Lawyers send students to study anything but law

| 23/07/2010

(CNS): Although Maples and Calder is all about law and offshore finance the firm has traditionally offered a number of local scholarships to young people studying subjects completed unrelated to the legal or offshore world. Yesterday the firm announced that the 2010 non-legal scholarships have gone to five young people studying subjects that include mechanical engineering, biology and politics. Darren Ebanks, Morris Swaby Ebanks, Shenaye Ebanks, Takiyah Smith and Jameal WelcomeDale will all be going on to further education institutes overseas courtesy of the law firm.

Maples is one of only two law firms on the Island that has in place a non-legal scholarship programme. The programme, which has been running for over ten years, provides funds for school expenses each year until the completion of the student’s further education. Maples’ global managing partner Henry Smith added, "We are delighted to be able to assist talented young students achieve their goals. We had outstanding candidates this year."
The Maples non-legal scholarship is offered on an annual basis and is available to Caymanians who wish to pursue an undergraduate or post-graduate degree in any field. The firm also gives an annual legal scholarship and all applications are normally made in May of each year. Speaking about this years recipients Dale Crowley, Maples’ partner said, "Their individual motivation, dedication and outstanding achievements both in and out of school were key factors in the scholarship selection process."
Darren Ebanks will be attending the Florida Institute of Technology where he will major in Mechanical Engineering. Morris Swaby Ebanks who is a graduate of the Li Po Chun United World College ("UWC") in Hong Kong will be continuing his education in Political Science and Linguistics at Middlebury College in Vermont. Shenaye Ebankswill be attending the University of Tampa where she will major in Biology/Pre-med with a minor in Art.Takiyah Smith will be attending Oakwood University in Alabama where she will major in International Studies.Jameal Welcome has been accepted to Hiram College in Ohio on a soccer scholarship where he will further develop his soccer skills as well as study Computer Science, with a minor in Communication.
For more information on Maples’ non-legal and legal scholarship programmes, please contact Michelle Daykin on 949-8066 or at
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  1. aYounCaymanian says:

    It was very pleasing to read this. Thank you Maples and Calder for the contributions you have made to the educational and subsequent social and personal developments of our young people.