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Friday, Jan 27 2023

On Tuesday 24th January 2023, the Peter N. Thomson Family Foundation awarded 16 scholarships to students at the University College of the Cayman Islands valued at more than $25,000. 

The Peter N. Thomson Family Foundation - University College of the Cayman Islands programme, is a comprehensive needs-based, scholarship and retention programme for new and first-generation students at UCCI. The scholarship is awarded to qualifying Caymanians to pursue their associate or bachelor studies at UCCI. Students receive up to $2,500 in financial aid to cover tuition, fees, books, and supplies to pursue a programme of studies.   

Funded by the Peter N. Thomson Family Foundation (PNT), the programme serves students by providing funding for tuition, books and retention services such as tutoring, mentoring and academic enrichment.  The programme includes a co-curricular experience with an emphasis on leadership development and community service.

Dr Robert W. Robertson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the University College of the Cayman Islands commented, “We value all our community and corporate partners and celebrated the generosity of our community partners as they continuously support the future generation of the Cayman Islands with much-needed financial support that will see tomorrow’s leaders achieve great things.

“Scholarships are a fundamental element of success for many of our students and UCCI is committed to developing and supporting the talent of the future Cayman workforce. We are absolutely thrilled that the Peter N. Thomson Family Foundation continues to support our students year on year.

Donnette Goddard, Director of Student Life at UCCI, commented: “Over the past three years we have received approximately 238 applications for the PNT scholarship with a total of 72 successful recipients and we have seen several students fulfill their academic goals as graduates. This confirms the increasing financial needs of our students and the relief the PNT generous scholarship donation has afforded them; we look forward to this continued partnership with the Peter N. Thompson Family Foundation.”

Scholarship recipient, Asia Bush, commented, “I would like to give my heartfelt gratitude to PNT for making this scholarship possible. This scholarship will make a huge difference by helping me to continue my academic achievements. It has reinforced my confidence and reassures me that I can continue this journey, no matter what obstacles arise. Thanks again.”

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