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Butterfield Scholarship Student Takes Flight at FIT

(Grand Cayman – 26 August, 2015) The 2015 Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited Undergraduate Scholarship recipient, Leanni Tibbetts, started her freshman year at Florida Institute of Technology earlier this month.

A Triple C School alum, Miss Tibbetts is studying for her Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management & Flight. Upon completion she endeavours to return home to pilot with the Cayman Islands’ National flag carrier, Cayman Airways.

“Leanni is a passionate, disciplined, and ambitious young Caymanian woman who impressed us with her dedication to her studies, extra-curricular activities and progression in her chosen career” commented Mrs. Joanna Virtue-Markman, Human Resources Manager at Butterfield. “We are pleased to have been able to assist her in reaching her goals through our Annual Undergraduate Scholarship.”

“We congratulate Leanni and wish her the very best of luck in her studies. Butterfield continues to be committed to the development of Cayman’s young people and hope that through this scholarship that we can have a positive impact on the development of tomorrow’s leaders.” said Butterfield’s Deputy Managing Director Mr. Michael McWatt.

The Undergraduate Scholarship began in 1993 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Butterfield in the Cayman Islands. It is a programme that ensures financial support for further educational development among young people in the local community.

Available for any course of study that will benefit the Cayman Islands, the Annual Butterfield Undergraduate Scholarship awards the recipient with up to US$ 30,000 per year, for a maximum of four years of study. Past recipients of this scholarship include teachers, lawyers and architects within the Cayman community.

The application process for the 2016 Scholarship will begin in February.


PHOTO CAPTION: (L-R) Mrs. Joanna Virtue-Markman, HR Manager; Miss Leanni Tibbetts, Butterfield’s 2015 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient and Mr. Mike McWatt, Deputy Managing Director, Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited.




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