Scotiabank has committed to funding 15 new scholarships for students attending the University of the West Indies (UWI) as part of the renewal of its sponsorship of the UWI Toronto Gala Scholarship.
The bank has been the lead sponsor for the UWI Toronto Gala Scholarship for 10 years and has recommitted to the fundraising event for another five years from 2020 to 2024. The sponsorship commitment is CAD$75,000 annually, which amounts to approximately $37 million over the five years.
On Tuesday, senior administrators at the university’s Mona campus in Kingston hosted a courtesy tour for Scotiabank executives.
Among those in attendance were Brendan King, Scotiabank’s Senior Vice President of International Banking along with local Scotiabank executives, Audrey Tugwell Henry, Scotiabank Jamaica’s Executive Vice President of Retail Banking; Dr Adrian Stokes, Senior Vice President of Wealth and Insurance; Perrin Gayle, Senior Vice President of Corporate and Commercial Banking and Yanique Forbes-Patrick, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications all of whom are UWI alumni.
The Scotia team got a close-up view of recent developments at the Mona campus including the Mona School of Business Management Bloomberg Financial Lab and the new Faculty of Medical Sciences building.
Following the tour, the Scotiabank executives met with students who are currently attending university with scholarships from the UWI Toronto Gala. The executives shared some insights into their career journeys and offered advice to the students.
Article from: Loop