BHB awards $130,000 in healthcare scholarships to 13 students

Tuesday 18 July 2023: Bermuda Hospitals Board has awarded a total of $130,000 in scholarship funds to support the education and career development of 13 students pursuing healthcare-related fields.

R. Scott Pearman, deputy CEO, commented: “I want to congratulate each of these students on being selected for a BHB scholarship and joining a proud legacy of over 60 years of BHB sponsored healthcare professionals. BHB’s student scholarships help fulfil our people pillar objective of cultivating local talent to provide community care. These scholarships recognise high achieving students with leadership potential and we are proud to support them.

“BHB is committed to supporting education and fostering excellence in education, and these future healthcare professionals will shape the landscape of healthcare and improve the lives of countless individuals. We look forward to seeing these students contribute to the growth and innovation of healthcare services on the island and address the evolving challenges Bermuda faces in the years to come.”

Angela Fraser-Pitcher, vice president of people, stated: “BHB’s scholarship programme was established to recognise and empower students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievements, leadership potential, and a commitment to making a positive impact in the healthcare industry. With funding from Bermuda Hospitals Board and GlaxoSmithKline Insurance Ltd, a Bermuda-based subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline, the programme aims to facilitate the advancement of these talented individuals and contribute to the future of healthcare.”

The BHB Scholarship recipients for 2023 are:

Jordan Bascome has received a BHB Scholarship of $15,000 for up to one year. Jordan is studying for a doctor of medicine degree at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine.

Dymond DeSilva has received a BHB Scholarship of $15,000 for up to one year. Dymond is studying for a doctor of medicine degree at St. George’s School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies.

Shani Tucker has received a BHB Scholarship of $10,000 for up to one year. Shani is studying for a doctor of medicine degree at St. George’s School of Medicine in Grenada.

Addi Teye-Botchway has received a BHB Scholarship of $12,500 for up to one year. Addi is studying for a doctor of medicine degree at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Addon Teye-Botchway has received a BHB Scholarship of $12,500 for up to one year. Addon is studying for a doctor of medicine degree at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Ceola Wade has received a BHB Scholarship of $15,000 for up to one year. Ceola is studying for a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree at the University of Exeter.

Ronnelle James has received a BHB Scholarship of $15,000 for up to one year. Ronnelle is studying for a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (learning disability) at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Fatima Muhammad has received a BHB Scholarship of $10,000 for up to one year. Fatima is studying for a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Watts College of Nursing.

Tiontae Thomas-Clarke has received a BHB Scholarship of $5,000 for up to one year. Tiontae is studying for a doctor of nursing practice degree with a concentration in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Jashae Allen-Lamontagne has received a BHB Scholarship of $5,000 for up to one year. Jashae is studying for a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at St. Francis Xavier University.

Keishun Swan has received a BHB Scholarship of $5,000 for up to one year. Keishun is studying for his Bachelor of Engineering degree at the University of Portsmouth.

Harlee Purvey has received a BHB Scholarship of $10,000 for up to one year. Harlee is studying for a Master of Clinical Science degree in communications sciences and disorders speech language pathology at Western University.

GlaxoSmithKline Scholarship

Kristin Steede has received the GlaxoSmithKline Scholarship of $20,000 for up to one year.  Kristin is studying for a doctor of medicine degree at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Weston, Florida.

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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.