HAMILTON, BERMUDA, 8 July 2019. The Chubb Charitable Foundation - Bermuda is pleased to announce this year’s Bermuda College Education Award and Robert Clements Scholarship recipients. Both recipients were celebrated during a luncheon hosted by Chubb.
Kiara Virgil-Wainwright Receives Bermuda College Education Award
Kiara Virgil-Wainwright, a recent graduate of Berkeley Institute and Bermuda College, through the Dual Enrolment Programme, has been selected as the 2019 Bermuda College Education Award recipient. Kiara is entering her junior year at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia where she will be completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting.
Kiara thrived in the dual enrolment program, consistently achieving Honour Roll and excelling in IGCSE classes at Berkeley Institute; whilst maintaining exceptional grades and graduating with merit from Bermuda College.
The articulation agreement between Bermuda College and Georgia State has allowed Kiara to jump directly into the third year of her undergraduate. As a result, Kiara has completed two years of her Bachelor’s degree, received her high school diploma, and attained her Associates Degree. Her determination to achieve a higher education is what propelled her through this unique academic experience. She is a recent inductee, as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honour Society.
In addition to her academic achievements, Kiara is active in many extra-curricular activities. She has completed her Bronze Expedition with Duke of Edinburgh, and serves as a dynamic Youth Leader at Beulah Tabernacle’s youth program, where she empowers her peers and leads by example. Kiara has expressed a desire to utilize her skills and talents to make a positive impact in Bermuda and a difference in the lives of others.
Samantha Froud, Chief Administration Officer, Chubb Bermuda Operations, and a member of the Bermuda College Education Award selection committee said, “I continue to be impressed with the talent and potential of the candidates we receive from Bermuda College. Kiara demonstrated a strong commitment and passion for learning, and giving back to the community. We are pleased to recognize and help support Kiara to achieve her goals.”
Madison Sidney Virgil Quig Selected as the 2019 Recipient of the Robert Clements Scholarship
Madison Sidney Virgil Quig, a Bermuda High School (BHS) graduate was selected as the recipient of the 2019 Robert Clements Scholarship, in the award's twenty-fourth anniversary year. She is entering her freshman year this fall at Stanford University. Chubb®, Chubb logo® and Chubb. Insured.SM are trademarks of Chubb Limited. 2
During her time at Bermuda High School, Madison received many academic awards and honours. She was specifically recognized for achieving the highest International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) results in school and island wide. Madison also received the highest attainment in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Accounting, Geography, and English. She was also presented with this year’s Outstanding Teen Award for “Leadership, Academics and Outstanding Overall.”
“Madison is truly an outstanding student with a passion for learning. The committee was extremely impressed with her academic and community accomplishments. We are proud to name her as our 2019 recipient. We look forward to having Madison join the world-class family of Robert Clements scholars”, said Lori Dunstan, Chair, Chubb Charitable Foundation – Bermuda.
About the Bermuda College Education Award
The Bermuda College Education Award provides $15,000 a year for two years to the successful Bermuda College graduate to assist them with the continuation of their undergraduate studies overseas. Since inception, the Chubb Charitable Foundation-Bermuda has invested over $300,000 in financial support of Bermudians to help them prepare for a successful career.
The Bermuda College Education Award was launched in 2008 as one component of partnership formed between Chubb and the Bermuda College. The goal of the partnership is to expose students to a business environment and prepare them for a successful career by helping them understand the connection between their studies and the workplace. This is achieved through several initiatives such as mentoring, networking events, and employment opportunities.
About the Robert Clements Scholarship
Over the past 23 years the Chubb Charitable Foundation – Bermuda, through the Robert Clements Scholarship and other discretionary awards, has invested in excess of $2.9m support of Bermudians to help them prepare for professional careers in Bermuda’s insurance industry.
The fully-funded four-year scholarship is open to Bermudians studying for an undergraduate or graduate degree in insurance, risk management, actuarial science or other disciplines related to the insurance industry including accounting, law, and economics. The scholarship offers students the opportunity to study for a degree without financial worry as well as employment opportunities during the holidays to provide them with relevant work experience. Recipients must be willing to return to Bermuda on completion of their studies to pursue a career in the insurance industry.
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