At Butterfield, we are committed to supporting our local community and investing in the development and education of our young people.
Each year we provide two scholarships for deserving students: The Sir Harry D Butterfield Scholarship (for undergraduate studies); and the Sir A Dudley Spurling Scholarship (for graduate studies).
Each are valued at $25,000.
The Sir Harry D Butterfield Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to any Bermudian student commencing, or already pursuing, an undergraduate degree overseas at an accredited university.
The 2011 winner was Daniel Andrade, who is currently pursuing a degree in actuarial science at the University of Toronto.
The Sir A Dudley Spurling Postgraduate Scholarship is awarded to any Bermudian student commencing or pursuing a postgraduate degree at an approved university abroad.
Our 2011 winner was Clarika Weldon, who is pursuing a four-year PhD programme at the University of Leicester, researching genes in relation to cancer cell survival.
Each year, Butterfield selects scholarship recipients from among hundreds of deserving applicants.
Criteria used in selecting scholarship recipients include: Academic achievement; financial need; character; leadership qualities; civic attainment; and involvement and achievements in non-curricular activities, including the arts and sports.
If you or someone you know is interested in applying for a Butterfield scholarship, our advice is to not leave it until the last minute.
The application requires personal information and details of scholastic achievements, extracurricular involvement and the financial data of the applicants’ parents (or guardians).
Applicants can download the necessary forms from the Butterfield website at http://www.bm.butterfieldgroup.com/About/Community/scholarships/.
Applicants must be Bermudian students who have completed at least five years of schooling on the island.
Note that a high school certificate is not enough to prove completion of five-years of schooling in Bermuda.
We require a letter from the school, addressed directly to Butterfield, that verifies the applicant’s years of schooling.
Applicants must provide original documents as requested and ensure that the completed application and full documentation is mailed or hand-delivered by 5pm on the last Friday in March.
Pay special attention to the presentation and proof-reading of your application. Also, allow yourself sufficient time to collect the various documents required and for the postal service to deliver the package.
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Mailed applications should be sent to: The Secretary, The Scholarship Selection Committee, The Bank of NT Butterfield & Son Limited, PO Box HM 195, Hamilton HM AX.
Hand-delivered applications may be left for The Secretary, The Scholarship Selection Committee, The Bank of NT Butterfield & Son Limited, Human Resources Department, 4th Floor, Head Office, 65 Front Street, Hamilton.
For more information, contact Simone Gibbons, AVP, Account Manager on (441) 299 3821 or e-mail Simone.Gibbons@butterfieldgroup.com.
• To learn more about scholarship offerings from Butterfield, please visit: www.butterfieldgroup.com.