Dominicans get opportunity to apply for British Chevening scholarship scheme

Chevening alumni photo

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 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
Commonwealth of Dominica
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 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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  1. lyn
    December 6, 2011

    This is where you apply…but if you could not find this MAYBE you should not apply….

  2. Only if
    December 6, 2011

    this should be for undergraduates! i would have tried! hmm good stuff

  3. warning
    December 5, 2011

    …..”are motivated to pursue a career that will take them to a position of leadership within their own country” as Spies.

  4. me
    December 5, 2011

    tried applying nd its not going thru help needed

    • instigator
      December 5, 2011

      Where exactly are you applying?? What link ??Did you complete the form??

  5. Anti-hate
    December 5, 2011

    Might as well try my luck

  6. beyonce'
    December 5, 2011


  7. December 5, 2011

    i hope thats not a snare to blackmail us into accepting homosexuality

    • anon
      December 5, 2011

      tonere what with u casi bruce and homo nuh

  8. traveller
    December 5, 2011

    trying to apply but it is not going through can someone help me out

  9. Hmmmmm
    December 5, 2011

    The scheme was always opened to Dominicans

  10. Blessed
    December 5, 2011

    Sounds good…! :)

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