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Amy Gillett Scholarship - 2007 applications sought

Opportunity for talented Australian via scholarship

Support provided for successful applicant

Foundation Website

The Amy Gillett Foundation in partnership with Cycling Australia today announced details regarding the 2007 Amy Gillett Scholarship, which provides outstanding financial and in-kind support for its annual cycling recipient.

The Amy Gillett Foundation General Manager Melinda Jacobsen officially called for applications from Australia’s talented female cyclists. “Each year we look to support a well-rounded female athlete who is not only
determined and capable of excelling in the sport of cycling, but who acknowledges the importance of continued further education and life off the bike
,” said Jacobsen. 

The dual emphasis on work and learning reflects the qualities successfully pursued by elite cyclist Amy Gillett before she was killed whilst on a training ride in Germany. The scholarship honours the memory of Amy by supporting young female cyclists who share her sporting and life goals. 

A joint partnership between the Foundation and Cycling Australia/AIS High Performance Program, the scholarship provides a mixture of financial and in-kind incentives to the successful recipient. Support includes:

• Financial assistance with travel, accommodation and expenses whilst competing overseas with the AIS

  Women’s team
• Giant road bike for training and competition, courtesy of Giant Bicycles 

• Eye wear products courtesy of Oakley

• Assistance with entry fees and insurance when competing nationally and internationally
• Oversight of training by national coaches 

• Access to AIS clinical services during training camps at the AIS

"The Scholarship provides a unique opportunity for both elite cycling development for the successful young cyclist”, according to Cycling Australia CEO, Graham Fredericks. “It also contributes to underpinning Australia’s position at the pinnacle of international women’s road cycling by providing another pathway to the AIS and national representation.” 

The 2006 recipient, Jessie MacLean, has benefited enormously from the scholarship and encouraged her peers to apply for the unique opportunity. “The ability to pursue my cycling and academic career and help people to remember Amy has been a special privilege. The scholarship has eased burdens that I might have otherwise encountered over the year. It has enabled me to really focus on my sport and life achievements in general,” said MacLean. 

Selection criteria and application forms are now available at www.amygillett.org.au (hyperlink at top of page)

The closing date for all applications is on Wednesday 28 February 2007. 

In addition to supporting a talented female cyclist each year, the Amy Gillett Foundation aims to promote mutual awareness and understanding between cyclists and motorists on Australian roads.


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