Maples and Calder has granted its 2011 nonlegal scholarships to Priscilla Brown, John Fawkes, Sheena Jackson and Jonathan Tatum.
“Their individual dedication and passion to achieve excellence were key factors in our scholarship selection process,” said Henry Smith, global managing partner at Maples said, adding that “every young person should be afforded the opportunity to further their education.
“We’re delighted to assist these talented students with achieving their goals.”
Maples is one of only two law firms on the Island that has put in place a nonlegal scholarship programme, the firm said. The programme, which has been running for over 10 years, provides partial funding for school expenses each year until the completion of the student’s further education. It is intended to supplement the student’s financial assistance package.
Priscilla Brown graduated with honours from the John Gray High School in 2008. While there, she participated in extracurricular activities including softball, spelling bees and house quizzes always taking on the role of team leader. As a result, she was nominated to attend the Global Young Leaders Conference in 2008. Ms. Brown has begun her tertiary education at the University College of the Cayman Islands where she studied Business Administration. The Maples scholarship will give her the opportunity to complete her final years of tertiary education at the University of South Florida where she will major in Management.
John Fawkes is currently studying in the A-Level programme at St. Ignatius High School. He has played an integral role both in and out of school life. Mr. Fawkes took part in Junior Achievement for 3 years in a row, participated in the Next Generation Leaders Conference, represented the Cayman national baseball team twice and was the only winner of the Saxon Investment Club competition. The Maples scholarship will help Mr. Brown achieve his goal of opening his own stock brokerage and venture capitalist firm in the Cayman Islands by allowing him the opportunity to attend either Newcastle University or the University of Kent to study economics.
In 2010, Sheena Jackson earned her Associates of Science degree in Computer Science from the University College of the Cayman Islands. At UCCI, she was known to posses excellent leadership skills and had a great ability to work independently and in a team environment. She is a conscientious and industrious worker who achieves excellence in all her endeavours, Maples said in a release. To complete her tertiary education, Ms. Jackson will attend the University of Waterloo to study Computer Science.
Jonathan Tatum is a 2010 graduate of All Saints’ Academy. He has received numerous awards including the Coach’s Award in varsity soccer, the President’s Award for Educational Excellence and the Lynn Butler Award for dedication, sportsmanship, integrity and spirit. As a result of his lifelong interest in reptiles, Mr. Tatum will be studying at the University of Missouri to earn a degree in pre-veterinary medicine.
The Maples nonlegal scholarship is offered on an annual basis and is available to Caymanians who wish to pursue an undergraduate or post-graduate degree in any field. The firm also awards annual legal scholarships. The application process usually begins in May of each year.
For more information on Maples’ nonlegal and legal scholarship programmes, please contact Michelle Daykin on 949-8066, [email protected]