The positive impact of Commonwealth Scholarships has been specifically referenced in the final report of the Commonwealth Conversation, the largest-ever public consultation on the future of the Commonwealth.

The report, titled ‘An Uncommon Association, A Wealth of Potential’, was published on 8 March 2010 (to coincide with Commonwealth Day).

Our research has shown that when the Commonwealth’s work directly touches the lives of individuals, it has a hugely positive impact… One of the most popular topics on the Conversation website was the value of Commonwealth scholarships. Dozens of people spoke passionately about the transformative impact of these educational opportunities on their lives. For the small number of people who have been directly touched by programmes such as this, the Commonwealth has real significance and enjoys lasting support.

For more information, and to read a summary or the full report, visit the Commonwealth Conversation website.