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The Chevening Scholarship winner for St Vincent and the Grenadines was officially announced today in a news release from the British High Commission in Kingstown.

Franz George copped the award for St Vincent and the Grenadines – joining eight other awardees across the region from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada and St Lucia.

Resident British Commissioner to St Vincent and the Grenadines, Mr Steve Moore, said:

Barbados and the islands of the Eastern Caribbean have produced nine more outstanding Chevening scholars this year, replicating the same level of success from 2019. I am delighted to hear that a Vincentian national is one of them. Many congratulations Franz!

The UK remains committed to providing top-ranked educational opportunities for future leaders across the Eastern Caribbean. If you are thinking about applying for a prestigious Chevening Scholarship, I strongly encourage you to grasp the opportunity to do so when applications open in early September.”

Applications for 2021 to 2022 Chevening Scholarships will officially open on 3 September and close on 3 November 2020. Interested persons will be able to apply at

The 2020 Chevening Scholars are:

St Vincent and the Grenadines

  1. Franz George pursuing an MSc in Industrial/Organisational and Business Psychology at UCL (University College London) 

Antigua and Barbuda

  1. A’Shante O’Keiffe pursuing an MSc in Education at University of Edinburgh 
  2. Loretta Benjamin pursuing an MSc in Strategic Management of Projects at UCL (University College London) 
  3. Simone Dias pursuing an MSc in Urban Regeneration and Development at University of Manchester


  1. Toni Thorne pursuing an MBA Masters in Business Administration at University of Cambridge with The Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust
  2. Danielle Howell pursuing an MSc in Coastal and Marine Resource Management at University of Portsmouth


  1. Naomi Matthew pursuing an MSc in Development Economics at University of Nottingham


  1. Olvine Holas pursuing an MSc in International Business and Emerging Markets University of Edinburgh

St Lucia

  1. Keryn Nelson pursuing an MSc in Media Communication and Development at London School of Economics and Political Science
The Chevening Scholarships scheme is the global scholarship programme of the British government. The Scholarships are awarded to exceptional individuals with leadership potential, enabling recipients to study one-year Masters Courses in a range of subject areas at UK universities. The Scholarships are funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and aim to support UK foreign policy priorities by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers and decision makers. 

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