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Belizeans awarded Chevening Scholarship

Seven individuals from Belize have been awarded a prestigious Chevening Scholarship by the British government to study a one-year postgraduate course in the UK.


Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Chevening scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders and influencers to pursue a one-year Post Graduate degree in their field of expertise at any UK university.

The programme provides individuals with a unique opportunity to develop professionally and academically, build networks, and to explore and experience the UK culture through fully-funded scholarships.

This year’s Chevening awardees who will travel to the UK in the next few weeks to begin their studies are:

  • Miss Cinnamon Bottaro (MA in Conflict, Security and Development)
  • Miss Shari Bowen (MSc in Tourism and International Development)
  • Mr Jaraad Ysaguirre (LLM in International Commercial Law with International Banking Law and Financial Regulation)
  • Mr Lloyd (Ian) Smith (MSc in Information Technology Systems Administration and Management)
  • Miss Janine Cayetano (MSc in Clinical and Community Psychology)
  • Miss Sylvia Batty (MA in Public Archaeology)
  • Miss Nicole Haylock (MSc in International Security and Global Governance ).

Each scholarship is valued at approximately BZ$100,000.

Published 24 August 2017