Created: August 18, 2022 07:49
Winner: Danielle Foote, left, receives her government scholarship from Derrick Binns, Head of Civil Service (photo provided)
A government program of awards for high-flying students has been awarded to an architect in training for a career in public service.
Danielle Foote, who is enrolled in a Bachelor of Architecture program at the Savannah College of Art and Design, is the 2022 recipient of the Bermuda Government Scholarship.
The Public Service Commission awards the prizes, valued at $20,000 per year for a period not exceeding five years, to selected candidates enrolled in vocational or technical studies.
Derrick Binns, the head of the civil service, said the government aimed to attract and nurture “the best and brightest talent Bermuda has to offer”.
“The scholarship program identifies qualified individuals who will meet the future needs of government departments, ensuring a team of well-trained people to fill positions within the public service.”
He added: “Today is a day to celebrate Danielle’s hard work and success and we know she will be a great addition to the public service.
“And once her studies are complete, we very much look forward to fully welcoming Danielle into the ranks of the service.
Dr Binns also congratulated recent winners currently working in government, including:
• Ania Gilbert, a Trainee Departmental Controller who completed a Bachelor of Commerce in Administrative Accounting at Mount Saint Vincent University in Canada
• Channa McGowan, a trainee community health nurse who completed a Bachelor of Science in Adult Nursing at Middlesex University
• Dylan Ward, Maritime Operations Center Controller who completed a Higher National Diploma in Nautical Science at Warsash Maritime Academy in Britain