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Vincentians are being urged to act now and apply for the United Kingdom government’s prestigious Chevening scholarship, which affords scholars the opportunity to pursue a one-year taught master’s degree at a UK university.

Local Alumni Head, B. Tedra Kirby, is urging locals who are eligible for the scholarship to apply during the current application window, which closes on Nov. 1 at 12:00 GMT/ 8 a.m. AST (local time).

“We know there exists a plethora of Vincentians who are eligable and will make very competitive and compelling candidates,” said Kirby, who was appointed alumni head last year.

“Just this year we’ve had the biggest Vincentian selection in a single scholarship cycle, taking four of the 14 scholarships awarded to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, so the evidence is clear: St. Vincent & the Grenadines has a lot to offer in terms of quality applications.

“Stop thinking ‘’ll apply next year’ because you can’t predict the future, but you can act in the present and apply now and take full advantage of this opportunity.”

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Kirby is urging eligible Vincentians to visit to find out more about the scholarship, and to contact the local alumni via [email protected] or past or present Chevening scholars for guidance.

In August 2022 Vincentians Nafesha Richardson, Shafique Sam, Maxron Holder and Shernell Hadaway were awarded Chevening scholarships and are pursuing their master’s in the UK.

Recently the alumni welcomed home 2021 scholars Lorielle Robertson and Julonna Peterson.

Chevening is the UK government’s international scholarships and fellowships programme. Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and partner organisations, it offers individuals who show potential to inspire, inform, and influence positive change the opportunity to study at a UK university to gain a UK educational qualification.