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Wakefield Quin Announces Legal Scholarship Awards

Posted by: Pavel Nikolov
Category: In the News

Wakefield Quin has awarded its 2020 Legal Scholarships to Kyra Dunstan and Jaesharrie Johnson.

Ms. Dunstan commenced working at WQ as a summer intern this year, after successfully completing her first year of her accelerated LLB program at the University of Exeter. Ms. Dunstan, who also possesses a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies from the University of Western Ontario, is due to return to Exeter this month, to complete the penultimate year of her LLB. When reflecting on her work experience with WQ, Ms. Dunstan said, “I am extremely grateful to have been selected as a Summer Student at WQ and to receive this award. I am so thankful for WQ’s support.”

WQ has also chosen Jaesharrie Johnson as an award recipient. Ms. Johnson, graduated from Kingston University in 2014, receiving her Bachelors of Arts in Business Law. She completed her Graduate Diploma in Law in 2020. Ms. Johnson will be attending the University of Law later this month, to complete the Legal Practice Course. When discussing being selected as a recipient of the award Ms. Johnson said, “I am elated to have been selected as a scholarship recipient for the 2020/21 academic year.”

Erik Gotfredsen, a Director of WQ and co-chair of the WQ Scholarship Committee, noted, “We were very pleased to select both Kyra and Jaesharrie as award recipients this year. We are confident in the skills of both of these bright young women and we look forward to seeing them accomplish great things in their careers.”

WQ scholarship awards are to help cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board for the upcoming study year. The annual application deadline is 30 June.

“WQ is proud to continue providing assistance and support to aspiring Bermudian law students and graduates who are in pursuit of admission to the Bermuda Bar,” said Richard Horseman, a Director of WQ, and co-chair of the WQ Scholarship Committee. “We congratulate both Kyra and Jaesharrie on their accomplishments and wish them all the best in completing their studies.”