Butterfield has announced this year’s recipients of its annual scholarship programme, including a talented young student from Jersey, Ella Harris, who has been awarded $25,000 (over £20,000) towards her studies in Fashion Design Innovation at the University of Leeds.
The scholarship can be maintained for up to four academic years.
Ella Harris received the Butterfield Undergraduate Scholarship for Employees’ Children (European), one of three regional scholarships available to Butterfield employees who are parents or guardians of a student pursuing post-secondary education. Ms Harris has a particular interest in sustainable and ethically sourced fashion, a growing and increasingly important field, in addition to making fashion more accessible and inclusive for all. During the pandemic, when not practicing her design skills, she worked as a Covid tester. Ms Harris has also achieved the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award.
Richard Saunders, Butterfield’s Managing Director, Channel Islands & UK, said, “We offer huge congratulations to Ella. She has distinguished herself as a dedicated student and a supporter of the community. We are pleased to be able to play a part in supporting her future successes.”
“Across the group, Butterfield has invested almost $2.5 million (more than £2 million) in scholarships over the past five years. We understand the importance of education and we’re proud to empower young people to pursue their aspirations, providing educational opportunities from scholarships and summer internships to our recently launched graduate talent programme.”
The annual scholarship programme offers financial assistance to a number of promising students each year based on academic excellence, community involvement and sporting attainments, financial need and a candidate’s demonstrated ability to lead.