September 25, 2020

Maples and Calder makes big donation to UWC Cayman Islands

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UWC Cayman Islands is pleased to announce the donation of US$25,000 by the Maples Foundation to support its scholarship programme. Each year, UWC Cayman Islands selects outstanding students from a pool of academically talented and service-oriented Caymanian applicants to attend the various worldwide UWC campuses on full scholarship. It is through the continued support of civically proactive donors like Maples and Calder that this level of scholarship funding and opportunity is made possible.

UWC Cayman Islands Chairperson, Tara Rivers, applauded the generosity of Maples and Calder. “As our current longest standing donor, I’m delighted that the Maples Foundation has contributed to the UWC Cayman Islands scholarship fund again this year. The UWC movement and ideals are valued and appreciated by Maples and Calder, as evidenced by its support year after year. I would like to sincerely thank the Maples Foundation for its generous donation and look forward to its continued commitment and support for years to come.”

Since the 1980’s, UWC Cayman Islands has provided promising Caymanian students the opportunity to study in an international, academically challenging two-year boarding programme designed to foster well-rounded academics, civic participation and leadership qualities whilst promoting international understanding and sustainable living. There are more than 60 Caymanian UWC alumni living, studying and working domestically and abroad. Their success was made possible in large part by the commitment and support of local organizations.

This year’s recipient is Madeleine Rowell, who will be attending UWC-USA in Montezuma, New Mexico on a full scholarship. She is due to graduate from Cayman Prep & High School this summer. Along with excellent scholastic abilities, she is involved in community services, such as Key Club and volunteering at the Humane Society and the Pines.

“The UWC Cayman Islands scholarship programme plays a vital role in our community and we are pleased to continue our support,” said Paul Lumsden, Managing Partner, Maples and Calder, Cayman. “Ms. Rowell is an impressive recipient of this year’s scholarship and we wish her all the best for her upcoming studies at UWC-USA.”

Companies and individuals interested in learning more about the UWC movement may visit www.uwc.org for more information. Interested donors may contact UWC Cayman Islands at [email protected].

Maples and Calder is a leading international law firm advising financial, institutional and business clients around the world on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands. Maples and Calder has offices in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong and London.

With a reputation as an innovative, entrepreneurial firm, Maples and Calder is known worldwide as a market leader with highly qualified lawyers who are specialists in their respective practice areas.

Conceived in the 1950’s by the notable educationalist Kurt Hahn, who is also the founder of the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme, UWC offers an exceptional learning and living experience for students from over 120 countries. Founded on the ideals of international peace and understanding, the United World Colleges are a university preparation programme for students aged 16–18 years old that awards the International Baccalaureate Diploma on successful completion. The programme is based upon participation in a two-year, academically rigorous set of courses coupled with community service, cultural endeavours and physical activities

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