitted since

2005

For more information on career opportunities, visit

maples.com/careers


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DART SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT:

STEPHANIE GUNBY

Stephanie Gunby is a 2016 William A. Dart Memorial University Scholar. She studies Marine and Freshwater Biology at the University of

Guelph in Ontario, Canada, and spent summer 2019 at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, taking part

in a marine biology and oceanography field course. Stephanie’s project? The effect of salinity on the crawling speed of green sea urchins

and the implications on their intertidal distribution. Read on to learn more about Stephanie and her experience as a Dart Scholar.

Why did you apply for the William A. Dart Memorial University

Scholarship?

I wanted a scholarship that provided more than just funding; I was

looking for opportunities to become more involved in the local

community and because of Dart’s community ties, and because

I am a Dart Scholar, I have been afforded opportunities which

have molded me into a more well-rounded student, scientist and

Caymanian.

Has being a Dart Scholar helped you achieve your dreams of

studying and researching marine and freshwater biology?

To be a Dart Scholar means something big. It come with a sense of

pride, and it brings opportunity; and I have had the opportunity

to work in my field both within Dart, and the wider community.

These experiences bolstered my confidence, strengthened by belief

that anything is attainable, and I know I have the support of the

Dart family behind me, encouraging me to achieve my fullest

potential.

You are in your final year of your honours undergraduate degree

in Marine and Freshwater Biology, what’s next?

Before I graduate, I will complete a thesis research course. This

isn’t a mandatory part of my program but many students choose to

partner with a professor and carry out their own research project

based on that professor’s research – and in the past, some students’

work has been published in scientific journals. I am working with

a professor who studies the physiology of the cardiac tissue in

hagfish hearts, and he hopes his research will prove useful in the

medical field.

When I finish my undergrad, I hope to pursue a master’s degree

either at Guelph in integrative biology, or at the Ontario Veterinary

College (OVC), which is affiliated with the University of Guelph.

Are you enjoying your experience at Guelph University?

I love Guelph - the town and the university. It’s a small town and

the university strives to create a tight-knit community, making it

feel like home.

Do you have any advice for other students that are looking at

studying STEM subjects?

My best advice is to just go for it. If you are interested in a STEM

subject, explore it further and find opportunities to give yourself

experience in what interests you. Life is too short to wonder “what

if?” My advice is: always believe in yourself, even if others don’t

think you can do something. Prove them wrong. You can do

anything you set your mind to. If you want it enough, nothing is

unattainable.


A whole new world of possibilities.

It begins with a simple application.

The Dart High School Scholarship

Submit your application by 8 April 2020

The William A. Dart University Scholarship

Submit your application by 15 May 2020

Beyond prestige and financial support for both high school and

university students, the Dart Scholarship provides young Caymanians

with life-changing experience in the real world of industry. If you’re a

high achieving Caymanian student with aspirations to be a future

leader and innovator, we invite you to apply for the 2020 programme.

dartscholar.ky


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HOW TO BE A WINNER

By Lisa Beauchamp

The criteria for judging scholarship applications varies from

company to company. There is no single method that can be

revealed, every scholarship selection committee will be different.

However, here are some common practices:

PROCESS OF ELIMINATION

The first step is to eliminate the applicants who do not qualify.

There may be an internal check- list in place which will reject

incomplete forms, application forms with spelling errors, and those

submitted without specific support material -references/photos/

essays.

COMPARISONS

If you’ve made it through the first round of scrutiny, then the

pressure has now increased. Your application will be processed and

compared to others. Depending upon the goals of the scholarship,

academic achievements may not be the deciding factor. If they are,

then this is where the highest achievers will go to the top of the list.

If not, this is the time for your unique personality to shine through

on your application form.

SUBJECTIVE

The judges are looking to award their scholarship to a person

worthy of their investment. They will gravitate towards candidates

who convey academic success, leadership skills, participate in

community service and show initiative. The judges need to feel a

connection with you on paper.

SELECTING A WINNER

if you’ve made it through to the final short list, then it’s your time

to dazzle in person at an interview. You’ll be assessed as to why

you are better than the other candidates, why do you deserve the

financial support/money, what makes you so special. The judges

need to feel a connection with you in person.

