Barbados’ UKHC’s Chevening Scholarships Programme Open for Caribbean Nationals: APPLICATIONS CAN BE MADE ONLINE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND ALUMNI MEET UP IN BRIDGETOWN

The British High Commission in Bridgetown announces the opening of the British Chevening scholarship scheme for the academic year 2012-2013. Applications are now being accepted online from nationals of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean who wish to pursue fully funded postgraduate studies at an academic institution in the UK.

The Chevening programme has, over 27 years, provided more than 30,000 Scholarships at Higher Education Institutions in the UK for postgraduate students or researchers from countries across the world.

Chevening alumni at Ben Mar with High Commissioner Paul Brummell (glasses & jeans) and High Commission staff

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.

Nationals of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean should go to the British High Commission website: or Facebook page: for details on how to apply.

Applications should be submitted online before 23 January 2012.

Nationals of the following countries are eligible to apply:

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

A group of 11 Chevening alumni from Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean recently had their first ever meeting together at Ben Mar (the official residence of the British High Commissioner in Barbados).

Chevening alumni share qualities of leadership, and a desire to work in for the region and to serve their communities better.

The alumni at the meeting were drawn from all walks of life – medicine, engineering, journalism, police, IT, amongst others.

Short presentations on their courses of study and what they are now doing were made by glaucoma specialist Dawn Grosvenor, Travis Sinckler who works in the Barbados Ministry of the Environment, and Rachel Worrell a coastal engineer. All agreed that their time in the UK had had a lasting impact and that they would always have a special bond with the country.

The group has decided that they would like to continue to meet and exchange ideas, supported by the High Commission Chevening team. Planned activities are a meeting in 2012 featuring alumnus William Hinds, an expert in renewable energy, and a Linked-In professional networking site.

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