After a rigorous selection process, KPMG in Bermuda has chosen Sancho Smith who attends Clayton State University to receive the KPMG 2023 Scholarship.
Smith received the award because he represents the firm’s values of excellence, courage and integrity. It is truly inspiring to witness such a high level of dedication and passion among the next generation of future leaders in the financial services industry.
The Scholarship award is a key aspect to the Lift Off Program.
Our Scholarship award helps Bermudian university students complete either their undergraduate or post-graduate degree in an accounting or business-related subject. The KPMG Scholarship is valued at $20,000 per annum for a total of up to three years. In addition to receiving a financial award, Sancho will receive the following:
- guaranteed placement as a summer intern;
- invaluable mentorship opportunities; and
- full-time employment upon the completion of his degree.
Smith stated, “I am grateful for the 2023 KPMG Scholarship which has allowed me to pursue my studies in Business Administration at Clayton State University. The stress of competing in the classroom and on the track, along with the financial burdens, can be overwhelming for a student-athlete in track and field. Despite these challenges, these experiences have helped me grow and become more passionate about my work. Being recognized by KPMG inspires me to continue pursuing my goals and honing in on my skills. To further add, I am thrilled to pursue my Master's degree and become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with the support of KPMG. Receiving this scholarship is a great honor for my career in accounting and finance."
Steve Woodward, Partner and Chair of the Lift Off Program stated, "On behalf of KPMG, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Sancho, a deserving recipient of our Scholarship award. Sancho is an exceptional individual who has proven himself to embody KPMG’s core values. We firmly believe that he will thrive in our dynamic and collaborative work environment, where he will have the opportunity to develop his skills and contribute to the growth of our firm."
The KPMG in Bermuda scholarship program aims to foster a culture of excellence, integrity, and teamwork while nurturing future leaders in the industry. By investing in the education and development of students pursuing a career in financial services, KPMG in Bermuda continues to demonstrate its commitment to building a strong and sustainable talent pipeline. To learn more about our Scholarships, visit: www.kpmg.bm.