JUDGES’ DECISION

It may take the judging committee hours or days or weeks to make

their final decision. Don’t contact the business and ask for an

update. Although this may appear keen, scholarship administrators

are busy and don’t have time to address every query from every

enthusiastic student.

Be patient while you wait. Remain focused on your studies, and

if you are not selected, don’t lose faith in yourself; re-assess your

options and don’t give up. Seek advice from your teachers and

counselors.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE WINNERS

Congratulations.

Read Jan Connolly’s article on page 2 which highlights EY’s selection

process.


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IF YOU’VE NEVER WONDERED WHERE YOUR TAP WATER COMES FROM,

YOU’RE MISSING OUT ON A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY!

Since 1983, Water Authority-Cayman has been supplying the Cayman Islands with pure, wholesome and affordable water. Since its

humble beginning as a 5-person Government department, the Authority has grown into a multi-million dollar organization with close

to 140 employees serving more than 18,500 customer accounts. Clean water is absolutely essential for environmental and human health,

for economic growth, and social development. Here at the Authority, we are committed to investing in the future to ensure our water and

wastewater operations can keep up with the rapid pace of development.

We are looking for the next generation of water professionals to help us do just that. We need skilled young professionals who are

passionate about providing these essential services to the entire population of the Cayman Islands.

The Authority offers paid summer internships and a CI$30,000 Annual Scholarship to a suitably qualified Caymanian to obtain an

undergraduate academic or technical/vocational degree or diploma in a field of study relevant to the Authority’s work.

Fields of study that are particularly relevant include: Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering,

Hydrogeology, Mechanical Engineering, Wastewater Treatment, Water Resource/Supply Management, Reverse Osmosis Technology,

Information Technology, Accounting, Finance, and Business Management. So, whether you see yourself in a lab coat or a hardhat,

working in the field or at a desk, the Authority has a career path for you!

You can download the application form and additional information sheets at www.waterauthority.ky/ community-connect-scholarships.

There you can also read more about previous scholarship recipients, many of whom have successfully transitioned into full-time Water

Authority staff following the completion of their studies.

If you are interested in getting some hands-on experience working in the water sector, we encourage you to apply for a paid summer

internship with the Authority. There are a variety of careers available in the water and wastewater utilities industry and you can choose

which departments within our organisation you are most interested in working with. You can learn more about this programme at

www.waterauthority.ky/community-connect-work-experience.

Scholarship applications are due 31 March so apply today and start seeing water differently…

Kaled Giron Lisaida Swaby-Oliva Alexander Elias

Current Scholarship Recipients

Investing in the Cayman Islands since 1983.

Let us invest in your future !

Water Authority-Cayman is now accepting applications for its 2020 Annual Scholarship. The

successful applicant could receive up to CI$30,000 to pursue an undergraduate academic or

technical/vocational degree or diploma in a field of study relevant to the Authority’s work.

Visit our website www.waterauthority.ky to apply today!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 APRIL 2020


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CAYMAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. How do I apply for a local or overseas scholarship from the

Education Council?

A. You can apply for a local scholarship by going to the Scholarship

webpage at www.education.gov.ky/scholarships . The entire

application process in online and you will be required to complete

an online application together with other supporting documentation

which must be uploaded to the system. You should contact the

Scholarship Secretariat for guidance by email: scholarships@gov.ky .

Q. What are the academic criteria required to qualify for an

Education Council Scholarship?

A. The academic criteria for the various local and overseas scholarships

are noted on our website at www.education.gov.ky/scholarships.

Q. What are the deadlines for submission of application forms?

A. The Overseas scholarship application period is 15th Nov – 31st Jan

annually. The Local Scholarship application period is 1st March – 30th

April annually.

Q. Am I able to apply for a scholarship to pursue online studies?

A. Yes, online study with an overseas institution is available at the

post-graduate degree level or higher as part of the overseas scholarship

application. Blended or Hybrid modes of study are available through

some of the local institution such as UCCI or ICCI or UWI Open

Campus.

Q. Are scholarships available to pursue certificate programs at

UCCI or technical/vocational programmes overseas?

