UK Chevening Scholarships awarded: One Bajan & Two Nevisians, all female

The British High Commission announces the winners of this year’s prestigious UK Chevening Scholarships for future leaders. Two awardees hail from Nevis, one from Barbados and one from St Lucia.

Nevisians Kurlyn Merchant and Kimberley Evelyn will respectively be studying for a Masters in Law at Queen Mary University of London and a Masters in Architecture and Sustainability at De Montfort University in Leicester.

Barbadian Maria Farley will be studying Actuarial Science at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, while Gilda Marcion from St Lucia will be studying Electronic Security and Digital Forensics at Middlesex University.

The Chevening Scholarships scheme is the global scholarship programme of the British government. The Scholarships are awarded to exceptional individuals with leadership potential and they enable recipients to study one-year Masters courses in a range of subjects at UK universities. The Scholarships are funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and aim to support UK foreign policy priorities by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers and decision makers.

Head of UKHC's Political Team, Martin Robinson with (from left) Kimberley Evelyn, Kurlyn Merchant & Maria Farley.

Head of UKHC’s Political Team, Martin Robinson with (from left) Kimberley Evelyn, Kurlyn Merchant & Maria Farley.

The Chevening programme has, over 30 years, provided more than 40,000 Scholarships at Higher Education Institutions in the UK for postgraduate students or researchers from countries across the world. Chevening scholarships are prestigious and sought after awards aimed at extremely capable individuals who have already made an impact and are motivated to pursue a career that will take them to a position of leadership within their own country or region.

The application period for scholarships to study from September 2015 is open now until 15 November. Nationals from the following countries are eligible to apply and should do so online by clicking HERE:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Barbados
  • Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Grenada
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines

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