“I was awarded my Chevening Scholarship to start a Doctorate as a mature student in 2007. Chevening funded my fares, my fees and my first year of expenses – giving me the opportunity to study social policy at a high level in a top university and to optimise many of the new challenges and experiences that university life brought.

“I was able to meet new friends and colleagues from all over the world and build a network in social policy. Consequently I am able to make a meaningful contribution to social development on St Helena and make a difference in the lives of others.” – Dr Priscilla McDaniel, St Helena Chevening Scholar (2007)

The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2016/17 Chevening Scholarships via – until Tuesday 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.

Chevening Scholarships are funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The scholarships support study at UK universities for individuals with potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers.

There are approximately 1,500 Chevening Scholarships on offer globally for the 2016/2017 academic cycle, representing a significant investment from the UK Government to develop the next cohort of global leaders.

For more information, visit for details on the eligibility criteria and award specifications – or contact Manager of the Governor’s Office, Sandra Sim, on tel: 22308 or email:


27 October 2015


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