The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarships via www.chevening.org/ apply from 3 August until 3 November 2015. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with strong academic backgrounds who also have demonstrable leadership potential.
The scholarship offers financial support to study for a Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities and the opportunity to become part of an influential global network of 44,000 alumni.
The call for new applicants follows the selection of two scholars from Solomon Islands, who won an award to study at a UK university this year.
There are approximately 1,500 Chevening Scholarships on offer globally for the 2016/2017 academic cycle. These scholarships represent a significant investment from the UK Government to develop the next group of global leaders.
British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Nauru, HE Dominic Meiklejohn said,
“I am delighted to announce the opening of the 2016/2017 competition for Chevening Scholarships. In 2015 Solomon Islands will send two outstanding public servants to study in UK under the Chevening Scholarship scheme.
“Rawcliffe Ziza and Jerry Siota are great examples of emerging leaders from Solomon Islands. They prove that Solomon Islanders can compete successfully within the Pacific region for scholarships to the UK. I very much hope that more Solomon Islanders and ni-Vanuatu candidates will apply to this year’s program.
“I strongly encourage emerging and established leaders to make an application – it may be the best decision you ever make.”
Assistant Secretary-Supervising at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Janice Mose said,
“Chevening connected me to global network that will be vital for me in my line of work. For the wonderful opportunity that I have had through the Chevening Scholarship Programme, I am truly grateful”.
Director Financial Economic Development at the Ministry of Finance and Treasury, Dalcy Tozaka said,
“Chevening is a great opportunity to access an environment that invests in educating you to become professional and skillful Solomon Islander”.
Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.
The scholarships support study at UK universities – mostly one year Master’s degrees – for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers.
Chevening began in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international awards scheme. Chevening Scholars come from over 160 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and over 1,500 scholarships were awarded in 2015/2016. There are over 44,000 Chevening Alumni around the world who comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.
The name ‘Chevening’ comes from Chevening House in Sevenoaks, Kent – currently the joint official residence of the UK’s Foreign Secretary. More information is available at www.chevening.org