Trini to get Rhodes scholarship

Tremaine Soca Warner
Guardian Media

UWI graduate Kiron Corenlius Neale, 22, of Marabella, beat six other applicants from Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica and T&T to become only the country’s tenth Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship recipient. The Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship is referred to on the Rhodes Trust Web site as the most prestigious international graduate scholarship programme in the world.

Established in 1903 under the will of Cecil Rhodes, the scholarship is awarded to 83 exceptional students each year to study at the University of Oxford in England. The Rhodes Trust, a British charity established to honour the bequest of English financier and politician Rhodes, provides full financial support for selected scholars to pursue their degree as well as a personal stipend and travel expenses at the beginning and end of their studies.

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