The Bahamas Financial Services Board is in the process of selecting the winner of the annual **Financial Services Student of the Year** award.

This recognition programme was introduced in 2002 to profile outstanding College of The Bahamas graduates. Nominees are selected based on criteria including a minimum GPA and both College and Community Involvement. Included in the judging process is an interview with all finalists, with a written submission also now a requirement.

The student award is sponsored in collaboration with the College of the Bahamas and the Professional Industry Association Working Group, with the support of the Central Bank of the Bahamas. The focus is on disciplines such as economics, banking and finance, law, accountancy, and computer information systems – for BBA Graduates.

The programme is part of BFSB’s ongoing **Financial Centre Focus** initiative, which also includes the annual Industry Excellence Awards, and the School Outreach incorporating a Careers Fest and Essay Competition.

The award will be presented at BFSB’s annual Awards Banquet later this year.

Again in 2005, corporate sponsors of the Student Award are **Colina Financial Advisors** and **SG Hambros Bank & Trust Limited.**

*Photo shows Ken Kerr, Manager-Investor Services at SG Hambros and Hiram Cox, Portfolio Manager at Colina with BFSB’s CEO & Executive Director Wendy C. Warren.