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Applications for Chevening 2018-2019 now open

Sunday, August 20, 2017

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The three-month application period for Chevening scholarships and fellowships for acdemic year 2018-2019 is open,

Deadline for submission is November 7, 2017.

The global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations, offers full financial support to study (mostly one-year-taught master's degrees) at UK universities, while offering access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural events. It selects individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers.

Fourteen Jamaicans were among the awardees for 2017-2018. They are Craig Dixon, Andre Hewitt, Rayon Mclean, Jovan Johnson, Dervin Osbourne, Alaina Young, Shannen Suckra, Melisa Anderson, Shari-Ann Palmer, Warren Williams, Tiffany Stewart, Shannee Mckenzie, Rayon Duncan-Devon, and Kellesia Ebanks.

That brings to just over 400 the number of Jamaicans to have been selected for a Chevening Scholarship in the last 34 years.

“The UK is home to some of the world's best universities, brightest students, and most respected academics. The UK's higher education sector promotes the exchange of information and ideas, as well as the building of knowledge and networks. Chevening Scholars grow academically, professionally, and personally as a result of their time in the UK — this is a scholarship that transforms lives.

“Chevening Scholars share the best their country has to offer with those they meet in the UK, and then share the best the UK has to offer when they return home. The role the 1,500 annual Chevening Scholars and the over 48,000 Chevening Alumni play in building bridges between countries is as important now as it has ever been,” Deputy British High Commissioner to Jamaica Nick Astbury has said.

Chevening began in 1983 and has scholars coming from over 160 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU). More than 1,500 scholarships were awarded worldwide for 2017/2018, and there are over 48,000 Chevening Alumni around the world.

The name 'Chevening' comes from Chevening House in Sevenoaks, Kent — currently the joint official residence of the UK's foreign secretary.

Application details are available at www.Chevening.org.

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