FirstCaribbean International Bank has awarded its 2008 scholarship to Janique Samson from West Bay.
Janique is a student at Pace University, New York, where she is taking undergraduate courses toward earning her Bachelors degree in Finance and Economics. The two-year scholarship will provide her with funds of US$25,000 per year to assist with her educational expenses.
The FirstCaribbean Scholarship is awarded each year to a deserving student who has achieved high grades consistently and who has demonstrated a commitment to excel in his/her studies abroad with a view to returning to Cayman to contribute to the country’s development, preferably in the area of finance or banking.
Members of the Bank’s Scholarship Committee agreed unanimously on Janique as the choice for 2008 as she demonstrated maturity and focus beyond her years in her pursuit of higher education. ‘FirstCaribbean is very proud to be associated with Janique. She is a great role model in the community and a living testament that through hard work and dedication anything is possible. The bank is deeply committed to assisting young Caymanians in fulfilling their dreams of obtaining a top quality tertiary education and we embrace our role as good corporate citizens’, said Al Aaron, Head of Credit at FirstCaribbean and a member of the Bank’s Scholarship Committee.