Chevening scholarships offered

Caymanians interested in postgraduate study in Britain have until 25 January 2006 to apply for a prestigious Chevening Scholarship Award.

The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office programme offers funding to outstanding graduates for study at any of the many British universities that subscribe to the Chevening programme.

Awards are normally for one-year masters programmes, but may also be considered for other courses of a minimum three months duration, said a press release from the Governor’s Office.

As the programme is intended for future leaders and decision-makers, successful applicants must demonstrate this level of potential. There is strong competition for the limited number of scholarships that are offered each year, the release noted.

Over the past 12 years, some 20 Caymanians have received Chevening scholarships for postgraduate study in Britain. Previous scholars have returned to the Cayman Islands to take up employment in a number of Government departments and elsewhere. The Chevening programme is administered locally by the Governor’s Office and the Education Council.

Interested persons may request an application form either by emailing Melenie Mylrea at the Governor’s Office ([email protected]), or by calling 244-2431.

Forms also may be obtained from the Education Council secretary at the Department of Employment Relations (located in Royal Plaza), or by calling 945-3114. Forms must be returned to Melenie Mylrea at the Governor’s Office by the 25 January deadline.