Applications for Chevening Scholarships in the UK Now Open


People, spread the word!

The Chevening Scholarships offered by the UK Government are one-year post-graduate scholarships at a UK university. They are offered to Jamaicans with at least two years’ work experience – ambitious young professionals with at least an Upper Second Class degree equivalent. I know of a few Jamaicans who will be heading to “dear old Blighty” as I sometimes laughingly call the land of my birth, in a few weeks’ time. There will be roughly 2,000 grantees from around the world arriving to spend their Chevening year at a UK university. That year will pass quickly, but will I am sure be invaluable.

Full details for those wishing to apply are at this link: http://www.chevening.org/apply  The deadline date is November 3, 2015. Don’t leave it to the last minute, and please share this information with anyone who might be interested.

I will keep my eyes and ears open for further information on such educational and training opportunities for Jamaicans. I have been somewhat remiss in this respect, and unfortunately missed the summer deadlines for the U.S. Fulbright Scholarships. I plan to do better in the future!

My beloved alma mater, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. I can actually see the window of the room I occupied in my second year, in this photo!
My beloved alma mater, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. I can actually see the window of the room I occupied in my second year, in this photo! Founded in 1878 for women only, it remained that way until it voted to admit men 100 years later.

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