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Guatemala bids farewell to scholars heading to UK universities

The British Embassy in Guatemala says goodbye to four Chevening scholars.

Chevening Scholars 2017/2018
Chevening Scholars 2017/2018

The British Embassy in Guatemala is delighted to have awarded four fully funded Chevening Scholarships to future leaders from Guatemala for the 2017-2018 academic year. These successful scholars were chosen from over one hundred applicants through a highly competitive selection process and will study a wide range of Masters’ programmes across UK universities.

Speaking during the pre-departure event, the British Ambassador to Guatemala, Thomas Carter said:

The Chevening programme is a key part of our work to further deepen the strong cultural and educational ties between our countries. I encourage you all to return to Guatemala after completing your courses and help contribute to the further development of your country.

The students receiving awards are:

  • Adriana Thomas, Glasgow University
  • Julio Cesar Linares, London School of Economics
  • Ana Lucia Bolaños, Glasgow University
  • Manuela Rodriguez, University of Warwick

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organizations. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding future leaders to pursue a one-year master’s course in any subject and at any UK university. The programme is also receiving institutional support from the newly formed Guatemalan Chevening Alumni Association, composed of ex-scholars willing to share knowledge and experiences.

The British Embassy is currently receiving applications for the 2018/19 academic year. For more information please visit the Chevening page.

Published 24 August 2017