UCCI receives $500k donation for scholarships



UCCI receives $500k donation for scholarships

From L-R : Mr. Peter A. Thomson, Former CUC, CEO and Peter N. Thomson Family Foundation Director, UCCI President and CEO Dr. Stacy McAfee, Mr. Wayne Ross, Peter N. Thomson Family Foundation Director, Mark Scotland, UCCI Chairman of Board of Governors, JP.

The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) received an unprecedented CI$500,000 donation from the Peter N. Thomson Family Foundation to establish the Peter N. Thomson Family Foundation – UCCI scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to qualifying Caymanians to pursue their Associate or Bachelor studies at UCCI.

The Peter N. Thomson Family Foundation – UCCI Scholarship is designed to recruit and support students who are driven to improve the Cayman Islands in areas including, but not limited to: liberal arts, social sciences and/or the sciences. Each scholar will receive up to CI$2,500 in financial aid to cover tuition, fees, books, and supplies renewable each year for a two-year period, to pursue an Associate degree or a four-year Bachelor’s degree. The scholarship is available for students in need of financial aid, and students must maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA) at the bachelor’s level and 2.25 at the associate’s level if they plan to embark or continue with their tertiary studies at UCCI in the Spring or Fall 2020 Semester.

Peter A. Thomson, former Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) CEO, and Patricia Thomson-Leonard, representing the Peter N. Thomson Family foundation, are committed to funding up to 14 student scholarships each year for Caymanians at UCCI. “We believe that increasing educational attainment across the country is key to the development of a prosperous, healthy, and peaceful Cayman Islands, and we act on that belief by offering support to the full-time students of UCCI in order to help build the next generation of great Caymanians,” said Peter A. Thomson.  

 “The scholarship programme has been created to empower young Caymanian minds with higher education studies at UCCI so that they can become influential leaders in the Cayman Islands to make meaningful and lasting contributions to the islands” said Dr. Stacy McAfee, President and CEO at UCCI.

Applications for the Peter N. Thomson Scholarship are now being accepted; visit UCCI’s website at ucci.edu.ky or call the UCCI Student Life office at 623-0530 to apply now! The deadline for applications is December 31, 2019.