Eligible Vincentians urged to apply for Chevening Scholarships
October 21, 2022
Eligible Vincentians urged to apply for Chevening Scholarships

RESIDENTS of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) are being urged to apply for the United Kingdom government’s prestigious Chevening scholarship, which affords scholars the opportunity to pursue a one-year taught Masters degree at a university in the United Kingdom.

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 November 1.

Kirby, who was appointed alumni head last year, says a number of Vincentians are eligible “…and will make very competitive and compelling candidates”.

“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,” Kirby is quoted in a release as saying.

“Stop thinking ‘I’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,” she said. Yesterday a Chevening session was convened by the British High Commission, Bridgetown in partnership with The UWI Cave Hill and UWI Open Campus via the Zoom platform.

Kirby is also urging eligible Vincentians to visit the www.chevening.org to find out more about the scholarship, and to contact the local alumni via cheveningalumnisvg@ gmail.com 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 currently pursuing Masters degrees in the UK. Recently the alumni welcomed home Lorielle Robertson and Julonna Peterson who were granted Chevening scholarships in 2021.