A. Yes, there are TVET Educational Grants available from the

Education Council to pursue non-professional certificate programmes

at UCCI and some vocational/technical programmes at overseas

institutions. Some of the vocational studies undertaken include

automotive technology, electrical technology, ship building,

plumbing & construction technology, paramedical, radiology and

phlebotomy technology for example. TVET grant forms can be found

on our Scholarship website (www.education.gov.ky/scholarships)

and potential candidates are encouraged to communicate with the

Secretariat about these opportunities (email: scholarships@gov.ky ) .

Q. Am I able to obtain an Education Council Scholarship to attend an

overseas institution immediately after I finish High School?

A. There is provision for persons achieving the required high school

grades to attend an overseas institution immediately after high school.

These opportunities are noted on the overseas and TVET grant

application forms which are found on the scholarship website at

www.education.gov.ky/scholarships. (Normal requirements are that

an applicant must first complete at least two years of local

study first).

Q. Does my acceptance at a local or overseas institution guarantee

the award of a scholarship?

A. No, the acceptance into a university locally or overseas, does not

guarantee the award of a scholarship. It forms part of the requirements

but other criteria must also be met including but not limited to

academics. If you are in doubt please contact the Scholarship

Secretariat at by email: scholarships@gov.ky .

Q. What do I have to do to maintain my local or overseas

scholarship?

A. Both local and overseas undergraduate scholarship recipients are

required to achieve a semester GPA of 2.75 (US) / 2:2 (UK) or higher

during their first year of studies whether locally or overseas and a

semester GPA of 3.0 (US) / 2:1 (UK) or higher during subsequent years

of study. Post-graduate scholarship recipients are to achieve a semester

GPA of 3.0 (US) / 2:1 (UK) throughout their studies. A’ Level students

are required to achieve grades C, C, C in 3 out of 4 AS subjects taken in

the 1st year to continue funding into their 2nd year of studies.

Q. Are scholarship opportunities available to persons who have

Special Education Needs and wish to pursue tertiary education?

A. There are provisions available to accommodate high school

graduates with Special Education Needs and applicants are encouraged

to communicate with the Secretariat about these opportunities

(email: scholarships@gov.ky ).

Q. Is career and tertiary education guidance available to me if I am

unsure of the post-secondary opportunities available to me?

A. Yes, the Scholarship Secretariat does offer career and tertiary

education guidance to anyone needing assistance. Continued support

is offered to Education Council scholars during their post-secondary

and tertiary experience.

Q. Are local and overseas scholarship opportunities available to

mature candidates?

A. Yes, both local and overseas scholarship opportunities are available

to mature persons who are encourage to contact the Scholarship

Secretariat by email: scholarships@gov.ky .

Q. What can I do as an applicant to help the process run as

smoothly and quickly as possible?

A. You can ensure that you complete the application as directed,

that you provide all required documents including updated

information in a timely fashion during all aspects of the

scholarship from applying for to maintaining your scholarship.

For further information contact the Scholarship Secretariat by telephone:

244-2482 or by email: scholarships@gov.ky


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CAYMAN SCHOLARSHIP DIRECTORY

LISTED IN ORDER OF APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE

Compiled by Dr Nicole Thompson, Ministry of Education, and Lisa Beauchamp, Yello Media Group

Standard Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Education Council c/o Ministry of Education

Value of Scholarship: To pursue undergraduate study in any field at an overseas

institution. Up to max KYD 20,000 p.a. towards tuition, room & board, meals,

travel & books. (NO online study approved at the undergraduate level unless in

exceptional circumstances by Education Council)

Application Period: Nov 15 - Jan 31, Annually

Standard Overseas TVET Grant

Scholarship Provider: Education Council c/o Ministry of Education

Value of Scholarship: To pursue undergraduate study in technical or

vocational fields at an overseas institution. Up to max KYD 20,000 p.a.

towards tuition, room & board, meals, travel & books. (NO online study

approved at the undergraduate level unless in exceptional circumstances by

Education Council)

Application Period: Nov 15 - Jan 31, Annually

Standard Overseas Post Graduate Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Education Council c/o Ministry of Education

Value of Scholarship: To pursue postgraduate study in any field at an

overseas institution. Up to max KYD 25,000 p.a. towards tuition, room &

board, meals, travel & books. (Online study is approved at the

postgraduate level)

Application Period: Nov 15 - Jan 31, Annually

Gwen Bush Memorial Overseas Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Education Council c/o Ministry of Education

Value of Scholarship: To pursue undergraduate study in boat building /

maritime career at an overseas institution. Up to max KYD 20,000 p.a. towards

tuition, room & board, meals, travel & books. (NO online study approved at

the undergraduate level)

Application Period: Nov 15 - Jan 31, Annually

Ministry of Tourism Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: CI Department of Tourism c/o Ministry of Tourism

Value of Scholarship: Up to US$25,000 per year to pursue a bachelor’s or

master’s degree in tourism or a related discipline.

