Two people from Playa have been awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship from the UK

  • Two Plainsea natives have been awarded prestigious Chevening scholarships. It is a comprehensive benefit provided by the UK government.
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PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Que.-Ro.- Playa del Carmen natives Roger Alejandro Chavarria Díaz and Pedro Jorge Almada Meléndez have been awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship.

This scholarship is a comprehensive benefit provided by the UK government that enables emerging leaders from around the world to pursue a master’s degree at British universities.

This scholarship is designed for those who have the ambition, leadership skills, and passion to make a positive impact in their home countries.

This year, in Mexico, 2,000 applicants applied and only 37 (i.e. 1.85%) were selected, including two natives of Playa del Carmen, Roger Alejandro Chavarría Díaz and Pedro Jorge Almada Meléndez.

It should also be noted that 75% of those selected are women.

Roger Chavarria, who trained in political science at ITAM, has been accepted into the MSc Social Data Science at the University of Exeter. His experience in the public sector (local and federal) and in political consulting has strengthened his vision of combating corruption with public policies based on evidence and data.

Pedro Almada holds a degree in Business Administration from U-ERRE and will study the MA in Digital Journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London.

His work on research projects and volunteer work demonstrates his passion for addressing social and environmental issues through advanced data technologies.

What sets the Chevening Scholarship apart from others is its focus on aspects beyond academic excellence, especially the appreciation of leadership, communication, and vision for the future.

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Roger and Pedro’s achievement reflects the ability and ambition that Playa del Carmen and Quintana Roo can contribute to Mexico and the world.

“We invite young people to learn more about this scholarship and dream of pursuing a postgraduate degree abroad. The call for the 2024/25 period began on 12 September 2023.

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