The British High Commission in Jamaica announced that 23 Jamaicans were awarded scholarships to study in the United Kingdom. The 2016-2017 Chevening scholarships were given to Andrei Bennett, Nicolette Bryan, Courtney Laidlaw, Kahmile Reid, Kethania Griffiths, Theresa Wright, Kerri-Ann Henry, Monique Rose, Marlon James, Kerry-Ann Heavens, Kimberly Sherlock, Major Brandon Chambers, Dwayne Tucker, Alecia Darby, Andre Coore, Shamoy Hajare, Kemesha Kelly, Kemar Richards, Shannon Grant , Phillip Cross, Rainee Oliphant, Monique Long , and Sherriffa Monroe, all of whom are from Jamaica. Also receiving the scholarship was Dr Sean Knowles of the Bahamas. These individuals were chosen for their leadership, academic achievement, and passion for helping their nation’s development. The Chevening Scholarships honor individuals who have demonstrated leadership potential and who have strong academic performance as well. The 2016-2017 scholars selected will receive financial support to pursue their studies at the Master’s Degree level at any university in the UK and have the chance to be part of an important and influential global network comprising 48,000 alumni around the world. The Chevening Secretariat will accept applications for the 2017-2018 Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowships at www.chevening.org/apply until November 8, 2016.
Photo Source: UK in Jamaica – British High Commission in Kingston