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Dillon Webbe cops Chevening Scholarship

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10 Chevening Scholarship winners for 2018 were announced on Thursday 30th August by the British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Mrs Janet Douglas.

Among them is, Mr. Dillon Webbe, a Civil Engineer from St Kitts and Nevis, who is focused on the holistic development of human beings through life-skills training, education, career assistance and character development.

Photo Caption: Mr. Dillon Webbe receives his Chevening Certificate from the British High Commissioner.

Mr Webbe will be pursuing an MSc in Built Environment: Environmental Design and Engineering at University College London.

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At a special send-off ceremony at her official residence in Barbados, High Commissioner Douglas presented the ten scholars hailing from Barbados, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica, with their Chevening certificates.

A release stated that she was particularly pleased to see an increase in the total number of scholarships awarded to the Eastern Caribbean this year. The British High Commissioner said, “we made the call in 2017 encouraging professional, ambitious and forward-thinking leaders from across the Eastern Caribbean to apply for Chevening Scholarships.The region responded in kind providing a larger number of quality applicants, and I am very pleased with this outcome.”

Commissioner Douglas stated, “the UK remains committed to providing first-rate educational opportunities for future leaders across the Eastern Caribbean, and I encourage interested persons to step forward and apply. You may be sitting here before me next year, preparing to embark on the opportunity of a lifetime.”

The send-off event was also attended by Chevening alumni, well-wishers and a cross section of other students who are headed to the UK to commence studies this September. The event provided a prime opportunity to benefit first-hand from presentations and top tips about student life in the UK.

Applications for 2019 to 2020 Chevening Scholarships are now open until 7 November 2018. Interested persons should apply at www.chevening.org/apply.

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