Funding is available for your education from the ACE Foundation – Bermuda in the form of the Robert Clements/ACE Scholarship for students interested in pursuing a career in the insurance industry.
Internships within ACE are also available for successful candidates throughout the vacations during their period of study.
The Robert Clements/ACE Scholarship is designed for Bermudian students interested in pursuing careers in Bermuda’s international insurance industry.
The scholarship is awarded annually for up to four years to a qualified student studying full-time towards an undergraduate or graduate degree majoring in subjects related to the insurance industry at any accredited university worldwide.
Courses of study that are eligible include subjects such as corporate law, accounting, economics, insurance, risk management or actuarial science.
Students must be at least 18-years or older, possess a genuine desire to pursue a career in insurance, and meet the entrance requirements for their chosen university.
Now in its sixteenth year, The Robert Clements/ACE Scholarship was established in 1996 in celebration of ACE’s 10 years of successful business in Bermuda and in recognition of Mr. Clements’ contribution to the creation of the company in 1985.
Since formation, the scholarship has provided financial support to 20 Bermudian university students enabling them to pursue careers in the insurance industry.
Jacari Brimmer-Landy, the 2010 Robert Clements/ACE Scholarship recipient, was selected from the biggest ever pool of candidates with 43 students applying for the award.
Jacari, a graduate from Saltus Grammar School, started his studies at the Rotman Commerce Programme at the University of Toronto majoring in finance and economics in September.
He plans to pursue a career in corporate law on completion of his studies.
Although recipients are not required to work for ACE on completion of their studies, many of them have gone on to pursue careers in the company’s underwriting and actuarial departments.
ACE offers all scholarship recipients internship positions throughout the vacations during their period of study.
To find out more about the Robert Clements/ACE Scholarship and to download an application form visit www.acefoundationbermuda.com.
The application deadline for the Robert Clements/ACE Scholarship is April 30, 2011.
In October 2008, the ACE Group and Bermuda College formed a partnership with the goal to help students make the connection between their studies and the workplace.
One component of this partnership is the ACE/Bermuda College Education Award.
The award is offered annually to a suitably qualified graduate of Bermuda College enrolled in at least the third (junior) year of a four-year (or a second year of three-year U.K.) degree programme at an accredited university.
The Award of $15,000 per year covers tuition and fees for up to two years immediately following graduation from Bermuda College.
Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale or equivalent from Bermuda College and must maintain that minimum throughout their course of study.
Selection of the successful candidate is based on financial need, academic achievement and aptitude.
Since inception of the partnership three Bermudian students have benefitted from the award.
Priscilla Tavares was the 2010 recipient of the ACE /Bermuda College Education Award. Priscilla is a graduate of CedarBridge Academy and Bermuda College where she received an Associate Degree in Education in May 2010.
In September she commenced a Bachelor's Degree in criminology at Nottingham Trent University in the U.K. Her goal is to complete postgraduate studies and to pursue a career in criminology.
For more information on the ACE/Bemuda College Education Award and to download an application form visit www.acefoundationbermuda.com.
The application deadline for the ACE/Bermuda College Education Award is April 15, 2011.
All successful Robert Clements/ACE’s Scholarship recipients and ACE/Bermuda College Education Award recipients are offered vacation employment with ACE as part of the company’s Student Employment Program.
To learn more about ACE’s scholarships, internships and student employment opportunities visit the Careers at ACE page at www.acebermuda.com.