Established in 1946 the Nottingham Roosevelt scholarship has provided over 150 young professionals in Nottinghamshire with the opportunity to undertake a research project in the United States.
Sarah Schoonmaker, a great grand-daughter of President Franklin Roosevelt said “I am delighted to be a part of continuing the strong relationship between Nottinghamshire, the Roosevelt family and the United States”.
Details about the scholarship, traveling in America, meeting American families and undertaking a research project can be found at https://bit.ly/2C5syCd
Last year’s scholars were Ben Felstead from the Notts YMCA and Tori Harrison from Framework Housing Association. Tori starts her travels this month and said “The scholarship will enable me to learn more about fund raising in a modern digital age from a country that has such a tremendous culture of philanthropy.”
Over the years the Roosevelt family has steadfastly supported and given their personal time to the scholarship, including Sarah’s great grandmother, Eleanor Roosevelt, who first visited Nottingham in 1955 and who wrote in her diaries “As the years have gone on, I think the Mayor and the committee who raise the money, and keep the interest in it alive, think of these fellowships as a means to increasegoodwilland understanding between our two nations.”
Mick Burrows, former Chief Exec of Notts County Council and chairman of the Scholarship, commented
“I would personally like to thank Ms Schoonmaker for her generous support and commitment to maintaining this special relationship between Nottingham and the United States. I know the scholarship provides life changing opportunities for our scholars.”