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Eleven Jamaicans awarded 2015/16 Chevening Scholarships

British High Commission Kingston | 2015-09-01 00:00:00

The British High Commission is pleased to announce that for this year, 11 Jamaicans have been awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship.

The scholarships are fully funded and are issued to successful candidates who wish to undertake a one year post graduate degree at a university of their choice in the UK.

The scholars are:  Oroyo Eubanks, Gordon Ellison, Adley Duncan, Lavere Henry, Jerome Cowan, Sherika Whitelock Ballingsingh, Grace Lindo, Melissa Townsend, Rashawn Thompson, Chadine Allen and Tenesha Myrie. 
They were selected based on their strong display of leadership and their commitment to Jamaica’s growth and development across several disciplines.

                                                            Profile of scholars
Oroyo Eubanks
Oroyo Eubanks is a broadcaster and public relations executive with the Jamaica Information Service.  He will pursue a Master’s in Media and Development at the University of Westminster.

Gordon Ellison
Gordon Ellison is an Assistant Superintendent of Police in the Jamaica Constabulary Force. He will pursue a Master’s in Organised Crime, Terrorism and Security at the University of Essex, Colchester.

Adley Duncan
Adley Duncan is an Attorney-at-law employed by the Government of Jamaica. He is keen on addressing the human rights needs of stakeholders in the Jamaican criminal justice system. He will be reading for a Master of Laws in Human Rights Law at University College London.

Lavare Henry

Lavare Henry is a teacher at Campion College. He will be pursuing a MSc. in Education (Leadership and Policy) at the University of Bristol. He is hoping to develop skills in effectively leading and managing change in educational institutions among other cutting edge research in education.

Jerome Cowans
Jerome Cowans is an internationally known development advocate.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and will pursue a Master’s in Management at the University of Birmingham.

Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh
Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh is a licensed Public Health Inspector with the Western Regional Health Authority, Ministry of Health. She will pursue a Master’s in Public Health International at the University of Leeds.

Grace Lindo
Grace Lindo is an Attorney-at-law with Nunes Scholefield DeLeon &Co. where she practices intellectual property and commercial Law. She will pursue a Masters of Law in Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Rashawn Thompson
Rashawn Thompson is a Broadcast Journalist at Nationwide News Network. He will pursue a Master's of Arts Degree in International Media Business at the University of Westminster.

Melissa Townsend
Melissa is Project Engineer at the National Water Commission. She will pursue a Master’s in Civil Engineering with a focus on Environmental Engineering and Engineering Management at the University of Southampton.

Tenesha Myrie
Tenesha is an Attorney-at-Law with a keen interest in gender equality and human rights. She will pursue a Master’s in Public Policy at the University of Oxford.

Chadine Allen
Chadine Allen is a Migration executive in the Jamaican public sector. She will pursue a Master’s in Migration, Mobility and Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.


The Chevening Scholarship

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 – mostly one year Master's degrees – for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers.

Chevening began in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international awards scheme. Chevening Scholars come from over 160 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and over 1,500 scholarships were awarded in 2015/2016. There are over 44,000 Chevening Alumni around the world who comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

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