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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Exceptional Lady enjoys free study in UK after emerging one of the winners of UK Chevening scholarship, beat 1,979 other applicants

An exceptional Ghanian Lady, Wendy Atswei  Laryea, has bagged the prestigious Chevening scholarship award after being among the 21 selected winners of Ghana, beating out 1,979 other applicants.

Wendy Atswei Laryea, who is a TV3 presenter and broadcast journalist, received a Chevening scholarship to study for her Master’s degree program in Management/Corporate Sustainability at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom.

She applied for the Chevening Scholarship in 2020 for the first time and at the time, she only ended up at the reserve spot, failing to win the award.

Narrating her story through her Linkedin page, she explained that some of her colleagues who are Chevening scholars motivated and encouraged her to give it a second try in 2021.

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“For my “Tribe”, including Gabriel Obodai Torgbor-Ashong (a 2018 Chevening Scholar and John Elliot Hagan (a 2020 Chevening Scholar) they believed I was a “winnable” candidate and encouraged me to give it a second try,” she recounted.

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Wendie heeded to the advice of her friends and went ahead to apply for the second time, where she worked harder and she emerged victorious.

“I am extremely happy to announce that I have been selected for a Chevening Awards 2021/2022. I was selected among the top 1 percent (21 selects) from a pool of over 2,000 applicants from Ghana. This is nothing short of abundant Grace,” she said

She expressed gratitude to Almighty God, her family and friends and everyone who contributed to her her success.

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