Trust welcomes Cambridge/Chevening Scholars

On Friday 21 February, the Cambridge Trust were delighted to welcome to Cambridge the recently-appointed Director of Chevening, Miranda Thomas, Naomi Rayner, Head of the Scholarships Unit at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and this year’s cohort of Chevening/Cambridge Scholars.

The event held at Downing College marked the renewal last year of the Trust’s longstanding and valuable partnership with the Chevening programme, which enables outstanding young people with leadership potential to study at the University of Cambridge.

Together they offer up to 20 scholarships each year, and since the partnership began back in the 1980s, hundreds of high-calibre graduates, with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership, have benefitted from the global programme of Chevening/Cambridge Scholarships.

This year’s cohort of scholars join a study body of over 1400 British and international students in residence in Cambridge supported by the Trust and its partners.  Coming from 15 different countries and 6 continents, the students are taking Masters degrees in fields such as Law and Criminology, Finance and Economics, Development Studies, Education, Energy Technology and Sustainable Engineering.

Miranda Thomas addresses the scholars

Miranda Thomas addresses the scholars