Two Vincentians have been awarded Chevening Scholarship for 2019.
They are Jeshua Bardoo and Jenell Gibson, who will read for Master’s Degrees in international human rights law at Brunel University and law at University College London
They were among winners from Barbados, St. Lucia, and Antigua and Barbuda announced on Wednesday by Janet Douglas, British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.
During a special send-off ceremony at her official residence in Barbados, Douglas presented the scholars with their Chevening certificates.
“She was particularly pleased to see the high numbers of scholarships awarded to the Eastern Caribbean this year,” a press release said.
Douglas said: “We are delighted that once again Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean countries are the source of excellent candidates for the prestigious Chevening Scholarship scheme.
“The UK remains committed to providing first-rate educational opportunities for future leaders across the Eastern Caribbean, and I encourage interested persons to step forward and apply. You may be sitting here before me next year, preparing to embark on the opportunity of a lifetime.”
The send-off event was also attended by well-wishers and a cross section of other students who are headed to the UK to commence studies in September 2019.
The event provided a prime opportunity to benefit first-hand from presentations and top tips about student life in the UK.
The Chevening Scholarships scheme is the global scholarship programme of the British government.
The scholarships are awarded to exceptional individuals with leadership potential, enabling recipients to study one-year taught masters courses in a range of subject areas at UK universities.
The scholarships are funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and aim to support UK foreign policy priorities by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers and decision makers.
Applications for 2020 to 2021 Chevening Scholarships supporting a taught Master’s degree in any subject at any UK university can be made until Nov. 5, 2019. Interested persons should apply here.