Application Period: Nov 15 - Jan 31, Annually

Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (MACI) Overseas

Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Ministry of Education, Employment, & Gender Affairs

Value of Scholarship: KYD 20,000 - $25,000. Professional qualification

in Marine Engineering, Marine Surveying, Maritime Administration

(ie. Accounting, Business Development, Human Resources, Information

Technology) and Nautical studies.

Application Period: January 31, annually

United World Colleges Caymanian Scholar

Scholarship Provider: UWC Cayman Islands

Value of Scholarship: UWC scholars study for the pre-university International

Baccalaureate Diploma at one of 17 prestigious colleges around the world. Caymanian

students aged 15 or 16 can apply through the Cayman Islands National Committee.

The number of selected students, college placements and scholarship awards vary

each year, but funding may be awarded up to full coverage of tuition, accommodation,

travel and other costs. Selection is carried out based entirely on merit and UWC is

committed to meeting the full financial need of all scholars. Visit: ky.uwc.org

Application Period: Contact uwccaymanislands@gmail.com as selections take

place between February and March.

Maples Group Articles of Clerkship Programme

Scholarship Provider: Maples Group

Value of Scholarship: Acceptance based on academic programme. For more

information, please visit: maples.com/careers

Application Period: Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Maples Group Legal Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Maples Group

Value of Scholarship: Up to USD 30,000 per year for Caymanians wishing to

pursue a law degree at a recognised university. For more information, please

visit: maples.com/careers

Application Period: Closes 1 March 2020

Harneys Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Harneys

Value of Scholarship: Harneys awards legal and non-legal scholarships to bright

and ambitious Caymanian students pursuing a degree, in Cayman or overseas,

in a subject that will allow them to pursue a career at Harneys.

Application Period: Applications close by March 27, 2020

Butterfield Undergraduate Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited

Value of Scholarship: Up to USD 30,000 per year for up to 4 years for students

between the ages of 17 and 25 who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree not

exceeding 4 years. Students should have proven academic achievements and

leadership abilities.

Application Period: Applications close by March 27, 2020

Paul F. Fenton Award

Scholarship Provider: Bishop’s University

Value of Scholarship: Up to CAD 20,000 per year, renewable. Awarded by Bishop’s

University to an entering student from the Cayman Islands preferably pursuing a

major in Business. The award is renewable for up to a max of 4 years, subject to

the student maintaining an average of at least 75%. (B+ average)

Application Period: TBD; based on completion of previous awardee.

Conyers Dill & Pearman Legal Education Award

Scholarship Provider: Conyers Dill & Pearman

Value of Scholarship: Successful candidate awarded up to US$25,000 toward

tuition for the 2020/2021 Academic Year. Download the application form at

http://www.conyersdill.com/careers

Application Period: Deadline: March 31, 2020

Dart High School Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Dart

Value of Scholarship: Available for high school students with a strong aptitude

for mathematics and science, this scholarship pays all school fees for a period of

four years at the local school of the recipient’s choice.

Visit www.dartscholar.ky to apply.

Application Period: Deadline is April 8, 2020


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PwC Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: PricewaterhouseCoopers

(caymanrecruiting@ky.pwc.com)

Value of Scholarship: PwC’s CDP Scholarship includes funding, coaching,

networking and work experience. Awards are available for Associates, Bachelors

and Graduate studies that prepare students for relevant Accounting exams. On

island or overseas studies are supported with awards up to US$30,000 per year.

At PwC, it starts with you!

Application Period: Applications are accepted March 1- April 15, 2020

EY Annual Accounting Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: EY Cayman Ltd.

