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Closing date: 01/09/2018   

JAYCEE TRUST TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP SCHEME

The Palmerston North Jaycee Trust is pleased to offer the Travelling Fellowship Scheme to "enable young people in all walks of life within New Zealand with potential for leadership to undertake special projects or study beyond New Zealand [for limited periods of time] so that their contribution to the community, and their trade, industry, profession, business or calling back in New Zealand would be enhanced".

Successful applicants will receive up to $5,000 (maximum of $10,000 total funding granted)

The Selection Panel are seeking funding applications for travel costs from persons looking to travel beyond New Zealand to apply themselves to a study programme or engage in a special project so that their contribution to the New Zealand community and to their trade, industry, profession, business or calling, will be enhanced upon their return.

If you are able to meet ALL of the following criteria, you may wish to apply.

CRITERIA:
1.Are you under the age of 40 years as of 1st of January of the year applying?

2.Are you a New Zealand citizen?

3.Do you live in Palmerston North or the Manawatu District?

4.Do you intend to undertake a project that includes intensive investigations beyond New Zealand?

5.Can you illustrate the contribution that will be brought back to New Zealand and how, upon your return, you will be qualified to gain and pass on that benefit to your service role in New Zealand?

6.Do you intend to travel for less than three (3) month's duration?

7.Will your project must occur between 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018?

If you apply, you are required to provide evidence in support of your application.

EVIDENCE MUST SHOW:
1.Evidence that you are under the age of 40 years as of the 1st of January of the year applying.

2.Evidence that you are a New Zealand citizen.

3.Evidence that you live in Palmerston North or the Manawatu district.

4.Evidence of granted approved paid leave for travelling purposes OR evidence of intention to return to study programme.

5.Evidence that you are able to meet at least twenty percent of the total costs of travel.

THE SCHEME AIMS TO:
-Encourage persons under 40 years of age representing all walks of life in the ideal of service to the community, and in pursuance of this idea, to under-write, promote or make donations to any organisation encouraging practical participation in civil activities so that they may develop qualities of citizenships.

-Under-write funds and otherwise provide persons with avenues of participation whereby such qualities of leadership as are needed in all communities may be developed.

-Under-write, promote and pay for furnishing practical opportunities for the advancement of the ideals of fellowship and tolerance on a local, national and international basis.

-Educate members of the community generally in matters of civil, national and international importance.

INFORMATION NOTES:
-Applications will be made on the attached application form and it is likely applicants will be interviewed in the selection process. If you are shortlisted by the Seleciton Panel, you will be contacted regarding an allocated interview time which is likely to be on Friday, 22 September 2017. Interviews are an opportunity for you to meet members of the Selection Panel and state your application more fully. Your attendance at an interview allows the Selection Panel to learn more about your project and answer any questions they may have. It also allows applicants to promote the merits of their project and to seek input and advice from the Selection Panel.

-Applicants may include their application supporting letters from their teachers/tutors, mentors and other key individuals/organisations.

-The fellowship is intended to cover the all inclusive costs of travel which could not be met by the applicant, provided that applicants are expected to meet not less than twenty per cent of such total costs in each case.

-The project shall be completed within the year following approval of the travel fellowsihp and recipients must, on completion of the project, return to study or employment as the Selection Panel have approved.

-The Selection Panel may, in special circumstances, and in their discretion, grant more than eighty per cent assistance if an applicant can justify inability to meet the base criteria of a twenty per cent personal contribution.

-In certain circumstances, travelling fellowships may be approved for travel and study in some other part of NZ, without necessarily involving the recipient in overseas travel.

-All decisions of the Selection Panel are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Applications close at 4.00pm on Friday, 1 September 2017 and should be returned to the Secretary of the Jaycee Trust by:

POST:
c/- Palmerston North City Council
Private Bag 11034
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

EMAIL: Carly.Chang@pncc.govt.nz

FAX: (06) 355-4115

Application cannot be accepted before 01/06/2018.

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