The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) received an unprecedented CI$500,000 donation from the Peter N. Thomson Family Foundation to establish the Peter N. Thomson Family Foundation – UCCI scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to qualifying Caymanians to pursue their Associate or Bachelor studies at UCCI.
The Peter N. Thomson Family Foundation – UCCI Scholarship is designed to recruit and support students who are driven to improve the Cayman Islands in areas including, but not limited to: liberal arts, social sciences and/or the sciences. Each scholar will receive up to CI$2,500 in financial aid to cover tuition, fees, books, and supplies renewable each year for a two-year period, to pursue an Associate degree or a four-year Bachelor’s degree. The scholarship is available for students in need of financial aid, and students must maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA) at the bachelor’s level and 2.25 at the associate’s level.
Peter A. Thomson, former Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) CEO, and Patricia Thomson-Leonard, representing the Peter N. Thomson Family foundation, are committed to funding up to 14 student scholarships each year for Caymanians at UCCI. “We believe that increasing educational attainment across the country is key to the development of a prosperous, healthy, and peaceful Cayman Islands, and we act on that belief by offering support to the full-time students of UCCI in order to help build the next generation of great Caymanians,” said Peter A. Thomson.
“The scholarship programme has been created to empower young Caymanian minds with higher education studies at UCCI so that they can become influential leaders in the Cayman Islands to make meaningful and lasting contributions to he islands” said Dr. Stacy McAfee, President and CEO at UCCI.