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Nine Belizeans awarded prestigious Chevening Scholarships

Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018. 9:00 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Nine Belizeans have been awarded a prestigious Chevening Scholarship by the British government to study a one-year postgraduate course in the United Kingdom (UK).

Each scholarship is valued at approximately BZ $100,000.

The scholarships are funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

The Chevening scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders and influencers to pursue a one-year Post Graduate Degree in their field of expertise at any UK university.

The program provides individuals with a unique opportunity to develop professionally and academically, build networks, and to explore and experience the UK culture through fully-funded scholarships.

This year’s Chevening awardees will travel to the UK in the next few weeks to begin their studies.

The awardees are Hero Balani (MSc in International Development (Globalisation, Trade and Industry),  Ashley Jones (MSc in Structural Geology with Geophysics), Kendra Butler (MA in Social Policy),  Robin Quilter (MSc in Economics, Accounting and Finance), Yusleidy Chan (MA in Principles of Conservation), Jacinta Gomez (MSc in Environment and Development),  Robin Schaffer (MSc in Education – Comparative and International Education), Sarita Bejerano (MA in Globalisation, Business and Sustainable Development) and Zamira Leiva (MSc in Finance and Investment).

For more information on Chevening scholarships, visit the official website at www.chevening.org

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