This Bank is firmly committed to supporting regional development through its contribution to the tertiary education of the region’s young people.
FCIB’s charitable foundation, the First Caribbean International Comtrust Foundation Ltd., awards fifteen scholarships annually, each valued at US$2,500. The scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students, in any discipline, on any of the three campuses.
Chairman of the Comtrust Foundation, Mr. Michael Mansoor commented “The bank is keen to assist the UWI in ensuring that its graduates in banking, financial services and related areas are well-rounded individuals who are capable of taking their place as leaders in the Caribbean community”.
The scholarship winners were delighted to receive their awards from the bank, with many of them expressing heart-felt appreciation.
Danielia Chambers, a Jamaican national who is pursuing her Bachelor of Law Degree commented, “I was quite pleased to learn that I was a recipient of the CIBC First Caribbean International Bank Scholarship. Your financial generosity has allowed me to be one stepcloser to my goal and has inspired me to help others by giving back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help other students achieve their goal just as you have helped me. ”
The Comtrust Foundation is the governing body for the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives. It ensures that 1 percent of the bank’s profits after tax annually is committed to important causes, which contribute to the social health of the Caribbean.