Evan Higgins, a third-year student at the University of Waterloo, in Environment and Business with a minor in Economics, was awarded the 2020 Deloitte Scholarship.
Deloitte is generously offering $20,000 over three years to selected Bermudians pursuing an undergraduate degree with an interest in accounting, actuarial, financial advisory, risk advisory or other business-related studies.
Higgins was chosen from a hardworking group of Bermudian scholarship candidates. His remarkable academic achievements paired with his will power to succeed, while making a difference in his community made him stand out as an obvious candidate to the company.
“This challenging program is coupled with Co-op experience, allowing him to gain valuable exposure to career opportunities while completing his undergraduate degree. Currently, his Co-op placement is with Deloitte’s Financial Advisory practice. He has previously worked at the Royal Bank of Canada’s [RBC] Portfolio Management team in Toronto and an investment management firm in Bermuda.”
Higgins commented, “I wish to express my sincere gratitude to Deloitte for providing me with this endorsement through the Deloitte Scholarship. This result has been the culmination of years of hard work and will allow for a strong finish towards my final two years of studies.”
“Having focused my prior work experience in the investment industry, moving forward I aim to provide corporate finance advice to global companies. Ultimately, my goal is to advise corporations in the Power, Utilities, and Infrastructure sectors as society transitions to a lower-carbon economy. My journey toward this goal has now begun with my co-op placement in Financial Advisory at Deloitte this summer.”
Deloitte added, “Beyond his academic and work achievements, Higgins has also prioritized his involvement in the local communities of the University of Waterloo and Bermuda. While studying in Canada, he has committed extensive time acting as the Vice President of Market Research at the University of Waterloo Financial Analysis and Risk Management Student Association [FARMSA].
“Through FARMSA, he volunteers to support other students in their professional development and skills-based learning. He also leads the team in executing the monthly newsletter and weekly financial market commentary presentation. Higgins is also an RBC Student Ambassador at the University of Waterloo campus."
Higgins helped to lead Operation Smiles, a weekly playgroup for children with Autism, during his time as an International Baccalaureate student at Bermuda High School. He also contributed as a volunteer tutor for Victor Scott Primary during his schooling at Somersfield Academy.”
“We offer life-changing career and professional development opportunities for those who set no limits on their ambitions. Be a part of the Deloitte network and connect with our global community, gain valuable work experience, flex-work benefits, local and overseas training, volunteer opportunities and lifelong friendships. Deloitte Bermuda student programs include: Highschool Work Experiences, The Deloitte Internship Program [DEEP], Co-op Placements, the Deloitte Scholarship and the Deloitte Graduate Program.