Four students awarded IMAC scholarships

| 02/11/2017
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Lacee Barnes

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Katherine Tatum

(CNS Local Life): The Insurance Managers Association of Cayman (IMAC) is supporting four young Caymanians to pursue tertiary education overseas in the upcoming months through their scholarship programme. Kimberly Tatum has been admitted to study psychology in education at the University of York; Isaiah Robinson will be studying Computer Science at Cardiff University; Communications student Lacee Barnes will be attending the University of Texas; and Jake Bennett, an aspiring pilot, will study Aviation Management with Flight in January 2018 at the Florida Institute of Technology.

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Jake Bennett

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Isaiah Robinson

The scholarship The IMAC scholarship programme is over 20 years old and has raised over $3.4 million. It offers up to US $40,000 per year and contributions are derived from IMAC, the individual insurance management firms, the captive insurance companies, and proceeds from the annual Cayman Captive Forum, and currently supports 15 students in full-time education overseas.

Applications for the IMAC Scholarship are considered for any course of study at an accredited university, and open at the end of March each year.

“In my spare time I enjoy plane spotting and flying on my flight simulator,” said Bennett. “To me, being awarded the IMAC scholarship is proof that I can achieve any goal I set for myself through hard work, determination, and by simply being myself.”

To date, the scholarship has assisted 42 students, and regularly checks in on its past recipients.

Camille Angel received the IMAC scholarship in 2009 and graduated from Stetson University in 2013. She now works with the Cayman Islands Government’s Youth Services Unit.

She said, “IMAC helped me pursue my goal of working in marketing and corporate communications. I am now a youth officer and I use my skills to share young people’s achievements within our community. I am so grateful for the support of the scholarship fund and all that it does to help its students discover meaningful careers.”

IMAC Chair of Education, Colin Robinson said, “The IMAC Educational Scholarship Fund is pleased to provide scholarships to another exceptional group of Caymanian students. This year’s group highlights the diversity of skills and interests that our future leaders will use to propel us to greater heights. On behalf of IMAC, I would like to extend our congratulations to Kimberly, Isaiah, Lacee and Jake.”

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