Chevening Scholar 2017 Scholar Dr Ingrid Buffonge

Parliamentarian Dr Ingrid Buffonge is Now a Chevening Scholar

Chevening Scholar 2017 Amuelle Kirnon

The Governor’s Office announced on Friday that Miss Amuelle Kirnon of the Bank of Montserrat and Dr. Ingrid Buffonge of Glendon Hospital have been awarded prestigious Chevening Scholarships for the 2017/18 academic year.

Miss Kirnon will study for a Master of Science (MSc) in Occupational and Organisational Psychology at the University of Surrey commencing in September.

Miss Kirnon said: “I am very thrilled and excited to be afforded the opportunity to pursue an area which will aid in the social and economic development in Montserrat. I have a keen interest in the productivity within organisations and the integral role employee relations play in shaping the image and contributing to the overall success of an organisation. My journey in becoming a Chevening Scholar has now begun and I am extremely enthusiastic about beginning classes in September.”

Chevening Scholar 2017 Scholar Dr Ingrid Buffonge

Dr. Buffonge who is also an elected Member of Parliament said: “I am passionate about the provision of good quality healthcare on Montserrat. I am keen to further contribute to Montserrat by advancing my knowledge in Critical Care, an area I’ve long advocated for. Therefore, I am really pleased that I have been awarded this year’s Chevening Scholarship and now have the opportunity to expand my knowledge in this area.”

The Chevening Scholarship scheme is the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. They are geared to students with at least first degrees enabling them to study for Masters programmes or equivalent and who show the potential to become future leaders and decision makers in their home countries.

As Miss Kirnon and Dr. Buffonge leave at the start of their scholarships, Miss Thandie Williams and Miss Cilma Wade, last year’s Chevening Scholarship recipients, will be making their way back to Montserrat.

Applications for 2018/2019 Chevening Scholarships will open at 12:00pm BST (midday UK time) on 7 August 2017.