Hamilton announces winner of latest scholarship

13-06-2018

Hamilton Insurance Group has announced that Ciara Burrows, a Bermudian student at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, has been awarded The Hamilton Scholarship.

Burrows, who is studying for a bachelor’s degree in joint legal studies and economics, will receive $25,000 in support of her final year of study.  She is the second student to be awarded the scholarship since its inception in 2015.

“I’m absolutely delighted to hear that the members of our Community Giving Committee, who oversee the applications and selection process for The Hamilton Scholarship, have chosen Ciara as the award’s recipient,” said Hamilton chief executive officer Pina Albo. “She’s a remarkable young woman who, in spite of a number of adversities, has excelled personally and academically. We’re going to be watching her progress with great interest and have no doubt she will continue to achieve excellence in all she does.”

“I had the honour of meeting Ms. Albo after I heard I’d been awarded The Hamilton Scholarship and was so impressed with her interest in what I’m doing,” said Burrows. “Her career path is the one I want to pursue. She started as a lawyer and then moved into the insurance industry. That’s my goal, too, and I’m so thankful to Hamilton for helping me to pursue my dream.”

According to Hamilton in addition to her participation in a wide-ranging interview with the Community Giving Committee, Burrows impressed members with her academic record, commitment to social causes and her community involvement. She is a former head girl at Saltus Grammar School and, in her graduating class at Saltus, was Valedictorian with Distinction. 

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