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PwC Bahamas Awards two students with University Scholarships
By Mieko Smith
Aug 10, 2018 - 1:30:21 PM

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L-R: Carlton Cartwright, Assurance Partner, PwC Bahamas, Mrs Nichelle Bethel, mother of scholarship recipient Jasmine Bethel, Myra Lundy-Mortimer, Human Capital Partner, PwC Bahamas, Mrs Remelda Moxey, Dean at University of the Bahamas, Ravyn Maycock scholarship recipient and Kevin Cambridge, Advisory Partner, PwC Bahamas. (Missing from photo is scholarship recipient Jasmine Bethel who is currently at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Nassau, Bahamas - Bahamian students, Jasmine Bethel and Ravyn Maycock are the 2018-2019 recipients of PwC Bahamas’ Remelda Moxey Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to Bahamian students pursuing full time undergraduate or graduate degrees in accounting at any accredited institution. The scholarship is named after Dean of the Faculty of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies at the University of the Bahamas, Remelda Moxey; a certified public accountant and PwC alumnus.

Myra Lundy-Mortimer, Human Capital Partner at PwC Bahamas said, “When we decided to launch PwC Bahamas’ Remelda Moxey Scholarship, we did so with the expectation of finding outstanding and well-rounded students with a passion for accounting and impeccable academic records.  Both Jasmine and Ravyn are young, dynamic Bahamians who have, in their short years, exemplified high standards of excellence. We look forward to working with them to ensure their personal and professional development as they move from the classroom to the workforce.”

Jasmine Bethel, who recently completed her third year at Dalhousie University, is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in accounting and a minor in informatics. Since enrolling at Dalhousie, she has maintained a cumulative GPA of 4.09 which has placed her on the honour roll and dean’s list for three consecutive years. The scholarship will help her complete her senior year as well as start her graduate studies.

"I am so grateful to be chosen as a recipient of this scholarship and for the educational opportunities it will afford me. Since I began pursuing a degree in accounting it has always been a dream of mine to work for a Big Four accounting firm like PwC. I’m looking forward to completing my studies and returning home to start my accounting career journey at PwC Bahamas” she said.
For Ravyn Maycock, a 2018 honour student and graduate of Queen’s College, the scholarship represents a dream that was almost deferred due to a sudden autoimmune disease that caused her to miss almost a year of high school in 2016. Ravyn’s resilience and determination allowed her to push past her physical challenges and complete the school year. In 2017 and 2018 she made the honour roll consecutively, served as a student leader in her senior year and finished with a cumulative GPA of 3.48. This fall, Ravyn will be enrolling at Florida International University (FIU) to start a Bachelor’s degree in accounting.

“My parents are still paying my medical bills, so I am thankful that this scholarship will help to relieve them of the added financial burden. I’m anxious to learn as much as I can as I matriculate through university and gain more knowledge in the accounting profession from persons within the field. I’m so excited to be one step closer to achieving my goal of becoming a CPA and a future employee at PwC Bahamas” she said.

“Our Firm is committed to providing opportunities for young people wanting to pursue careers in accounting. This scholarship not only provides financial assistance, but also mentorship, career development and valuable work experience with a PwC internship. We’re confident these young ladies will continue to make us all PwC proud” said Lundy-Mortimer.

Scholarship recipients can earn up to $10,000 at the undergraduate level for local colleges and/or universities, up to $15,000 scholarship at the graduate level for local universities and up to $15,000 scholarship for overseas universities.

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