Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited’s (BELCO’s) scholarships and educational awards focus on turning young people’s talents into careers to ensure a bright future for them and for the Bermuda community.
BELCO scholarships and education awards, including internal scholarships for staff, have helped dozens complete their educations, including a number, who have returned to work at BELCO.
While the company is pleased to welcome scholarship recipients onto its team, BELCO is equally pleased to know that its investment in education helps to return educated employees to the local, Bermuda workforce.
In 2010, the company expanded its scholarship offerings. The new C. Eugene Cox Post Graduate Scholarship goes to a qualified graduate engineering student, and the A.T. Oughton Post Graduate Scholarship goes to a qualified graduate student in business or the social sciences. All three of BELCO’s external scholarships are named in honour of former company executives, who have also served on the Board of Directors.
In 2010, Diana Darrell became the first recipient of BELCO’s A.T. Oughton Post Graduate Scholarship. Diana is enrolled in the Masters of Business Administration Program at New York University’s Stern School of Business. She is a graduate of Warwick Academy and has studied in Hong Kong and Germany, as well as the United States. Diana plans to work in the financial services industry, using her talent to expand her horizons academically, culturally and socially, while also preparing to contribute to the Bermuda community on a professional and personal level.
Also in 2010, Fanaye Broadbelt became the first recipient of BELCO’s C. Eugene Cox Post Graduate Engineering Scholarship. Fanaye is enrolled at University of East London, pursuing a Master’s Degree in Renewable Energy and the Built Environment. She joined BELCO as an apprentice, earning qualification as an Electrical Fitter, while also deciding to further her education. She is past-recipient of BELCO’s Internal Scholarship and an Education Grant. She has completed her undergraduate degree in Electrical, Electronics & Computer Engineering.
Recipients of the 2010-2011 BELCO Llewellyn Vorley Scholarship & Educational Awards include two past- recipients. Evan Faulkenberry has earned the Scholarship twice, and has worked at BELCO during school breaks. He is a senior at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He only has six undergraduate courses left to complete and has already completed two graduate courses. He plans to take four more graduate courses in the 2010-11 school year, followed by five graduate courses in fall 2011 to complete a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Evan believes in setting personal goals, and from all accounts consistently meets or exceeds them. He is Treasurer of the National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, Pi Tau Sigma.
P. Matthew Shrubb has received a BELCO Llewellyn Vorley Educational Award in each of his four undergraduate years. He is enrolled at the University of South Carolina, where he is completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Matthew’s commitment to BELCO has included working for the company during school breaks, contributing to the Plant, while also learning about the electric utilities.
• The other 2010-11 BELCO Llewellyn Vorley Scholarship and Educational Award recipients were:
Scholarship: Hunter Pitcher, sophomore, studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island.
Educational Awards: Sophie Farrow, sophomore, studying Mechanical & Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol; Simon Clinton, freshman, studying Engineering at University of Western Ontario; and Emily Dunne, a freshman, studying Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
BELCO salutes all of the scholarship and educational award recipients, who have demonstrated their determination to turn their talents and interests into productive, challenging and rewarding careers.
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