The British High Commissioner H.E Scott Furssedonn-Wood has announced the Chevening Scholars from Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean for the academic year 2023-24.
Among the 15 awardees across the region is Curtis Cornelius, an Antiguan and Barbudan.
The formal announcement was made during a pre-departure event for all the scholars held in British High Commissions in Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Mr Cornelius will pursue an MSc in Criminology at the University of Leicester and joins a prestigious list of scholars from the twin-island state that includes parliamentarians, union leaders, and environmental specialists.
High Commissioner Scott Furssedonn-Wood praised the depth of talent in the region and encouraged all would-be scholars to apply for a Chevening award.
The application period for Chevening Scholarships for the academic year 2024-25 will open in mid-September and close in mid-November.
The Chevening Scholarships scheme is a global scholarship programme of the British government, funding exceptional individuals with leadership potential to study one-year Masters courses in a range of subjects at UK universities, and supporting UK foreign policy priorities by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers.