LAHORE: The British Council (BC) held a ceremony at a local hotel on Monday, in honour of five candidates leaving for their postgraduate studies under the British Chevening Scholarships Programme.
British High Commission Deputy Head of Press and Public Affairs Jennifer Wilkes presented the scholarships to the five candidates. The candidates are leaving to study at different UK universities; Sumaira Latif is pursuing a degree at the University of Bristol; Salman Ali Khan at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London; Sabeen Inamulhaq at the University of Sussex; Zarak Mirza at the University of Bristol and Usman Ali Khan also at the SOAS University of London.The British Chevening Scholarships Programme is funded by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and managed by the British High Commission and the British Council. Every year scholarships are awarded to some of the country’s geniuses. Candidates qualify for a year’s postgraduate study in a wide variety of subjects, including management, media studies, international relations, law, gender studies, social development and public administration. This year, 16 scholarships were awarded to candidates from Pakistan.
The BC authorities, on the occasion, also announced Chevening Scholarships for 2009-10. The last date to submit scholarship applications is September 15. The application forms are available at the BC website.
Source: Daily Times, 2/9/2008