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Dir. of Youth Affairs Receives UK 2017 Chevening Scholarship

Jasmine Parker

#TurksandCaicos, October 11, 2017 – Providenciales – Despite the challenges and setbacks faced by the TCI, as a result of hurricanes Irma and Maria, the commitment to the development of persons through UK higher education remains steadfast and strong.   Hence, the Governor’s Office is extremely pleased to announce that Ms. Jasmine Parker, the Director of Youth Affairs in the Ministry of Education has been awarded a prestigious Chevening Scholarship for the 2017/18 academic year.

Ms. Parker will be studying a one (1) year Master’s degree in Child Youth and International Development at Birkbeck, University of London in the UK starting October 2017.   Chevening Scholarships are awarded each year to outstanding individuals with leadership potential who wish to contribute to the development of the Turks & Caicos Islands.

Ms. Parker is currently the Director of Youth Affairs, responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the three year strategic plan and National Youth Policies. In addition, she has responsibility for developing annual national operational plan and forecasting financial allocations.

Further, in her role, Ms. Parker is mandated to promote youth mainstreaming and participation in youth development, democracy, governance at local and national levels, and active citizenship to advance the involvement of youth in the decision making process in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The Applications season for this year’s 2017/18 scholarship is still open until 7th November 2017 and we encourage all eligible persons to apply.

IN ORDER TO SUMBIT AN ELIGIBLE CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS MUST:

  • Be a Citizen of TCI, and return to TCI for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship.
  • Have completed an undergraduate degree
  • Have at least two years work experience
  • Be able to receive an unconditional offer from a UK university

Chevening Scholarship offers a monthly stipend, travel to and from TCI, a thesis or dissertation grant and tuition fees.

Applicants should read the online guidance and be able to demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. Further details of closing dates and priority subject’s areas are available at

www.chevening.org/apply

For more Information Contact the Chevening Officer- Mr Neville Misick or Damian Wilson

Email: Neville.misick@fco.gov.uk / Ddwilson@gov.tc

Telephone: +1649 -916-2308/9

Applications open 7th August 2017 – 07 November 201711

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