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British Chevening Scholarships awarded to Guatemalan Scholars

Selected scholars from Guatemala were given an official send-off, ahead of their departure to the UK, by the British Ambassador at a reception in her Residence.

Chevening Farewell Guatemala
Chevening Farewell Guatemala

The UK is supporting five Guatemalan scholars to study a one-year Master’s degree in the UK, funded by the UK Government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarship programme. The scholars who are off to study at some of the best universities in the world are:

  • Edgar Alfredo Ortega Franco, Public Policy, University of Oxford
  • Natalia Marsicovetere Fanjul, Social and Cultural Psychology, London School of Economics
  • Rodrigo de Paz Pinto, Elections, Public Opinion and Political Parties, University of London
  • Kareen Lucía Urrutia Estévez, Development and Environment, University of Leeds
  • Sara Iris García Ávila, Data Science and Computational Intelligence, Coventry University

Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The scholarships support study at UK universities –one-year master’s degrees – for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers.

To mark the farewell event, the British Ambassador to Guatemala, Carolyn Davidson, said:

I am delighted to announce that this year we will be sending five Guatemalans to study at some of the best universities in the world, meaning the number of Chevening Scholars in Guatemala continues to grow. I am confident that these scholars will have an enjoyable and rewarding experience and return to contribute to a bright and prosperous future for Guatemala.

The application window for the 2019/2020 Chevening Scholarships is now open and applications can be submitted through the online application system until 6 November 2018. For more details, please visit Chevening website.

Published 31 August 2018