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Neil Mackenzie Adventure Grant · Wed. Sep. 1st - Mon. Jan. 31st
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Organized by: Seton Kriese
Start: Wednesday, Sep. 1st
End: Monday, Jan. 31st, 11:59 pmDescription:
The Neil Mackenzie Adventure Grant is open for 2022 applications! The grant criteria, eligibility, and the application form can be found here.
The Neil Mackenzie Adventure Grant is a grant organized by the VOC in the memory of past VOC member Neil Mackenzie.
“We, his parents, want to keep Neil's memory alive in VOC by awarding a grant to a suitable applicant or applicants who can demonstrate a wish to seek adventure or training in physical outdoor activities, preferably in Scotland, and help them to achieve their objectives. The funding for an adventure will be divided - part funded by VOC fundraising, part by The Neil Mackenzie Trust, and part by the applicants themselves.”
- Margaret and Angus Mackenzie, November 2016
The deadline to submit the application form is midnight on January 31st, 2022. Applications should be emailed to [email protected] with “Neil Mackenzie Grant 2022 Application” in the subject line.
Awards of up to $2000 are available to current student, associate, or honorary VOC members.
** Important ** We are asking that 2022 applicants take into account the current COVID-19 situation in their trip plans and explain how they plan on working around travel restrictions, self-isolation, etc. and/or why their trip plan is relatively unaffected by COVID-19 (ie. no international travel).
Applications will be judged based on:
1. Spirit of adventure
2. Quality and originality of trip plan
3. Feasibility (financial & logistic). For 2022 the current COVID-19 situation will also be considered.
4. Self-propelled travel is encouraged
5. Active contribution in the VOC community
6. Applicants must demonstrate sufficient technical experience and background to safely complete their proposed adventure (i.e. AST / Glacier School).
7. Preference for adventures held in Scotland
8. Adventures in any other location will be considered
- All VOC members are invited to apply: associate, student and honorary members.
- Individual or small groups may apply.
- For group applications: one application should be submitted for the adventure.
- Adventures should be executed in the upcoming year 03/2021 – 03/2022
- Involvement with the VOC community is considered favourably. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their volunteer history with the VOC, or their specific plans to give back to the VOC.
- Applications are due by 11:59 pm January 31st, 2022, by email to [email protected]
· Award winners are expected to complete a trip report and submit a version to the VOC Journal, and to the Neil Mackenzie Trust ([email protected]). A VOC slideshow presentation following the trip is also expected.
Posted: 2021-09-08 18:30:40