The Governor’s Office is inviting applicants to sign up for the United Kingdom’s prestigious Chevening Scholarship program.
Professionals and public servants from the Cayman Islands are eligible to apply for the scholarship under the program, which is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, according to a statement from the Governor’s Office.
Awarded to individuals with strong academic backgrounds, a Chevening Scholarship offers financial support for a master’s-level degree at any of the U.K.’s leading universities. Applicants have until Nov. 3 to submit their applications.
Applicants must be citizens of one of the 160 Chevening-eligible countries and intend to return there after studies, hold a degree that meets the entry requirements for the chosen master’s program, and have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience before applying.
According to the release, the Chevening team is particularly interested in hearing from applicants in the Cayman Islands who wish to study good governance, public financial management, environmental studies and disaster preparedness.
Those interested in applying should read the online guidance and be able to demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application.
The Chevening program began in 1983. Scholars are selected from 160 countries and territories, excluding the U.S. and the EU. More than 1,500 scholarships were awarded in 2015/2016, and there are more than 44,000 Chevening alumni.
The name comes from Chevening House in Sevenoaks, Kent, currently the joint official residence of the U.K.’s Foreign Secretary.
For more information locally, contact Gill Skinner on 244-2431 or email [email protected] To apply, visit www.chevening.org/faqs. Details are available at www.chevening.org/apply.