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From left, Maxron Holder, Nafesha Richardson, Shernell Hadaway, Shafique Sam.
From left, Maxron Holder, Nafesha Richardson, Shernell Hadaway, Shafique Sam.
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Four Vincentians are among the 14 Caribbean nationals announced, on Thursday, as the 2022 Chevening scholars for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.

They are:

Maxron Holder — University of Edinburgh, LLM law

Nafesha Richardson — University College London, LLM law

Shernell Hadaway — University of Leeds, MSc in climate change and environmental policy

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Shafique Sam — University of Kent, MSc economics

The scholarships re fully funded by the British Government and were awarded to successful candidates from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, and St. Lucia.

The recipients will pursue one-year master’s degrees at a number of renowned Universities in the UK.

Vincentians Maxron Holder, Nafesha Richardson, Shernell Hadaway and Shafique Sam will pursue studies in law; climate change and environmental policy; and economics.

“I am delighted that fourteen more outstanding individuals from Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean have been awarded Chevening Scholarships this year. Chevening represents the very best of the UK and its vibrant international community,” said Scott Furssedonn-Wood, British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.

 “As we continue to tackle major global issues, international cooperation is now more essential than ever. We are proud of the strides that our Caribbean awardees continue to make as part of the global Chevening family.”

Applications can be made here for Chevening Scholarships at for the 2023 – 2024 academic year.

The application period closes on Nov. 1, 2022.

The Chevening Scholarships scheme is the global scholarship programme of the British government.

Scholarships are awarded to exceptional individuals with leadership potential, interested in pursuing one-year master’s degrees in a range of subjects at UK universities.

The scholarships are funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and aim to support UK foreign policy priorities by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers and decision makers.