Athene Life Re is offering a new scholarship program in partnership with its parent, Athene Holding, and Bermuda College.
The scholarship - the largest of its kind at the college - will be awarded to 10 students at Bermuda College each academic year starting in 2019, and will pay for the cost of each student’s two-year degree program and required books.
Qualifying candidates must be pursuing degrees in accounting, actuarial science, business, economics, finance, human resources, information technology, insurance and risk management, legal studies or mathematics.
This year’s scholarships were awarded to Cairi Albuoy, Ne Quae Jones, Samaria Paynter, Tanzania Thomas, Ken-nie Trott and Skye White studying business administration; Atiya Furqan, Stefan Wilson and Nisha Smith studying actuarial science; and Jordan DeSilva, studying computer information system.
The scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and financial need, and recipients must achieve the minimum GPA requirement at the end of each semester to continue receiving support.
Chip Gillis, executive chairman of Athene Life Re, said the scholarships demonstrated Athene’s commitment to developing Bermudian talent.
Phyllis Curtis-Tweed, vice president of academic and student affairs at Bermuda College, said: “The scholarship program will make a significant difference in the lives of the recipients as they pursue higher education. The work study programs and internships provide experiential learning that best equips students for success in the workplace. This partnership is of great benefit to our community.”
Athene is also working closely with Bermuda College to develop a paid internship program to help students gain necessary professional skills to fill the talent gap in the actuarial and financial services industry.
Athene Life Re, Chip Gillis, Phyllis Curtis-Tweed, Bermuda College