Leanni Tibbetts awarded Butterfield scholarship

Leanni Tibbetts, a freshman at the Florida Institute of Technology who is pursuing a degree in aviation management, is the recipient of Butterfield Bank’s 2015 undergraduate scholarship. 

Ms. Tibbetts, a Triple C School graduate, said she hopes to return home to be a pilot for Cayman Airways. 

“Leanni is a passionate, disciplined, and ambitious young Caymanian woman who impressed us with her dedication to her studies, extracurricular activities and progression in her chosen career,” Joanna Virtue-Markman, Butterfield’s human resources manager, said in a press release. “We are pleased to have been able to assist her in reaching her goals through our annual undergraduate scholarship.” 

The scholarship awards the selected student with up to US$30,000 per year, for a maximum of four years of study. 

“We congratulate Leanni and wish her the very best of luck in her studies,” Butterfield Deputy Managing Director Michael McWatt said in the press release. “Butterfield continues to be committed to the development of Cayman’s young people and hope that through this scholarship that we can have a positive impact on the development of tomorrow’s leaders.” 

Butterfield’s undergraduate scholarship program began in 1993 to mark the 25th anniversary of the bank in the Cayman Islands. 

The scholarship is awarded to Caymanian students between the ages of 17 and 25 with proven academic achievements and leadership abilities. 

The application process for the 2016 scholarship will begin in February. 

Scholarship recipient Leanni Tibbetts, center, with Joanna Virtue-Markman and Mike McWatt of Butterfield Bank.

Scholarship recipient Leanni Tibbetts, center, with Joanna Virtue-Markman and Mike McWatt of Butterfield Bank.
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