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UK Announces Four Chevening Scholars In Saint Lucia


The fifteen Chevening Scholars for the academic year 2023-24 were announced on Wednesday 10 August by HE Scott Furssedonn-Wood, British High Commissioner, at a pre-departure event that was held in person in the islands and brought all together online.

In Saint Lucia, the four Scholars joined the event with the Resident British Commissioner (RBC), Lesley Saunderson.

They also had the chance to hear from one of the current Saint Lucian Scholars studying the UK.

Yet again, Saint Lucians have taken four of the fifteen, sought after and highly competitive, Scholarships for the region.  The Scholars for 2023-24 are:

  • Kevyn Arnold, studying for a MSc in Banking and Digital Finance at University College London
  • Latoya Charles, studying for a MA in Gender and Development at the University of Sussex
  • Darnally Esteva-St.Ange, studying for a MA in Development Studies at the University of Sussex
  • Shauna Menald, studying for a MSc in Finance, Technology and Policy at the University of Edinburgh.

The Resident British Commissioner said, “It was a pleasure to congratulate the new Scholars in person, and listen to their personal motivation for their different fields of study, why they want to be a Chevener, and, already, their ideas of how they’ll contribute when they return to Saint Lucia.  The High Commission is incredibly proud of the Chevening network in Saint Lucia.  It’s a diverse Almuni that grows every year. We’re already thinking of how to get the best applications from Saint Lucia for the next round too.”

High Commissioner Scott Furssedonn-Wood said, ‘These successful Scholars from the Eastern Caribbean studying a wide variety of subjects prove the depth of talent in the region.  The Chevening application period opens soon – I encourage all would-be Scholars to apply for a Chevening award.’

The full list of awardees is:

Antigua and Barbuda
Curtis Cornelius MSc in Criminology University of Leicester
Joycelyn Alleyne MSc in Strategic Entrepreneurship and Innovation Kings College London


Kia Lewis MSc in Public Health London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Julie-Ann Charles MSc in Risk Management and Financial Engineering Imperial College London


Michelle Alexander MSc in Innovation, Creativity & Leadership City, University of London
Danyish Harford LLM in Law – Employment, Work and Equality University of Bristol
Sheriece Noel LLM in International Litigation and Dispute Resolution City, University of London


Yusuf Stafford MSc in Development Economics University of Sussex
St Lucia
Kevyn Arnold MSc Banking and Digital Finance University College London
Latoya Charles MA in Gender and Development University of Sussex
Darnally Esteva-St.Ange MA in Development Studies University of Sussex
Shauna Menald MSc in Finance, Technology and Policy University of Edinburgh
St Vincent and the Grenadines
André Browne MSc in Cyber Security Management University of Warwick
Tahj Marksman MSc (Eng) in Environmental Engineering and Project Management University of Leeds
Alicia Medica MSc in Sustainability Planning and Environmental Policy Cardiff University


The application period for Chevening Scholarships for the academic year 2023-24 will open in mid-September and will close in mid-November. Information can be found at

SOURCE: British High Commission Saint Lucia

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