Victoria Clare, 2014 recipient of the Sir Harry D. Butterfield Undergraduate Scholarship,  Lee Simmons, Butterfield Scholarship Committee Chairman, and Marlena Tucker, 2014 recipient of the Sir A. Dudley Spurling Postgraduate Scholarship. *Photo supplied
Victoria Clare, 2014 recipient of the Sir Harry D. Butterfield Undergraduate Scholarship,  Lee Simmons, Butterfield Scholarship Committee Chairman, and Marlena Tucker, 2014 recipient of the Sir A. Dudley Spurling Postgraduate Scholarship. *Photo supplied

The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited (“Butterfield”) today announced that its Sir Harry D. Butterfield Undergraduate and Sir A. Dudley Spurling Postgraduate Scholarships have been awarded to Victoria Clarke and Marlena Tucker, respectively.

Victoria is a recent graduate of the International Baccalaureate (‘IB”) programme at Bermuda High School for Girls, and in the fall she will begin her first year of undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia where she will work towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences.

Marlena recently graduated from Coventry University (England) in 2013, with a first classification Bachelor of Science honours degree in Equine Science. She will begin her postgraduate studies in September 2014 at Edinburgh University’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

The Sir Harry D. Butterfield Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to a Bermudian student commencing, or already pursuing, an undergraduate degree overseas at an accredited university. This Scholarship has been offered every year since 1978 to honour Butterfield’s late Chairman, former Rhodes Scholar, Sir Harry D.

Butterfield, whose distinguished career in public and business life was dedicated to the betterment of Bermuda and Bermudians.

The Sir A. Dudley Spurling Postgraduate Scholarship is awarded to a Bermudian student commencing or pursuing a post-graduate degree at an approved university abroad. This Scholarship has been offered every year since 1986 in memory of Sir A. Dudley Spurling; sportsman, former member of Education, past Speaker of the House of Assembly and, at the time of his passing, Vice-Chairman of Butterfield’s Board of Directors.

Lee Simmons, Chairman of Butterfield’s scholarship committee said, “Encouraging talented young Bermudians to dream big and achieve more is a key part of why, for so many years, Butterfield has offered scholarships for post-secondary studies. Through the Sir Harry D. Butterfield undergraduate and Sir A. Dudley Spurling post graduate scholarships, we’ve helped numerous students rise to their potential and inspire success in others.”

Each year, Butterfield selects scholarship recipients from among hundreds of deserving applicants. Criteria used in selecting scholarship recipients include academic achievement, financial need, character, leadership qualities, civic attainment and involvement and achievements in non-curricular activities, including the arts and sports.