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British Ambassador hosts send off for Chevening scholars

Four Nicaraguan professionals were awarded with Chevening scholarships to study in the UK during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Nicaraguan Chevening Scholars
Annabelle Brenes, Xochilt Hernández Leiva and Martín Jiménez Velásquez (Absent: Héctor Méndez Morales)

Earlier this month, the British Ambassador to Managua, Ross Denny, hosted a special farewell activity for the Nicaraguan scholars who will be departing shortly for the United Kingdom to begin their one-year Masters studies as part of the Chevening scholarship programme.

Ambassador Denny took advantage of his time with the newly-selected Chevening scholars to understand more about their plans for their time in the UK, as well as their ideas for putting into practice what they learned upon their return. Also present at the send-off were Chevening alumni Sara Poveda, Sergio Quiroz and Mario Rivas, all of whom provided invaluable information on settling down and adapting to life in the UK.

This year’s Chevening awardees in Nicaragua are:

  • Annabelle Brenes, MSc in International Business (Aston University)
  • Xochilt Hernández Leiva, MPhil in Education: Educational Leadership and School Improvement (University of Cambridge)
  • Martín Jiménez Velásquez, MSc in Environment, Politics and Development (SOAS, University London)
  • Héctor Méndez Morales, Masters in Law (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Chevening is the UK government’s global leadership programme, offering fully-funded scholarships for future leaders and influencers to study in the UK.

Chevening is currently accepting applications for the academic year 2018-2019, so if you believe that now is the time for you to grow into your full potential, apply before the 7 November 2017 deadline on the Chevening website

Published 29 August 2017