Zamboecozone Chair Chris Arnuco, UK Education Ambassador, invites leaders of Zamboanga City to study at UK as scholars PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 02 November 2013 00:00

Congratulations to energetic and very accommodating Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone Authority Zone Chair Christopher Lawrence Arnuco! He was named as one of the seven UK Education Ambassadors to the Philippines by the British Embassy in Manila. As Ambassador, he will promote the unique opportunities of having free education in the UK with its Chevening Scholarship program.

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.

The Chevening programme was established in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Chevening Scholars come from 118 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support more than 600 individuals. There are over 42,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

The new UK Education Ambassadors were chosen for their intelligence, vision and dedication to make a difference in their home country. Arnuco became a Chevening scholar at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom (Engkand) and took up his Masters in International Development: Public Policy and Management.   His university dissertation was "Banking and Capital Regulation: Lessons from Scandinavia and the Philippines.” He took up his college course AB in English at Ateneo de Zamboanga University.

Arnuco left the Philippines in 2008 and took the scholarship as a Commissioner of the National Youth Commission and was appointed Chairperson of the Commission upon his return. “Because of the rigorous seminars, lectures, fieldwork on economic development and leadership trainings I attended, the Chevening program had prepared me to take challenging leadership roles, such as being the chairperson of the Zamboanga Ecozone today,” he beamed.

The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university. The scholarship, Arcuco added, is for 1 year with fieldwork to a foreign country. Since his discipline was on emerging economies, he did his fieldwork in Turkey.

This is the Good News. Chairman and Ambassador Arnuco said he is willing to help anyone and will give pointers to those who are serious in applying. For details, the website of Chevening is Deadline of submission of application for scholarship is on Nov.15, 2013.
Pep Talk readers – this might be your opportunity.

By Dante Corteza

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 11:28