For students, January through April is the busiest part of the school year as they deal with a flurry of exams, homework, studying and extracurricular activities. 

Filling out forms, photocopying and scanning documents and making requests for references might seem like too much to add to their regular schoolwork, but that is what is required if students want to apply for the honour of being the next Dart Scholar.

Existing Dart Scholars know the investment of time was worth it, but this year’s applicants will have a slightly easier experience. For the first time, Dart Scholar has an online application process for both the high school and university scholarships.

Kirsten is a 2014 William A. Dart Memorial University Scholar and a graduate from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Behavioural Neuroscience. During her undergraduate study, she completed two six-month internships at Harvard Medical and XTuit, a cancer research facility. Kirsten recently completed her Masters of Research degree in Brain Sciences at University College London and is now pursuing her PhD at the UCL Institute of Neurology in the Clinical and Movement Neuroscience Department. Read on to learn more about Kirsten, her experience as a Dart Scholar and as a PhD student.

Joshua Martin, a 2018 Dart Scholar, received the William A. Dart Memorial University Scholarship and started his second year studying dentistry at King’s College London in 2019, and spent his summer as a Work-X student in Dart’s finance department. In addition to an exceptional academic record, Joshua is also a talented musician having played with both Cayman Prep’s swing band and the Ashbourne College House Band in London. Read on to learn more about Joshua, his experience as a Dart Scholar and his plans for the year ahead.

In 2011, Kelsie McLean became the first Dart Scholar recipient. Beginning her career with Dart as an Administrative and Human Resources Work-X student while attending St. Ignatius Catholic School; Kelsie then went on to complete her undergraduate degree at Johnson & Wales University in Hotel & Lodging Management. Upon graduation, she accepted a job at Kimpton’s EPIC resort in Miami which eventually led to her becoming one of the first employees at Grand Cayman’s Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa where she assisted with the recruitment of over 300 employees. Another door opened for Kelsie and today she is once again at Dart, thriving and growing professionally as a member of the People and Culture team. Read on to learn more about Kelsie and her experience as a Dart Scholar.

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.