January 24, 2022

Cayman Islands: Island Heritage awards 2017 Educational Grant

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Island Heritage Insurance Company, Ltd. (“Island Heritage”) announced today that its inaugural Educational Grant has been awarded to Gabriella Castillo. Gabriella graduated from United World College Costa Rica’s International Baccalaureate programme in May 2017, before which she attended Clifton Hunter High School. She will be attending the University of Western Ontario in the Fall, pursuing a degree in Political Science with minors in Economics and Spanish.
In association with the 20th anniversary of Island Heritage last year, its Board of Directors announced the creation of the Grant to support a young Caymanian student looking to pursue a university education with the ultimate aim of returning to Cayman and contributing to the future success of our islands.
The recipient of the Island Heritage Educational Grant is selected by a committee of Island Heritage staff. Criteria for selection include academic excellence, demonstrated leadership experience, and community engagement and service. The award offers US$5,000 to be used towards the cost of tuition, accommodation, books or travel, related to full-time study at an accredited college or university.
Glen Gibbons, General Manager of Island Heritage, spoke about the selection process: “This was not an easy decision. We had 27 applications from very strong candidates. During the interview process, it became very apparent that Cayman has many bright and talented young men and women. The future of the islands is secure in their hands and we wish all of the applicants success in their university education and experience.”
On behalf of the Board, management and staff at Island Heritage, Mr. Gibbons added, “Integrity and leadership are fundamental values at Island Heritage and Gabriella embodies these values. We are delighted that the selection committee has found in Gabriella a very worthy recipient for our first Educational Grant.”
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