Renee Crichlow is the only Barbadian announced on Thursday among 14 Caribbean applicants that were awarded the Chevening Scholarship.
Recipients will pursue one-year Master’s degree programmes at a number of renowned universities in the United Kingdom, and Crichlow has indicated she will complete studies in public health and well-being at the University of West London.
“I am delighted that 14 more outstanding individuals from Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean have been awarded Chevening Scholarships this year,” British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Scott Furssedonn-Wood said. “Chevening represents the very best of the UK and its vibrant international community.
“As we continue to tackle major global issues, international cooperation is now more essential than ever. We are proud of the strides that our Caribbean awardees continue to make as part of the global Chevening family.”
The 14 Chevening scholarships – fully funded by the British Government – were awarded to successful candidates from Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Chevening Scholarship scheme is the global scholarship programme of the British government, and it is awarded to exceptional individuals with leadership potential, interested in pursuing one-year Master’s degrees in a range of subjects at UK universities.
The Scholarships are funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and aim to support UK foreign policy priorities by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers.