Did you know there’s a scholarship to travel to America that’s only open to Nottinghamshire residents?
It’s called the Nottingham Roosevelt Memorial Travelling Scholarship. It’s focused on young people (aged between 21 and 35), who live in Nottingham and are in employment. So, if you are, or you know anyone else, who could be eligible, please read on.
The idea behind the scholarship is that the more people travel and meet other cultures, the better we all become. It was set up in Nottingham to honour President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and so focuses on travel between Nottinghamshire and the USA.
Many cities put up statues to the President for the role he played in helping end World War II, but Nottingham chose to have a living memorial – the scholarship.
Applicants choose a subject that they’re passionate about which will benefit from development by a visit to the US. This can be any subject; it doesn’t have to be related to their work. It’s hoped that by developing the project, they’ll bring back new info from the States to benefit the scholar, their employer and the county.
You can choose the timing of your travel as long as it’s completed by the end of 2023. The scholarship is for six weeks and consists of a return flight to New York plus a bursary of £1,500.
Applications start in January and are via an on-line form from the website: https://rooseveltscholarship.org/how-to-apply/. There’s then a two-stage interview process in Nottingham and then at County Hall West Bridgford. The deadline for applications is Friday 3rd March.
Previous scholars have found this a life changing experience. You travel alone in the States meeting amazing people and becoming immersed in US life. Your network grows, you learn more about your topic and come back full of energy and enthusiasm. It builds your self-belief and confidence and looks great on your CV.
You can find out more on the website or at the NRMTS Facebook page. There’s an enquiry form you can fill in on the website if you have any specific questions.
Please pass on information about this unique opportunity to friends and family – or apply yourself if you’re eligible.
1983 Scholar and NRMTS Secretary