Bank offers postgraduate environmental scholarship

Butterfield Bank has introduced a new postgraduate scholarship for students studying in academic fields associated with the protection and improvement of island environments.

The US$25,000 annual Butterfield Post-Graduate Scholarship will be awarded to an eligible student who is a resident of the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, The Bahamas, Guernsey, the United Kingdom, Switzerland or Canada, according to a press release.

The awardee must have an undergraduate degree and is commencing or already pursuing an advanced degree at an accredited university in an appropriate field of study related to the improvement or protection of island/maritime environments.

“The Butterfield Post-Graduate Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the applicant’s academic achievement, environmental focus and extracurricular achievements,” the release states.

The scholarship will be valued at US$25,000 per year for up to four years. Only one scholarship will be awarded each year, the bank stated.

Elizabeth Bauman, group head of human resources at the bank, said, “As an international bank and trust company, we are pleased to extend the availability of a post-graduate scholarship to students in all of our jurisdictions.

“Although we are reaching out to a much larger pool of eligible students, we are also narrowing the focus of our scholarship to align with the bank’s objective of helping preserve and improve island and maritime environments.”

The bank already offers an undergraduate scholarship, the application process for which is also currently under way.

The deadline for applications for both scholarships is Friday, April 28.

Interested applicants can download an application from or email [email protected] for more information.