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Chevening Scholarships

Caymanians interested in postgraduate study in Britain have until Sunday 1st March 2009 to apply for a prestigious Chevening Scholarship Award.

The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office programme offers funding to outstanding graduates for study at any of the many British universities that subscribe to the Chevening programme. Awards are normally for one-year masters' programmes, but may also be considered for other courses of a minimum three months' duration.

As the programme is intended for future leaders and decision-makers, successful applicants must demonstrate this level of potential. There is strong competition for the limited number of scholarships that are offered each year.

Over the past thirteen years, some 24 Caymanians have received Chevening scholarships for postgraduate study in Britain. Previous scholars have returned to the Cayman Islands to take up employment in a number of Government Departments and elsewhere. The Chevening programme is administered locally by the Governor's Office and the Education Council.

Further information on the Chevening scholarship programme can be found at www.Chevening.com. Applications for the scheme are to be submitted online and the relevant forms and guidance can be found at www.chevening.fco.gov.uk/CheveningApplications/CA_Start.aspx. Further information is also available on the Governor's Office website (www.ukincayman.fco.gov.uk).

Completed applications must be submitted by the Sunday 1st March 2009 deadline. Please contact Melenie Mylrea at the Governor's Office (+1 345 244 2431 or Melenie.Mylrea@fco.gov.uk) if you have any questions.