BHB awards $100,000 in scholarships to eight students

Tuesday 6 September 2022: Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) today announces the awarding of eight scholarships, worth $100,000 over one or more years. All the scholarships are administered and by BHB, with funding for one from GlaxoSmithKline Insurance Ltd, a Bermuda-based subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline plc ($40,000).

Dr Michael Richmond, BHB President & CEO, comments: “Congratulations to all the scholarship recipients and I wish them all the best with their studies. It is important for BHB to provide funding for Bermudians to obtain post-secondary education while also providing them with a placement for summer internships. I would also like to thank our community partner GlaxoSmithKline who continues to support young Bermudians in the pharmaceutical field.”

Scholarships funded by BHB:

Britney Bannister attends Sheffield Hallam University, where she is studying to obtain her Master’s in Dietetics. She was awarded the BHB General Scholarship for $10,000 for one year.

Camia Pitcher attends Leeds Beckett University, where she is studying to obtain her Master’s in Dietetics. She was awarded the BHB General Scholarship for $10,000 for one year.

Naomi Lightbourne is attending the University of Essex and is obtaining her Master’s in Occupational Therapy. She received the BHB General Scholarship for $10,000 for one year.

Ivy Ingham is attending Kettering College and is obtaining her Bachelor’s in Nursing. She received the BHB General Scholarship for $10,000 for one year.

Paige Raynor is attending Barry University and is obtaining her Bachelor’s in Nursing. She received the BHB General Scholarship for $10,000 for one year.

Theresa-Lynn Santucci is attending the University of Salford Manchester and is obtaining her Bachelor’s in Nursing. She received the BHB General Scholarship for $10,000 for one year.

Taniece Wilson – Edmead is attending Keiser University and is obtaining her Certification in Nuclear Medicine. She received the BHB General Scholarship for $10,000 for one year.

GlaxoSmithKline Scholarship:

Jay-Quan Dill attends the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and is obtaining his Doctor of Pharmacy. He was awarded the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) scholarship for $20,000 for two years.

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Notes to Editors
The Bermuda Hospitals Board is a quango (quasi autonomous non-governmental organisation) established under the Bermuda Hospitals Board Act, 1970. It has a Bermuda Government-approved Board and a Chief Executive Officer, responsible for King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. At the heart of both organisations is high-quality care to all patients.

With approximately 1,700 employees, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is Bermuda's second largest employer. King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute are the only healthcare organisations in Bermuda accredited by Accreditation Canada, an independent organisation whose role is to help hospitals examine and improve the quality of care and service they provide to their clients. In addition to providing an extensive list of services for the community, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is part of a referral network that includes some of the world's leading specialist hospitals.

For more information, please visit www.bermudahospitals.bm or contact the Bermuda Hospitals Board Public Relations Department at publicrelations@bhb.bm.