Anja van Genderen, a 2015 Dart High School Scholar and a 2018 William A. Dart Memorial University Scholar, studies biological science at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. Last summer, she participated in a two-week research expedition in Romania, collecting data to help governments and researchers study changes in our biodiversity. Read on to learn more about Anja, her experience as a Dart Scholar and her plans for the year ahead.

Ethan Slocock, a 2016 Dart Scholar, is currently finishing his A Levels at Bryanston in the United Kingdom; and participated in the past three Dart Scholar summer enrichment trips to Toronto, Canada; Oxford University and Clare College at Cambridge. Ethan is planning on a career in computer engineering and spent the past two summers working in the Dart Work-X summer programme with the IT team. Read on to learn more about Ethan, his experience as a Dart Scholar and his plans for the year ahead.

Dominic Dyer, a 2017 William A. Dart Memorial University Scholarship recipient is in his third year at Colombia University where he is studying Economics. In addition to his coursework, Dominic is a member of the Columbia Lions track and field and cross-country teams, where he quickly made his mark, earning a top 50 place at the Ivy League Championships during his first year. Read on to learn more about Dom and his experience as a Dart Scholar and as an athlete at Columbia University.

Charlotte Hodkin, a 2018 Dart Scholar, is a William A. Dart Memorial University Scholarship recipient who started her second year at the University of Bath where she is studying Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering. Before becoming a Dart Scholar, Charlotte was a 2018 recipient of the Dart Award for Excellence in STEM at graduation, for her achievement in science and mathematics subjects throughout her A-level studies. She also won top prize for her year at the Minds Inspired Mathematics Challenge in 2015 and 2018 respectively. Throughout high school, Charlotte maintained an impeccable academic record while also playing on her school netball team. Read on to learn more about Charlotte, her experience as a Dart Scholar and her plans for the year ahead.

Florence Allan, a 2016 Dart Scholar, is a William A. Dart Memorial University Scholarship recipient and she started her final year at the University of Bristol where is studying International Business Management. A talented sailor, having competed in the 2016 Olympics in Rio and the Central American and Caribbean Games, she also joined the University of Bristol’s sailing club where she currently serves as President. Read on to learn more about Florence, her experience as a Dart Scholar and her plans for the year ahead.

Drew Milgate, a 2013 Dart High School Scholar and a 2017 William A. Dart Memorial University Scholarship recipient has started his third year at the University of Cambridge where he is studying Engineering.  In addition to his coursework, Drew is part of the Cambridge University Eco Racing team where he is working with other students to design, build and race a solar powered automobile named Helia at the World Solar Challenge in Australia this October. Read on to learn more about Drew and his experience as a Dart Scholar and on the Cambridge University Eco Racing team.

The 2019 Dart Scholar Summer Enrichment trip took the high school scholars to Cambridge University in the United Kingdom where they completed a week-long tech course on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and coding.

Diamond White, Michael Marzouca and Marcos Bertran, three local students with outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements, were named the Dart Scholars for 2019 in July.

Diamond of John Gray High School and Michael of St. Ignatius Catholic School are this year’s Dart High School Scholarship recipients while Marcos, a St. Ignatius Catholic School alumnus, is the William A. Dart Memorial University Scholarship 2019 recipient.

The three took time over their busy summer to answer a few questions for Camana Bay Times.

In 2015, Jade Wilkinson’s outstanding academic performance resulted in her receiving the Dart Scholar High School Scholarship. More than an accomplished student, Jade also has a passion for tennis, which led her to study at the renowned IMG Academy in Florida where she finished high school while elevating her tennis game. This experience helped her make the women’s varsity tennis team at Vassar College in New York where she started in August  2019. As a Dart Scholar, Jade has explored various work experience opportunities at Dart, which is helping her decide whether to study Maths and Statistics or International Business. Read on to learn more about Jade, her experience as a Dart Scholar and what’s next for this bright young woman. 

