Achievers: This year’s Bank of Butterfield scholarship winners. Left, Kristyn Dale, Sir Harry D. Butterfield Undergraduate Scholar, and right, Alexis Haynes, Sir A. Dudley Spurling Postgraduate Scholar. *Photo supplied
Achievers: This year’s Bank of Butterfield scholarship winners. Left, Kristyn Dale, Sir Harry D. Butterfield Undergraduate Scholar, and right, Alexis Haynes, Sir A. Dudley Spurling Postgraduate Scholar. *Photo supplied

At Butterfield, one of the most important contributions we make to Bermuda is investing in our young people. 

We demonstrate our commitment to higher education for Bermudians through our undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships.

Every year we have the difficult task of making a scholarship selection from a very competitive and intelligent group of individuals.

Criteria used in selecting scholarship recipients includes academic achievement, financial need, character, leadership qualities, civic attainment, and involvement and achievements in non-curricular activities, including the arts and sports.

Honours

This year we are pleased to announce that the Sir Harry D. Butterfield Undergraduate Scholar is Kristyn Dale, and the Sir A. Dudley Spurling Postgraduate Scholar is Alexis Haynes.

Each candidate will receive $25,000 per year for up to four years.
Kristyn recently graduated from the Bermuda High School’s (BHS) International Baccalaureate programme, obtaining a Senior Graduation Diploma.

At graduation she was also awarded the Prize for Research for her extended essay, as well as the Heather Dias Memorial Prize for service to the school.

During her tenure at BHS, Kristyn was elected Head Student and also served as the Deputy Head Girl.

She achieved academic honours throughout middle and high school and was awarded the RA Ferguson II Scholarship in recognition of excellent academic performance and leadership at BHS, as well as the Sir George Somers Scholarship for excellent academic standing. She also represented the school on the senior soccer, softball and volleyball teams.

In the fall, Kristyn will attend the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, where she will pursue an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in health studies.

After graduation, she plans to undertake further studies as a health professional, with the hope of returning to Bermuda to pursue a career in medicine.

Alexis graduated from McGill University, Canada, in 2008 with a Bachelor of Commerce, triple concentration in marketing, strategic management and entrepreneurship.

Since attaining her Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Alexis has remained involved with the association and currently serves as the co-chairman for the Duke of Edinburgh Family and Friends Committee.

Alexis is also a dance teacher and choreographer at Restoration Fellowship, for the juniors and women’s liturgical dance teams, respectively.

In the fall, she will attend Queen Mary University of London to study corporate law. Subsequent to graduating and qualifying for the Bermuda Bar, Alexis intends to obtain two further certifications while working, to qualify as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP).

To learn more about scholarship offerings from Butterfield visit www.butterfieldgroup.com.

Scholarship Recipients 2012