Value of Scholarship: Up to US$30,000 per annum (renewable for up-to a

maximum of 5 years until the recipient has completed the minimum educational

requirements to qualify for a professional license). Eligible applicants must

be looking for career experience in a dynamic environment and enrolled

full-time at an approved College or University; working towards a Bachelor’s

or Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Computer Science, Actuarial

Science, Mathematics, Data Analytics or other appropriate major with a strong

academic record. For more information on the EY Scholarship or to submit your

application, email bbc.scholarship@bm.ey.com

Application Period: January 1 to April 15 annually; where after a selection

committee will award the scholarship in late-May

Campbells Undergraduate Scholarship

(Preference Given to Legal)

Scholarship Provider: Campbells

(https://www.campbellslegal.com/careers/#scholarship)

Value of Scholarship: US$20K per annum for up to three years, with preference

given to applicants pursuing a degree in law or a postgraduate professional legal

qualification.

Application Period: Applications close: April 15, 2020

Deloitte scholarship programme

Scholarship Provider: www.deloitte.com/ky/en/scholarships

Value of Scholarship: Up to USD 30,000 per year for a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree

available for students attending university locally and/or for overseas study

looking to pursue a career in public accounting.

Application Period: Applications close April 15, Annually

Standard Local Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Education Council c/o Ministry of Education

Value of Scholarship: To pursue undergraduate & postgraduate study at the local

universities (UCC, ICCI, UWI Open Campus). Scholarship covering tuition &

books for both full-time & part-time study.

Scholarship covering tuition & books for both full-time & part-time study.

Application Period: Mar 1- Apr 30, Annually

Credit Union Educational Grant

Scholarship Provider: The Cayman Islands Civil Service Association Co-operative

Credit Union Limited (cicsacu@candw.ky / infor@cicsa-creditunion.org)

Value of Scholarship: Partial Education Grants to Member or child of Member

who are pusuing local and overseas tertiary level training.

Application Period: Applications close 30 April, Annually

Credit Union Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: The Cayman Islands Civil Service Association Co-operative

Credit Union Limited (cicsacu@candw.ky / infor@cicsa-creditunion.org)

Value of Scholarship: A full scholarship to undertake studies in Fiancial

Cooperatives (Credit Unions) at the bachelor or master’s level. (available to

Member or Child of Member)

Application Period: Applications close 30 April, Annually

Chantal Whittaker Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Mourant

Value of Scholarship: Our scholarship programme is designed to assist

Caymanian students that wish to pursue a law degree or the PPC/LPC

qualification. The maximum value of the scholarship is determined annually by

prevailing market indicators. Visit www.mourant.com/career/students for more

information.

Application Period: Deadline: April 30, 2020

Water Authority - Cayman Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Water Authority (HR@waterauthority.ky)

Value of Scholarship: An annual scholarship of up to KYD 30,000 for students

wishing to pursue higher education in fields of study relevant to the work of the

Water Authority.

Application Period: Deadline: April 30, 2020

RBC Harry Chisholm Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: RBC Royal Bank (Cayman) Limited

Value of Scholarship: Local scholarship and internship package for a

Caymanian student to attend a local institution in pursuit of Bachelors degrees

towards careers in Banking and Finance and wishing to obtain developmental

on-the-job-training and mentorship, who are current Education Council local

scholarship holders or awaiting confirmation of their applications. Value CI

$15,000 per annum

Application Period: Mar 1- Apr 30, Annually

Maples Group Non-Legal Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Maples Group

Value of Scholarship: Up to USD 15,000. For more information, please visit:

maples.com/careers

Application Period: Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Local Post-secondary Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Education Council c/o Ministry of Education

Value of Scholarship: Local A Level Scholarships to attend St. Ignatius or Cayman

Prep for 2 years. 1st & 2nd years are tiered funding, based on O’Levels passes,

up to a max of KYD 7,000. BTEC Level 3 Extended; Advanced Placement (AP),

CAPE and International Baccalaureate (IB) funded in Year 13.

Application Period: Mar 1- Apr 30, Annually

Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands Fred Speirs

Vocational Grant

Scholarship Provider: Rotaract Blue (rotaractblue@gmail.com)

Value of Scholarship: For students aged between 16 and 30 who wish to pursue

a vocational or technical course in Cayman or overseas. Value varies according

to subject chosen and funds available.

Application Period: Applications close in May each year

Local Law School Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Education Council c/o Ministry of Education

Value of Scholarship: To pursue undergraduate and postgraduate study at the

local law school. Partial scholarship covering tuition for full-time study and

tuition & books for part-time study.

