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Guatemalan student to pursue a Master’s Degree in the United Kingdom

The British Embassy hosted a farewell reception for this year’s successful Chevening Scholar, Javier Brolo, who is going to the United Kingdom for a year to study a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Essex (near London)

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British Ambassador at Chevening farewell reception

British Ambassador Sarah Dickson with Guatemalan Chevening Scholar

Javier went through a rigorous selection process for a programme that awards outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world. This year the British Embassy awarded two scholarships, as well as Javier’s to a Honduran national who is going to study at the University of Westminster. Both have been awarded with full scholarships that include travel costs, a monthly stipend, and academic fees.

The Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. Chevening Scholars come from 118 countries worldwide, and this year the Scholarships will support more than 600 individuals.

To mark the event, British Ambassador to Guatemala, Sarah Dickson said:

“I would like to congratulate Javier on his scholarship. The Chevening programme has a rich history and is one of the most prestigious scholarships. His experience in the United Kingdom will expose him to high standards of education and to a rich and diverse cultural experience. Upon his return, I’m sure he’ll make outstanding contributions to Guatemala’s development. I wish him the very best of luck.”

The process for applying for Chevening Scholarships for the academic year 2014/2015 is now open for Guatemala and Honduras. Please visit this web page to get all the details.

The deadline to apply is 8 November 2013.

Published 20 September 2013