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Applications for the UK Government’s Chevening Scholarships Opened

The British High Commission in St Lucia has announced that the application period for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK opened on 2 August 2022 and will remain open until 1 November 2022, with applications to be submitted via chevening.org/apply

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals from all backgrounds who can demonstrate that they have the commitment and skills required to create positive change, and can show how a UK master’s degree will help them do that. The scholarship offers full financial support for scholars to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university whilst also gaining access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences.

Since the programme was created in 1983, over 50,000 professionals have had the opportunity to develop in the UK through Chevening. There are more than 1,500 scholarships on offer globally for the 2023/2024 academic year, demonstrating the UK’s ongoing commitment towards developing the leaders of tomorrow.

Head of Scholarships at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Naomi Rayner, said:

‘As the world continues to tackle major global issues such as climate change, international cooperation is more essential than ever. Chevening seeks to build an international community of people who are committed to working together to drive positive change. We do this by bringing together incredible people from around the world and supporting them, through education, to achieve their goals.

‘In the UK we are proud of our world class universities and we know that our learning environments are enriched by the wide diversity of cultures, experiences and viewpoints represented on our campuses. Chevening scholars make a significant contribution to these communities, as well as becoming an important part of our network of over 50,000 alumni.

‘Chevening represents the very best of the UK, welcoming people from across the world to study, grow, and thrive. Being a part of the Chevening network instils a strong sense of pride and responsibility. I am consistently inspired by the passion and commitment of those in the Chevening community and I look forward to hearing from this year’s applicants.’

Scott Furssedonn-Wood, High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean said:

‘If you are someone who is passionate about driving change, whether on a local or global scale, if you want to be the best at what you do and if you have the imagination to inspire others, then a Chevening scholarship could be the perfect opportunity for you.

‘There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ scholar. Your age, race, gender, religion and cultural background do not matter to us. We want to see that you have energy, curiosity, compassion a clear vision for your future and the ability to achieve your goals. If this sounds like you, then you are very likely to fit in with our community of over 50,000 alumni worldwide.

‘Our alumni network is full of dynamic influencers who have shared the same experience that you will. They can offer encouragement, mentorship, advice, and contacts. When you return home after your studies you should feel well-equipped to start making a real difference professionally or socially.

‘There is a lot to gain from submitting a thoughtful application, so if you have what it takes to be a Chevening Scholar, I would encourage you to apply before the 1 November deadline.’

Lesley Saunderson, the UK’s Resident British Commissioner in St Lucia, added:

“”St Lucia already has a fantastic alumni of dozens of Chevening scholars, a few more are about to go to the UK for this academic year and now we are looking for the future ones. I have had the pleasure of meeting many of the Saint Lucian scholars and never fail to be impressed and motivated by what they have done and are doing.

I encourage all eligible St Lucians to look at the Chevening scholarship information and consider if this might be your next step with an application this year or perhaps in the future. Or perhaps you know someone who is right for Chevening. Please tell them. It is a fantastic programme. ”

The call for new applicants follows the selection of 15 scholars from Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, who won an award to study at a UK university this year. Successful applicants have been sharing their stories through the #ChosenForChevening hashtag on social media: http://facebook.com/UKinBarbadosandeasterncaribbean ;  http://twitter.com/UKinCaribbean ; @UKinCaribbean

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