KPMG in Bermuda is proud to award the 2012 KPMG Scholarship to an exceptional Bermudian, Kris Furbert.

The KPMG Scholarship is awarded by the Partners of KPMG in Bermuda and is given to a Bermudian student committed to a career as a Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

It is valued at $20,000 per annum for three years.

While the scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to students towards the completion of an undergraduate degree, the selection committee focuses on academic achievement, personality, leadership and involvement in the community in assessing applications.


In order to be considered for this scholarship, KPMG has certain criteria that need to be met, including: Maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0; possessing Bermudian status; attending an accredited university; and following a discipline that leads towards an undergraduate degree.

Upon successful completion of their degree, the KPMG Scholarship also provides the recipient with an opportunity to continue their studies towards a CA or CPA within the firm’s graduate programme.

The selection process is designed to identify motivated, creative and focused individuals who are passionate about accountancy and who are committed to delivering expert services to our clients.

Kris said: “KPMG is a firm that invests in people. As a KPMG Scholarship recipient I will automatically enter their internship programme when I return home for university breaks.

“During this time I will be able to gain invaluable work experience and build relationships through the audit of international and local companies.

“Armed with my university degree, I will then join KPMG’s graduate programme, which will support me on my path towards attaining my Chartered Accountancy designation.

“I am grateful for this opportunity, and the KPMG Scholarship will be a launching pad towards my CA designation and the beginning of a very rewarding and worthwhile career.”

Apart from his academic success, Kris has been heavily involved in the community, focusing on youth.

He has served as a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters programme since 2009.

He is also an education coach with the Mirrors programme and has served with the Bermuda Regiment.

In addition, he is a keen sportsman and a member of the Mariners Rugby Football Club, representing Bermuda as a member of the National Rugby XV and 7’s teams.

KPMG partner Steve Woodward said: “The partners of KPMG in Bermuda are proud to award this scholarship to Kris.

“He has proven himself an excellent candidate across all facets of our selection criteria and stands out amongst the other very talented applicants.

“The KPMG Scholarship is an important aspect of our active student programme, providing Bermudian students with financial assistance to further their education as they pursue their undergraduate degrees.”

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Scholarship Recipients 2012