Tinuoluwa Adelegan, Senior Communications Officer of the High Commission and a past recipient of the scholarship, said the main focus of the awards was to develop young leaders globally.
Adelegan was awarded a scholarship at Leeds Business School for the 2016/17 academic year.
She said: “The opportunity Chevening scholarship gives is to experience global best practices.
“It is not just about the UK but people get to mix and learn from others.
“There are leaders that are willing to make a difference and that is why with Chevening, you must come back to your country to make the difference.”
Adelegan encouraged more women to apply for the scholarship and advised the new scholars to make the most of the opportunity given to them through the scholarship.
One of the scholarship awardees, Lilian Umeakunne, who is also a crop farmer, said she got a scholarship to study Food Security in the University of Glasgow, Scotland.
Umeakunne said: “The process of applying for the scholarship takes you through a path of self-discovery and you do not have to know anybody to apply.
“I had to search within, know what exactly I wanted to do with my life to try to answer the four essay questions, gave examples of the work I had done, the impact and results achieved during the interview.”
Umeakunne said she had spent more than six years working with women farmers and hoped to apply her new skills to address challenges faced in the agriculture sector.
She added that she was a first-time applicant.
Another recipient, Damian Ohienmhen, who is a co-founder of Nugenesis Energy, was also awarded a Masters scholarship in Sustainable Energy at the University of Glasgow.
Ohienmhen said he had applied for the scholarship for three consecutive years before being finally rewarded.
He said: “I was fortunate to be selected for the interview.
“I actually applied three times in a row and I was always rejected.
“No one tells you why but I realised that my application became stronger each time I applied and I am glad because I grew as a person and my desire to study in the UK gained greater clarity.”
Ohienmhen advised aspiring applicants and those whose applications were not accepted not to be discouraged.
The Chevening Scholarships Programme commenced in 1983 as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Awards Scheme and is funded by the British Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.