Three Caymanian students have been
selected as the 2010 United World Colleges Scholars. Kelsey Dixon, Hailee
Robinson and Jennifer Moseley, recent graduates of Cayman Prep and High School,
were honoured as scholars, thanks in part to Deutsche Bank in the Cayman Islands,
which recently donated US$20,000, and the Maples Foundation, which donated
US$25,000 to the United World Colleges (Cayman Islands) National Foundation.
The Maples Foundation is the longest
standing and largest benefactor of the UWC Foundation.
This is the second year of Deutsche
Bank’s sponsorship. In 2009 the bank committed to providing funding for five
years. Their support will be used entirely to help provide full scholarships to
the newly selected students, as well as continue to support current and future
Founded on the ideals of
international peace and understanding, the United World Colleges are a
two-year, university preparation programme for students ages 16–18 years old
that awards the International Baccalaureate Diploma. A multidisciplinary,
rigorous academic programme, strong emphasis on community service and a wide
range of cultural and outdoor activities are all part of the challenge of a UWC
education. There are 13 campuses around the world, and each presents a unique
and exemplary learning environment.
Orchid Morrison, UWC alumna and
chair of the United World College (Cayman Islands) National Foundation,
expressed her gratitude for Deutsche Bank’s commitment.
“These young Caymanians represent
that the best of the best and the future leaders of Cayman. We are so very proud that Deutsche Bank’s
contribution will give them the opportunity for an excellent education.”
In regard to the Maples Foundation,
Ms Morrison said: “I continue to be in awe and extremely grateful for the
continued support of the Maples Foundation over the years. Without their
support we would not be able to provide this opportunity to these students.”
“The words ‘thank you’ do not seem
to encapsulate the immense gratitude that the Foundation has for [their] major
contribution,” she said.
Kelsey Dixon will be attending the
United World College in Costa Rica; Hailee Robinson will soon study at the
United World College USA in New Mexico; and Jennifer Moseley will attend the
Waterford KaMhlaba United World College of Southern Africa.
Janet Hislop, chief country officer
for Deutsche Bank in the Cayman Islands, said, “Discovering and actively
enabling talent is essential for society and for the companies that operate
within it, and at Deutsche Bank we aim to be a catalyst in this effort. As a
global company, we fully understand how intercultural learning can broaden
horizons. We also support high-level
“In this age of globalization,
acquiring intercultural skills is of growing importance, and for this reason we
are delighted to support these students on the next stage of their academic
The United World College (Cayman
Islands) National Foundation, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year,
relies on corporate and private funding for its scholarship program. “Deutsche
Bank has kept their promise to support the UWC organisation in Cayman and we
are so very thankful,” said Ms Morrison.