Two bright Caymanian students recently graduated from University after successfully completing their studies as part of FirstCaribbean International Bank’s annual scholarship programme.
Lori Moncrieffe and Janique Samson were entered on to the programme having met the award criteria of achieving consistently high grades and demonstrating a commitment to excellence and contributing to Cayman’s economic development in the field of financial services.
‘FirstCaribbean has played a significant role in my career to date and I am very thankful for the opportunities they have provided. I look forward to working with FirstCaribbean and continuing my growth as a representative of the financial services industry here in Cayman,’ said Ms Moncrieffe.
Ms Samson added, ‘I am very grateful to have been a recipient of the scholarship programme and want to thank FirstCaribbean for investing in the development of talented young Caymanians.’
Ms Ramoon, head of human resources from FirstCaribbean International Bank said, ‘We salute these young ambitious Caymanians for their perseverance and commitment to higher education.’ She continued, ‘We recognize that education is the cornerstone of successful communities and the bank is proud to play a part in helping young people succeed through its annual scholarship award.’
Upon the programme’s inception in 2007 Ms Moncrieffe, who is the daughter of Angela and Ludovic Moncrieffe, became the very first recipient of the FirstCaribbean annual scholarship award. She attended University of Tampa and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Having worked in several different departments within the bank during her semester breaks, she is already considered by bank staff to be a true member of the FirstCaribbean family. As an avid sports fan she loves softball, volleyball, squash and sailing, and currently plays with the Cayman Islands Womens’ Fast Pitch Softball League. Ms Moncrieffe will commence her full-time career in the Retail and Wealth Department of FirstCaribbean International Bank as a Wealth Associate.
Ms Samson graduated ‘cum laude’ from Pace University in New York with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance major/Economics minor). She is a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon and Alpha Chi, two college honor societies. Ms Samson hails from the district of West Bay and is the daughter of local attorney, Lloyd Samson and Bonita Anglin. Similar to Ms Moncriefffe, Ms Samson is also a keen sportswoman and has participated in a variety of sports, at a both district and national level, before leaving Cayman to attend University. Ms Samson will be working as a banking analyst at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.