EY Cayman Ltd. has selected Jamal Hinds and Raidez Perez as the winners of this year’s EY Cayman Scholarships.
The scholarships, valued up to $30,000 a year for a maximum of five years until recipients have completed the minimum educational requirements to qualify as a Certified Public Accountant, provides students who have shown academic excellence the opportunity to achieve their educational objectives and build careers in the professional services industry.
Mr. Hinds recently received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and management with a focus in finance, and will soon begin pursuing his master’s in accounting and management, both from the University of London.
Ms. Perez recently received her associate’s degree in accounting from The University College of the Cayman Islands, and will begin pursuing her bachelor’s in accounting and finance at the University of Manchester in the U.K. next month.
The scholarship also includes an eight to 10-week summer internship to gain practical experience, and an offer of full-time employment at EY upon successful completion of study.
“It’s an honour to award this year’s scholarships to two very deserving and high achieving students,” Mike Mannisto, partner, EY Cayman Ltd., said. “Jamal and Raidez have bright futures ahead of them and we’re excited to welcome them to the EY family and help them achieve their goals of becoming CPAs.”