Leaders of the future of the Eastern Caribbean feted at award ceremony for Chevening Scholars

British High Commissioner Paul Brummell celebrated three of this year’s Chevening Scholars at a reception at his Official Residence bookmarking their success.

(L to R) Jovan Reid from Barbados, Karina Johnson from Grenada plus Kenrod Roberts from St Kitts & Nevis. Devon Fadlin from St Lucia was absent.

His Excellency told those gathered how the prestigious Scholarships are awarded to scholars with leadership potential who are likely to become key decision makers of the future. The award enables the scholars to study postgraduate courses at higher education institutions across the UK {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR  FULL AUDIO};-

Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, funded mainly by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). The Chevening programme began in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Scholars come from over 120 countries worldwide and 700 scholarships were awarded in 2011-2012. There are over 40,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

Of the four Scholars who won an award this year, three were present: Jovan Reid from Barbados, Kenrod Roberts from St Kitts and Nevis and Karina Johnson from Grenada. Devon Fadlin from St Lucia was not able to attend the event.

The High Commissioner reveals how Chevening (rhymes with evening) since 1983 provided tens of thousands of Scholarships at Higher Education Institutions in the UK for postgraduate students or researchers from countries across the world.

Barbados’ Minister of Culture & Youth, Stephen Lashley, attended not only to present the Certificates, but to observe his own daughter’s sojourn in Britain’s Uni scene, he offered some advice {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR  FULL AUDIO};-

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.

The sleek & svelte Karina Johnson from Grenada zeroes in on some key advice from Stephen Lashley, Youth Minister of Barbados at Ben Mar recently…

A large number of students who will be departing for the UK and young leaders from various walks of life in Barbados, as well as some former Chevening Scholars also were at Ben Mar to wish the scholars well.

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