Chevening scholarships available

Caymanians interested in postgraduate study in Britain have until 19 January 2007 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.

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.

Over the past 13 years, some 23 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.

Application forms

Interested persons may request an application form either by e-mailing 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. Application forms must be returned to Melenie Mylrea at the Governor’s Office by the 19 January deadline.