Islamabad: A new, annual scholarship honouring the legacy of Asma Jehangir was announced Thursday by the British High Commission. This scholarship will be awarded to the best female Chevening candidate each year, following the scheme’s rigorous selection process, says a press release.
Chevening scholarships are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to
pursue a one-year Masters programme at any UK university. The scholarship programme provides a unique opportunity to future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, to build networks, to experience UK culture, and to form lasting positive relationships with the UK.
In 2017, Chevening sent 63 Pakistanis to universities across the UK – including 23 women. The recipient of the inaugural award will be announced in August when the 2018 Chevening Scholars have been selected.