EY Cayman awards annual scholarship

EY partner Mike Mannisto with scholarship recipient Justin Ebanks and EY's Jan Connolly.

Justin Ebanks has been selected as the recipient of this year’s EY Cayman scholarship. The EY scholarship will be used to fund his attendance at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where he is pursuing an undergraduate degree in finance, graduating in 2023.

“I feel honoured to have been selected for the EY scholarship,” Ebanks said. “I’ve seen EY’s involvement within our community and with education over the years and I am beyond excited to be a part of a firm that believes in my abilities as much as I do.”

The scholarship is valued at up to US$30,000 per year for a maximum of five years, until the recipient has completed the minimum educational requirement to qualify as a certified public accountant. It provides students who have shown academic excellence the opportunity to gain higher education and build careers in the professional services industry.

The scholarship includes an eight- to ten-week summer internship to gain practical experience, and an offer of full-time employment at EY upon successful completion of the university programme.

“Justin is a charismatic and well-rounded young man who holds a keen interest in the financial services sector. He has excelled academically throughout the school year while being actively involved in athletics and still finding the time to volunteer and invest in our community,” said Mike Mannisto, partner, EY Cayman Ltd. “It’s an honour to award him the 2019 EY Cayman Scholarship. EY is dedicated to empowering high performers like Justin and we look forward to working alongside him as he pursues his educational goals.”