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Butterfield offers $25,000 post-graduate environmental scholarship

Students pursuing a higher education in a field of study relating to the protection and improvement of island environments will have the opportunity to apply for Butterfield’s annual post-graduate scholarship worth USD $25,000 per year.

The scholarship, which is tenable for up to four years, will be awarded to one deserving student from one of the following locations: Jersey, Guernsey, the UK, Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands, The Bahamas, Switzerland, Mauritius, or Singapore.

Ryan Dowling, who is from Bermuda, was awarded last year’s scholarship to pursue his Masters of Science in Carbon Management with a focus on environmental sustainability at The University of Edinburgh. Having already achieved a BSc in Business Administration and an MSc in Strategic Management from Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in the Netherlands, Ryan wanted to pursue a Masters to gain a deeper understanding of carbon market investments in order to fully enter the field of impact investing.

‘I applied for the Butterfield scholarship to help finance my post-graduate studies. Had I not received the scholarship, I would have had to take out a student loan and get a part-time job, which would have been detrimental to my studies. It was fantastic to be selected for the scholarship and my studies are going really well. My course ends mid-August and my aim is to finish with a Distinction (honours), which I’m on track to do. Once I have completed my studies, I hope to enter the field of low carbon and green investments, which I’m extremely passionate about,’ said Ryan.

He added: ‘Transitioning capital from a fossil fuel infrastructure to a low/zero carbon infrastructure is crucial to attain the Paris Climate Agreement and to ensure the world’s transition to a low carbon economy. Butterfield’s scholarship has significantly helped me in pursuing my career, as I’m fully able to dedicate myself to my studies, networking and taking the first steps towards career opportunities. I’m eternally grateful to Butterfield for providing me with this scholarship, which has changed my life. I would absolutely encourage other students to apply.’

Richard Saunders, Managing Director, Channel Islands at Butterfield Bank, said: ‘We are delighted to offer this environmentally focused post-graduate scholarship to one deserving student each year. Ryan is an excellent example of how this scholarship can help students pursue their careers of choice. At Butterfield, we are committed to the betterment of the natural environment in the communities we call home, and investing in the future by promoting the pursuit of higher education. We look forward to receiving applications and supporting the next generation of environmental leaders.’

The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 29th March 2019. For more information on how to apply, please visit




Notes to Editors:
Butterfield is a full-service bank and wealth manager headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda, providing services to clients from our offices in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Guernsey and Jersey, where our principal banking operations are located, and The Bahamas, Switzerland, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, where we offer specialised financial services. Banking services comprise deposit, cash management and lending solutions for individual, business and institutional clients. Wealth management services are composed of trust, private banking, and asset management. In Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Guernsey, we offer both banking and wealth management. In The Bahamas, Singapore and Switzerland, we offer select wealth management services. In the UK, we offer residential property lending. In Jersey, we offer select banking and wealth management services. Butterfield is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: NTB) and the Bermuda Stock Exchange (symbol: NTB.BH). Further details on the Butterfield Group can be obtained from our website at:

Butterfield Bank (Guernsey) Limited (“BBGL”) is licensed and regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (“GFSC”) under The Banking Supervision (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1994 and The Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987, each as amended from time to time, under registration number 85. BBGL’s products and services are available in Guernsey and only in those other jurisdictions where they may be legally offered or obtained. BBGL is registered under the Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 2017, under registration number 11160 and with the Guernsey Registry under registration number 21061. BBGL is a participant in the Guernsey Banking Deposit Compensation Scheme (the “Scheme”) established by The Banking Compensation Scheme Deposit of Guernsey Ordinance, 2008 (the “Ordinance”). The scheme offers protection only in respect of ‘qualifying deposits’ (as that term is used in the Ordinance) of up to £50,000, subject to certain limitations. The maximum total amount of compensation is capped at £100,000,000 in any 5 year period subject to certain limitations as set out in the Ordinance. Full details are available on the Scheme’s website or upon request.

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