Three students receive UWC scholarships

| 26/07/2010

(CNS): Three recent graduates of Cayman Prep and High School have been selected as the 2010 United World Colleges Scholars. Kelsey Dixon, Hailee Robinson and Jennifer Moseley have been given full scholarships thanks to Deutsche Bank in the Cayman Islands which made its second donation of US$20,000 to the United World College (Cayman Islands) National Foundation, part of a 5-year commitment to provide funding for the programme. The bank’s sponsorship will be used entirely to help provide full scholarships to the newly selected students, as well as continue to support current students and future students in the years to come.

Founded on the ideals of international peace and understanding, the United World Colleges (UWC) offer a two-year university preparation programme for students aged 16 to 18 years who are awarded an International Baccalaureate Diploma on successful completion. A UWC education provides a multidisciplinary, rigorous academic programme, with strong emphasis on community service and a wide range of cultural and outdoor activities. According to the United World College (Cayman Islands) National Foundation, thirteen UWC campuses are located across the globe and each presents a unique and exemplary learning environment for those in attendance.

Orchid Morrison, UWC alumni and chairperson for the foundation, thanked Deutsche Bank for providing the Caymanian UWC scholars with an outstanding opportunity to represent Cayman abroad whilst benefitting from an internationally acclaimed educational institution. “These young Caymanians represent the best of the best and the future leaders of Cayman. We are so very proud that Deutsche Bank’s contribution will give them the opportunity for an excellent education.”

Kelsey Dixon will be attending the United World College in Costa Rica, Hailee Robinson will soon study at the United World College USA in New Mexico, and Jennifer Moseley will cross the Atlantic to attend the Waterford KaMhlaba United World College of Southern Africa. “An average of 70 different nationalities are represented at most colleges at any one time, and embracing the many nationalities present is an important feature of UWC life, helping students to explore and develop an international appreciation. The students will be expected to uphold and share their national values so that they might learn from each other and benefit from finding commonalities across borders in an increasingly complex and diverse, yet interconnected, world,” the foundation said in a release.

Janet Hislop, Chief Country Officer for Deutsche Bank in the Cayman Islands, said, "Discovering and actively enabling talent is essential for society and for the companies that operate within it, and at Deutsche Bank we aim to be a catalyst in this effort. As a global company, we fully understandhow intercultural learning can broaden horizons. We also support high level achievement. In this age of globalization, acquiring intercultural skills is of growing importance and for this reason we are delighted to support these students on the next stage of their academic journey.”

The United World College (Cayman Islands) National Foundation, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, relies on corporate and private funding for its scholarship program. “Deutsche Bank has kept their promise to support the UWC organisation in Cayman and we are so very thankful,” said Orchid Morrison.

Companies and individuals interested in making a donation to CIUWC are invited to contact Morrison at CIUWCFoundation@yahoo.com or 345–814–2734.

Photo: (left to right) Hailee Robinson (Recipient); Kelsey Dixon (Recipient); Orchid Morrison (CIUWC Chairperson); Janet Hislop (Deutsche Bank Chief Country Officer); Jennifer Moseley (Recipient); Yainelys Ebanks (UWC Alumni)

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