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UWI Actuarial Students Shine

For Release Upon Receipt - November 28, 2023

St. Augustine

St. Augustine, November 28, 2023 – The coveted IFoA Fullerton-Long Caribbean Scholarships for 2023 have been awarded to Mr. Dayanand Moonoo and Mr. Vishan Ramoutar, 3rd-year students within the Actuarial Science Programme at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), St. Augustine Campus with both scholars emerged victorious, securing scholarships valued at $2,150.00 USD each.

 Mr. Moonoo and Mr. Ramoutar were selected from a pool of candidates, reflecting a minimum average GPA of 3.3 in their previous year’s UWI examinations. Their commitment to excellence, coupled with their involvement in extracurricular activities and community engagement, sets a high standard for aspiring actuarial professionals.

 The Fullerton-Long Caribbean Scholarship, founded in 2020 by The UWI alumni and UK-based actuaries Mr. Andrew Long and Mr. Norbert Fullerton, aims to foster regional talent. Mr. Fullerton, a UWI Mona Mathematics graduate, is Janus Henderson's Head of Institutional Client Strategy in Europe, Middle East & Africa. Mr. Long, also a UWI Mona alumnus in Mathematics and Computer Sciences, is the Managing Director at Willis Towers Watson and an IFoA Foundation ambassador. Their establishment of this scholarship marks their commitment to developing leaders in their field.

 This initiative, piloted in 2020 at The UWI Mona Actuarial Science programme, expanded to the St. Augustine campus in 2021, demonstrating the foundation’s commitment to fostering talent across multiple The UWI campuses. The IFoA Foundation Fullerton-Long Caribbean Scholarships are tailored for Commonwealth Caribbean citizens enrolled full-time in the Actuarial Science BSc programme at The UWI, pursuing Level II or III studies in the 2022/23 academic year.

 The robust criteria include not only academic excellence but also a strong display of leadership, teamwork, community involvement, and exemplary character.


 About The University of the West Indies

 The UWI has been and continues to be a pivotal force in every aspect of Caribbean development; residing at the centre of all efforts to improve the well-being of people across the region for the past 75 years.

 From a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948, The UWI is today an internationally respected, global university with near 50,000 students and five campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, Five Islands in Antigua and Barbuda and its Open Campus, and global centres in partnership with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe.

 The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Culture, Creative and Performing Arts, Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities and Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Sport. As the Caribbean’s leading university, it possesses the largest pool of Caribbean intellect and expertise committed to confronting the critical issues of our region and wider world.

 The UWI has been consistently ranked among the top universities globally by the most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education (THE). The UWI is the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists since its debut in the rankings in 2018. In addition to its leading position in the Caribbean in the World University Rankings, it is also in the top 25 for Latin America and the Caribbean and the top 100 global Golden Age universities (between 50 and 80 years old).  The UWI is also featured among the leading universities on THE’s Impact Rankings for its response to the world’s biggest concerns, outlined in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Good Health and Wellbeing; Gender Equality and Climate Action.

 2023 marks The UWI’s 75th anniversary. The Diamond jubilee milestone themed “UWI at 75. Rooted. Ready. Rising.” features initiatives purposely designed and aligned to reflect on the past, confront the present, and articulate plans for the future of the regional University.

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