Application Period: Mar 1- Apr 30, Annually

Keep up to date on scholarships available

in Cayman, visit:

caymanscholarships.com


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IMAC Educational Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Insurance Managers Association of Cayman Educational

Scholarship Fund

Value of Scholarship: Up to US$40,000 per annum for up to four years.

Applicants must be Caymanian and be looking to study for a first degree

overseas. Full details available at: www.caymancaptive.ky,

email: imac@caymancaptive.ky

Application Period: Applications close early May, Annually

Dart Scholar William A. Dart Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Dart

Value of Scholarship: Available for students of strong academic standing

planning tertiary education, this scholarship pays tuition for a period of up to

four (4) years. Visit www.dartscholar.ky to apply.

Application Period: Deadline: May 15, 2020

Carey Olsen Articled Clerk Programme

Scholarship Provider: Carey Olsen

Value of Scholarship: CI$10,000 per annum. To apply, please send a covering

letter, your curriculum vitae and proof of your Caymanian status to

recruitment@careyolsen.com

Application Period: Applications on going throughout year.

HSM Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Provider: HSM Scholarship Fund

Value of Scholarship: Monetary assistance is granted to any person ordinarily

resident in the Cayman Islands aged between 16 and 25 in need of financial

assistance without which they would be unable to commence or continue with

their chosen academic or vocational training.

Contact: octagon@candw.ky

Application Period: Open throughout the year

NCVO’s Scholarship Programme

Scholarship Provider: NCVO via private corporate donation

Value of Scholarship: Financial assistance is granted to Caymanian students

who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree qualification at an accredited

overseas university. Preference will be given to areas of study that are beneficial

to the community such as Education, Social Work, Health, Nursing or related

fields of study.

Application Period: Contact ncvo@ncvo.org.ky for more information.

CFA Access Scholarship (Needs based)

Scholarship Provider: CFA Society of the Cayman Islands

Value of Scholarship: CFA Any Level Examination (Registration Fees and Exam

Material approx. USD1.5k). Visit: www.cfainstitute.org/programs/cfaprogram/

scholarships/Pages/index.aspx. Email: scholarships@cayman.cfasociety.org

Application Period: July-November

CFA Merit Scholarship (Merit based)

Scholarship Provider: CFA Society of the Cayman Islands

Value of Scholarship: CFA Any Level Examination (Registration Fees and Exam

Material approx. USD1.5k). Visit: www.cfainstitute.org/programs/cfaprogram/

scholarships/Pages/index.aspx. Email: scholarships@cayman.cfasociety.org

Application Period: July – November

The Zak Quappe Flight Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: The Scholarship Committee of the Zak Quappe Flight

Scholarship

Value of Scholarship: The scholarship will support a local Caymanian to gain

their private pilot’s license. The costs of flight school, training flights and

possible travel and expenses are included (some will need to be done in the US).

In many cases this can run between USD 12,000 to $15,000. The scholarship

was set up by the family of the late Zak Quappe who was a flight instructor and

had a passion for flying from very young. Contact: sebanks@me.com

Application Period: Awarded Annually

National Gallery of the Cayman Islands Ed and Barbara Oliver

Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Ed and Barbara Oliver

Value of Scholarship: Two teen scholarships are available for each of the

continuing education courses on offer at the National Gallery Education Centre.

https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Ed-Oliver-

Scholarship.pdf

Application Period: Open throughout the year

DMS Education Grant

Scholarship Provider: DMS Governance Ltd

Value of Scholarship: Available to Caymanians intending to pursue an

undergraduate, postgraduate or technical/vocational degree in areas of study

relevant to DMS and its affiliates; which include an array of financial services and

business disciplines. Amounts will be determined annually as a grant towards

tuition, room and board, meals, books and travel. Visit: https://dmsgovernance.

com/scholarshipgrant

Application Period: Deadline: July 10, 2020

Greenlight’s Scholarship Program

Scholarship Provider: Greenlight Reinsurance, Ltd

Value of Scholarship: Monetary assistance is granted to Cayman resident

students who wish to further their post high school education locally at UCCI,

the ICCI or locally based vocational training.

Contact scholarships@greenlightre.ky.

Application Period: Deadline: August 1, 2020


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