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Bahamas First Establishes Automotive Scholarships At BTVI
By Leah R. Davis
May 17, 2018 - 8:19:49 PM

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Bahamas First is thrilled to provide two new scholarship opportunities for students studying auto industries at BTVI. Pictured from left to right: Nicole Leary, Bahamas First Human Resources Manager; Leah R. Davis, Group Marketing & Communications Manager for Bahamas First; Patrick Ward, Chief Executive Officer, Bahamas First; Dr. Robert W. Robertson, President of BTVI; and Alicia Thompson, BTVI’s Associate Vice President of Fund Development.

Two Deserving Students To Receive Full Tuition and Fees

Nassau, Bahamas – Insurance and community leader Bahamas First is continuing its legacy of pioneering opportunities for Bahamians by establishing the Bahamas First RUSH Scholarship at Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI). The company will offer two full scholarships, inclusive of tuition and fees, to one candidate seeking to study Auto Collision Repair (4 semesters) and to another to study Auto Mechanics (5 semesters). The application deadline for both scholarships is Saturday, June 30th.

“At Bahamas First, we’re constantly looking for ways to create opportunities for Bahamians,” shared Mr. Patrick Ward, Chief Executive Officer of Bahamas First General Insurance Company. “We believe that education is the greatest opportunity. It is our great honor to provide the financial resources for a quality education in growing fields that will equip Bahamians with the skills to provide for themselves and their families.”

Additionally, Bahamas First will offer internships in the company’s motor engineering department to scholarship candidates upon the successful completion of their programme. The goal is to create a hands-on opportunity for students while also providing exposure to the workforce as they prepare to transition into their careers.

BTVI President Dr. Robert W. Robertson, was excited to share what the partnership means to the school. He noted, “BTVI is charged with closing the workforces skills gap; therefore, this scholarship will go a long way in providing two deserving students with the opportunity to learn a trade in the auto industry and earn a living.”

He further added that Bahamas First’s generous support will help dismantle financial barriers in higher education.
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must be Bahamian citizens who are 25 years or younger with a desire to pursue further academic development in auto mechanics or auto engineering. Students with demonstrated financial need are encouraged to apply.

“Bahamas First believes that every Bahamian can succeed and contribute to making our country even better if given the chance,” said Ward. “With the establishment of the Bahamas First RUSH Scholarship, we’ve invested in the bright future of The Bahamas.”

To learn more about the scholarship’s full application requirements, visit www.bahamasfirst.com/scholarship and submit the application in time for the June 30th deadline.


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