The Mourant Ozannes Scholarship
Scheme recipients for 2010 are Caymanian students Arleth Ebanks, Brando Rankin
and Aaron DaCosta.
The scheme is open to students
either about to start, or who have started, a Bachelor of Laws degree at either
the Cayman Islands Law School or abroad. The funds go toward the cost of the students’
tuition, exam fees and textbooks.
Applicants to the offshore law
firm’s scholarship scheme are expected to have achieved excellent grades in their
high school diploma, and are expected to pass each year of their university
degree with at least a strong 2.1. Having met the core critera, the three
recipients were also selected based on their interest in developing a legal
career in one of the firm’s core practice areas.
“We believe that all three of these
scholarship recipients have bright futures as members of the Cayman Islands
legal community,” said Partner and head of the Cayman office Neal Lomax,
“We are very pleased to be able to
provide financial assistance towards the cost of their studies and hope that
they will reward our faith by working hard towards the attainment of their
Arleth Ebanks starts at the Cayman
Islands Law School in September 2011. A graduate of John Gray High School and
the International College of the Cayman Islands, she has been working for
Mourant Ozannes for the past five years in several roles, most recently as
marketing and office assistant.
“I have always had a great interest
in Law,” said Mrs. Ebanks.
“The possibilities are endless when
you possess a law degree. I am most grateful for this opportunity that Mourant
Ozannes has awarded me with, and I encourage young Caymanians such as myself to
pursue their educational goals and to grasp any opportunities that are made
available to them.”
Brando Rankin received a partial
scholarship to cover up to 50 per cent tuition fees for his Bar Professional
Training course at Nottingham Trent University, UK, which he starts this month.
In July Brando graduated from De Montfort University in Leicester with a Second
Class Upper Division Bachelor’s of Law degree.
The youngest scholarship recipient,
Aaron DaCosta, is entering his final year of A Level study at Cayman Prep and
High School. Aaron has impressed attorneys during the two summer student
placements he has completed with Mourant Ozannes. He plans to start his LL.B.
degree in September 2011.
All Mourant Ozannes scholarship
recipients work with the firm for a minimum of four weeks during the summer
holidays. Upon completion of their legal degrees with satisfactory grades,
recipients may be offered the opportunity to pursue Articles of Clerkship with