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FUTURE LEADERS OF THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS URGED TO APPLY FOR A CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY IN THE UK

Providenciales, TCI, September 13, 2016 –  Talented professionals and public servants from the Turks and Caicos Islands are able to apply for a fully funded one year Masters Degree, under the UK’s Flagship scholar programme supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations. The Chevening Scholarship Programme is a global scholarship programme aimed at future leaders.

TCI has been successful in having two persons awarded with this Scholarship in the past two years, Mrs Kenisha Bacchus, who currently works as a Legal Consul for the TCI Financial Services Commission(awarded in 2014) and Miss Myrlchina Lewis, who is currently in the UK finishing up her studies(awarded in 2015).

The Scholarship is awarded to outstanding individuals with leadership potential, and those that are willing to contribute positively to the development of the Turks & Caicos Islands.  Awards are typically for a one year Masters Degree, in any area subject at any of the UK Leading Universities.
The Governor Peter Beckingham welcomed this year’s opportunity for Turks and Caicos Islanders to apply for scholarships, and said “I am delighted that during my three year term TCI has succeeded for the first time in winning Chevening scholarships. It is difficult to exaggerate the competitive nature of these awards, as I have seen for myself in other countries I have worked like India and the Philippines, where hundreds apply annually.
“It is to the great credit of TCI’s winners Kenisha and Myrlchina that they received these prestigious scholarships. I’m sure that they will use their experience for the benefit of the TCI organisations they have returned/will return to, and I hope that everyone in TCI will be proud of their achievements”.
IN ORDER TO SUMBIT AN ELIGIBLE CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS MUST:
 
  • Be a Citizen of a Chevening-eligible country, and return there 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 meet the Chevening minimum English Language Requirement
  • Be able to obtain the correct visa, and receive an unconditional offer from a UK university
Chevening Scholarship offers a monthly stipend, travel to and from your country, 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
For more Information Contact the Chevening Officer- Mr Neville Misick
Telephone: +1649 -916-2308/9
Applications open 8th August 2016 – 08th November 2016

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