Selected scholars from Guatemala were given an official send-off, ahead of their departure to the UK, by the British Ambassador at a reception in her Residence.

Chevening Scholars

The UK is supporting four Guatemalan scholars to study a one-year Master’s degree in the UK, funded by the UK Government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarship programme. The scholars who are off to study at some of the best universities in the world are:

  • Ana Lucía González Muñoz, MA International Heritage Management, University of Birmingham
  • Grecia Anaí Rosal Rosales, MSc International Social and Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Daniela Da Costa Franco, MSc Health and Society: Social Epidemiology, University College London
  • Javier Zelada de León, LLM International Law and International Relations, University of BristolChevening 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 –one-year master’s degrees – for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers.

To mark the farewell event, the British Ambassador to Guatemala, Carolyn Davidson, said:

I am delighted to announce that this year we will be sending four Guatemalans to study at some of the best universities in the world, meaning the number of Chevening Scholars in Guatemala continues to grow. There are over 50,000 Chevening alumni around the world. I am confident that these scholars will have an enjoyable and rewarding experience and return to contribute to a bright and prosperous future for Guatemala.

The application window for the 2020/2021 Chevening Scholarships is now open and applications can be submitted through the online application system until 5 November 2019. For more details, please visit Chevening website

Published 23 August 2019