Three Caymanian college students received a combined total of $30,000 in scholarship money last week from FLOW Cayman.
Sariah Ford-Myles, Veko Ramgeet and Noah Schofield were lauded during an awards ceremony Thursday evening, 1 Aug., at George Town Yacht Club, where the FLOW Cayman Scholarships were presented.
Ford-Myles is a junior at the University of Central Florida, where she studies biology as a precursor for a medical degree. She hopes to become a paediatric or trauma surgeon, according to a FLOW press release. She is already licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician.
Ramgeet will attend the New England Institute of Technology to pursue a degree in architectural building and engineering technology. He is a repeat award winner in the Wesleyan Christian Academy’s regional conventions in art, music and sports. He has also been active in the arts through the Cayman National Cultural Foundation and participated in a recycling and waste poster competition for the Department of Environmental Health.
Schofield, of Cayman Brac, will attend the University of Western Ontario to study software engineering. He skipped 8th grade and attended high school in Canada, where he achieved scholar status.
Ten scholarship applicants were hosted by FLOW throughout the previous week. Students learned about the history of telecommunications during a presentation on 30 July. The students then joined FLOW’s senior leadership team for community service with the Blue Iguana Recovery Program. The team helped clean and paint the iguana structures.
The following day, the students met with the leadership team again for a mix and mingle hour. During this activity, the leadership team evaluated the students to decide which applicants would ultimately receive the scholarship money.
“All of the students were amazing and brought something different to the table,” a FLOW press release said.
“The [senior leadership team] was grateful to have had the opportunity to interact with each of them and get to know them all. It was rewarding to see so many young Caymanians that are passionate about their own success, careers and lives.”