Stephanie Gunby, a 2016 Dart Scholar, received the William A. Dart Memorial University Scholarship. Stephanie studies marine and freshwater biology at The University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Over the past years Stephanie’s interests, spanning geography, environmental science and marine biology, have seen her involved in a wide array of projects and this summer, she is heading to the Huntsman Marine Science Centre in St. Andrews, New Brunswick to take part in a marine biology and oceanography field course through the university. The field course is a two-week research course where students conduct both group and individual projects. Stephanie’s project is an investigation of how the size of green sea urchins affects their preference for rock size and type. Read on to learn more about Stephanie, her experience as a Dart Scholar and her upcoming course.

Diamond White, Michael Marzouca and Marcos Bertran, three local students with outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements, have earned the prestigious title of Dart Scholars for 2019.

When Matthew McTaggart became one of the first William A. Dart Memorial University Scholars in 2013, there was no doubt that he had limitless potential. Six years, three degrees and an impeccable academic record later – he has set his sights on using his knowledge to change the world we live in. Matthew’s hunger for knowledge is equal to his desire to share it, and his welcoming demeanor makes talking with him easier than one would think. Here are his thoughts on life before, during and after being a Dart Scholar – and what comes next.

The 2018 Dart Scholar Summer Enrichment trip took the high school Scholars to Ontario, Canada where they visited waste management and renewable energy facilities.

The Scholars –  Cayman Prep and High School’s Ethan Slocock and Christian Dyer; Cayman International School’s Cristin Jackson; Layman E. Scott Senior High School’s Thomas Sevik Jr., St. Ignatius Catholic School’s Diandra Whittaker and Jade Wilkinson – learned about sustainable energy, landfill redevelopment and mitigation, and waste-to-energy technologies firsthand from industry experts. 

This year’s Dart Scholars recipients set powerfully positive examples for their peers.

Not only are they exceptional students with evident aptitude and dedication to their studies, they are well-rounded and civic-minded individuals, with heads for business and appreciation for the arts and charitable causes.

Local students Charlotte Dowell, Graeme Madison, Charlotte Hodkin, and Joshua Martin have earned the prestigious title of Dart Scholar for their exceptional academic and extracurricular achievements.   

The Dart High School Scholarship provides young Caymanians with life-changing experience in the real world of work. It is a rigorous, merit-based process which focuses on academic achievement.

Ken Dart’s strong belief in the power of education was influenced by his family who long believed in the transformative power of education - both for the individual and for society in general. Dart translated this belief in the power of education into exciting programmes, initiatives and work experience – Minds Inspired; and Cayman’s pre-eminent local scholarship programme, Dart Scholar.

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Dart Scholars' education outside the classroom includes innovative and exciting enrichment opportunities and work experience that many kids only dream of:

Drew Milgate at the Dart Container Corporation manufacturing plant

Drew Milgate, 2017 William A. Dart Memorial Dart Scholar, received a glimpse into what his future engineering career could be like when he visited the Dart Container Corporation manufacturing plant last year. Drew ventured to Mason, Michigan, to participate in the Dart College Co-op programme where he and other engineering students rotated through the company’s different operation groups and departments.

Dart’s 2017 Minds Inspired William A. Dart Memorial Scholarship recipient is Dominic Dyer. 

Thomas Sevik Jr. of Layman E. Scott Senior High School and Diandra Whittaker of St. Ignatius High School are the 2017 Dart Minds Inspired high school scholars.  

Minds Inspired, Dart’s education initiative, has selected its 2016 high school recipients Ethan Slocock of Cayman Prep and High School and Cristin Jackson of Grace Christian Academy.

Dart’s Minds Inspired William A. Dart Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to two university-bound students. 

Minds Inspired, Dart Cayman Islands’ education initiative, has selected its 2015 high school and university recipients: Jade Wilkinson and Christian Dyer, both of Cayman Prep and High School (CPHS); and University Scholar, Chloe DaCosta.

Lunch with the company’s senior leaders provides scholarship recipients with opportunities to receive guidance and advice on their future career paths.