DMS invites applications for scholarship programme

| 09/04/2013

scholarship.gif(CNS): DMS Organization is inviting applications for its Annual Scholarship Programme. The scholarship awards are presented annually to Caymanians who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education in the Cayman Islands or abroad. The deadline for applications is 3rd May. Over the past 4 years, DMS reports that it has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to students pursuing higher education. Last year, DMS awarded a total of $22,000 to three students, who were each awarded between $4,000 and $10,000 towards their studies.  “We take great pride in recognizing these recipients for demonstrated academic achievement,” said Samantha Nehra, Vice President, People & Development at DMS.

Each of the scholarship recipients is given the opportunity to work at DMS to gain experience in a department related to their career path. “Our scholarship program gives priority to applicants, whose area of study is relevant to DMS and its business practices, enabling us to place the students as interns during their school breaks and provide them with valuable work experience to further support their futures, “ says Karen Kersey, Senior Vice President. She adds, “Work experience opportunities play an integral role in preparing them for their career.”

The programme’s 2012 scholarship recipients were, Asaph Scott, Danielle Martinez-Gibsonand Stephen Chin. Danielle Martinez-Gibson said, “Being awarded the DMS scholarship gave me the opportunity to travel abroad to further my education which also afforded me experiences that have greatly contributed to my growth and development as an individual.  When I applied for the scholarship I was merely seeking funding to further my studies but was also generously awarded with career opportunities, and continual advancement. I am so grateful to be able to return to a full time role at DMS where every day is a learning experience.”

To qualify, applicants must produce proof of acceptance to an accredited college or university, community college or recognized technical or trade school at the time the award is issued.  If they are already enrolled at an institution, they must produce proof of academic good standing. In addition to demonstrated academic ability, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter describing their career goals and why they are deserving of the DMS scholarship. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, in good health, of good character and be able to demonstrate financial need.

More information is available at www.dmsorganization.ky.

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