Investing in the future: Harneys offering scholarship programme for BVI students
Harneys continues to invest in the BVI community by offering an international scholarship programme, valued at up to US$30,000 per academic year, for up to four years. Scholarships will be awarded once every two years to diligent young BVIslanders/Belongers who aspire to pursue a degree at a reputable university in a legal or business subject that could allow them to pursue a career at Harneys.
The scholarship programme is dedicated to providing financial support to promising young people who demonstrate a commitment to academic and professional excellence. In addition to the financial support, there is an internship provision which grants the opportunity to be placed within one of the firm’s many jurisdictions around the world, allowing for further exposure to varying firm dynamics, international environments, creating a well-rounded student and, by extension, a working professional.
BVI Managing Partner Tanya Cassie-Parker commented: "We are proud to support the next generation of BVI students and give them the tools they need to excel in their careers. We believe that investing in education is investing in the future of our community. With offices across the globe, we are recognised internationally as an export brand from the BVI and at our core, remain a BVI firm."
View the criteria for eligibility or submit your application here.
Founded in 1960 and the first resident law practice in the BVI, Harneys has a long and proud history of supporting young people and education in the BVI. Harneys currently offers internships in its BVI office to secondary and tertiary students. The firm provides interns with an introduction to their practice/business area, as well as the practical application of how to think, write and operate effectively and efficiently in a professional environment. The firm is dedicated to continuing that important education to ensure interns are mentored and coached appropriately.
Harneys believes in investing in local communities, whether through time, financial support, or expertise. This sense of commitment drives the firm to be caring and forward-looking in how it contributes to its communities as an organisation. The firm’s corporate social responsibility activities consist of four focus areas: helping the most vulnerable in its local communities, preserving the environment, promoting arts and culture, and investing in young people.