To mark the twentieth anniversary of the Elliot Scholarships, The Trustees have inaugurated a special award known as the Sir George Elliot Fellowship.
The Fellowship will be awarded from time to time at the discretion of the Trustees to a Scholar whose work since receiving an Elliot Scholarship is regarded as having made a significant contribution to that Scholar’s field of endeavour, or to have exhibited outstanding community leadership or contribution.
There are now more than sixty Elliot Scholars at all levels of advancement and many have gone on to be leaders in their chosen professions and vocations. Others have taken up and are leading causes of real community significance.
The award of an original Elliot Scholarship is based on the promise a candidate shows of academic success and community leadership, promise that has been proven by their resilience in the face of adverse life circumstances. The inauguration of the Elliot Fellowship is by way of both encouragement and reward. It is an encouragement by the Trustees for Scholars to strive to fulfill the promise they have shown, and it is a reward for those whose achievements are especially deserving of recognition.
The Fellowship will be marked with a monetary award set from time to time by the Trustees and a Fellowship presentation. In years when the Fellowship is offered it will be conferred by the Governor General at the annual ceremony for Scholarship awards.
The Trustees have initiated the Fellowship on the basis that they will make inquiries from time to time about the work being done by Elliot Scholars. But Scholars may submit their work or their community contribution for consideration at any time. It will then be assessed and a decision will be made as to whether and when to award an Elliot Fellowship.
To find out more about the Sir George Elliot Fellowship, read here the Elliot Fellowship regulations June 2019