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Thursday February 20 2020

Butterfields Post-Graduate Scholarship supports the next generation of Environmental Leaders


Post-graduate students in the UK studying subjects related to the preservation and improvement of island environments are invited to apply for the annual Butterfield post-graduate scholarship.



Butterfields Post-Graduate Scholarship supports the next generation of Environmental Leaders

Post-graduate students in the UK studying subjects related to the preservation and improvement of island environments are invited to apply for the annual Butterfield post-graduate scholarship. 
 
Every year, one student from Butterfield’s jurisdictions (Guernsey, Jersey, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, the UK, The Bahamas, Switzerland, Mauritius or Singapore) is selected to receive the scholarship of $25,000 USD. The scholarship is awarded for a period of up to four years to students in full-time study.
 
Applications for the Butterfield Post-Graduate Scholarship can be made online. The application deadline is midnight on Friday 27 March 2020. 
 
Barisse Griffin from The Bahamas was the recipient of the 2019 scholarship, which she used to fund her master’s degree in Disasters, Adaption and Development Management at King’s College in London.
 
Barisse said: “Butterfield's post-graduate scholarship has given me a head-start in my career, enabling me to focus on my studies, while gaining experience in the field of disaster and development. I highly recommend students apply for this amazing opportunity.”
 
Barisse is now developing strategies to improve crisis response in The Bahamas and across the Caribbean, helping to combat natural disasters and protect the islands.  
 
She added: “Throughout the Caribbean we are experiencing unpredictable climate patterns, such as prolonged and repeated droughts, intense rainfall and rising sea levels. These conditions disrupt our marine environments and coastal areas, resulting in pollutants and debris drifting into the sea and rising seas consuming our beaches”.  
 
Alpa Bhakta, CEO at the UK-based Butterfield Mortgages Limited, said: “This initiative is a fantastic way of supporting the next generation of leaders who will play a significant role in improving the way humans interact with the environment. Education and awareness are key to solving the environmental crisis we currently face. This scholarship ensures students are in position to further their knowledge, expertise and potential for future action―I would certainly encourage UK-based students who are considering entering relevant post-graduate courses to apply.”
 
For any further information on the scholarship please contact Marisa Nearon Howard: Email: scholarshipsbda@butterfieldgroup.com



"This initiative is a fantastic way of supporting the next generation of leaders who will play a significant role in improving the way humans interact with the environment"
Alpa Bhakta, CEO of Butterfield Mortgages Limited






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