Fellowship recipients named
The Jaycee Trust Travelling Fellowship Scheme has granted the 2016 year scholarships to two worthy recipients, Nicole Cameron and Megan Somerville.
Nicole will use her award to attend the Global Congress of AYA (Adolescent and Young Adults) Cancer in Edinburgh. The Global Congress is the first truly global event in AYA Cancer and will discuss international strategies and ideas for improving statistics for adolescents and young people, how to address and reduce mental health concerns and ways to improve treatment adherence. Megan will use her award to travel to Melbourne to complete the Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics. Megan says that the project will help to inform regional best practice guidelines for families and children with food allergies. The Fellowship Scheme enables young people from all walks of life with the potential for leadership to undertake special projects or study beyond New Zealand by granting up to $5,000 towards travel costs (a total of up to $10,000 per funding round). Information regarding the 2017 Jaycee Trust Travelling Fellowship will be available on the Council website from mid-2017.
From left: Panel member Janice Gordon, award recipient Megan Somerville, Chairperson of the Jaycee Trust Lew Findlay, award recipient Nicole Cameron, and panel member Latham Lockwood.