The British Deputy High Commission in Chandigarh commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Chevening Awards program in a celebration held at the Chandigarh Golf Range. The event also marked the official launch of the Chevening application process for the 2024-25 academic year.
Chevening is the UK Government’s flagship international award scheme, and India has received the largest number of awards in the world, benefiting over 3,700 scholars and fellows since 1983. The Chevening Scholarship offers successful applicants full financial support for a one-year master’s program at any UK university.
Supriya Chawla, Acting Deputy High Commissioner and Head of Chevening Scholarships, India, expressed optimism about the forthcoming application cycle, stating, “We are delighted to celebrate 40 years of the Chevening Awards in India. The program has empowered individuals to make a significant impact on their communities, nations, and the world. We expect to receive a robust pool of applications from the Chandigarh region, known for its bright and talented individuals.”
The event was attended by a diverse group of Chevening alumni from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and New Delhi, all of whom shared their inspiring stories of how Chevening had transformed their lives and careers. These alumni serve as living testimonies to the program’s enduring impact on individuals and their contributions to society.