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Star students get $5,000 scholarships from Paget Council

  • Academic acivement: Chloe Smith, Tashae Trott, and Phoebe Barboza

Chloe Smith, Tashae Trott, and Phoebe Barboza are the new recipients of the Paget Parish Undergraduate Scholarship and Bursary Award.

Chloe will receive $5,000 each year for the next four years as she begins her studies at Western University, Canada, undertaking a Bachelors of Engineering.

Tashae will receive a continuance of her three-year award of $5,000 annually, which she won as the top scholar in 2016. She is studying psychology at Nottingham Trent University in Britain.

Phoebe will also receive a continuance of her three-year award of $5,000 annually, which she won as the top scholar in 2015. She is studying marine zoology at Southampton University in Britain.

This year, no Paget student applied for the Robert J. Wright Scholarship for study specifically at the Bermuda College, which is awarded over a two-year period of study for a maximum of $3,200.

Over the past 16 years, the Council has provided about $341,000 in scholarships to Paget university students. Scholarships are based on academic excellence and financial need and the Bermudian students must have been residents of Paget for a minimum of five years.

The Council stated in a press release: “The Council’s Scholarship Selection Committee was very impressed with the candidates this year who showed passion for their chosen field of study, were able to articulate their goals, and who are doing very well academically. The Council is very proud to support our Paget university scholars.”

The Paget Parish Council provides scholarships through the revenue it earns by managing the Red Hole Waterlot property, which was donated to by the late Olney and Cornelia Jones. Students can apply for the scholarships in the spring through www.bermudascholarships.com or can contact the Council through www.pagetcouncil.com.