Victory Chapter has been carrying out a major publicity drive to encourage students who meet the relevant criteria, to apply for scholarships from the Jubilee Scholarship Memorial Fund.
This work was lead by Companion Ken Smith who regrettably unexpectedly died recently. Ken’s efforts to get the relevant forms and information together for Amy Krammer were rewarded when she was recently awarded a major scholarship by the JSMF.
Amy received her certificates recording the award of the Scholarship at the Garin College Prize giving a week or so ago.
In addition Amy wrote a letter of thanks to the G rand Scribe E of the Supreme Grand Chapter which we reprint below
Dear Mr Hart (Grand Scribe Ezra),
My name is Amy Krammer and I am writing this letter to thank you for your generous Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter Jubilee Scholarship and the G. C. Palliser Award. I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as one of the recipients of these scholarships. I have just recently graduated from Garin College in Nelson, and am planning on studying Health Sciences First Year at the University of Otago next year, with an interest in pursuing either Medicine or Pharmacy. The financial assistance you have provided with this scholarship will be of great help to me in paying my educational expenses, and it will allow me to concentrate more of my time on study. This year, I found it a real challenge to balance my leadership responsibilities, academic studies and all my volunteer work but this has improved my time management, my ability to work with others as well as being a positive life learning experience. I was still able to receive four subject distinctions (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Statistics) and several other excellence awards at the Garin College prize-giving ceremony which has made me the second overall academically for Year 13. In addition to these, I have received two Gold Service awards (Gold is awarded for three or more years) for School and Christian Service while I was the Academic Captain at Garin College. Since finishing exams this year I have been working as a caregiver at a small local rest home. It isn’t just a holiday job for me as I am taking the opportunity to learn about anatomy and disease as well as how to be an effective team member and gain experience in forming therapeutic relationships with the patients. I believe this will help me in my future career in my chosen field. All of the above and the scholarship you have offered me has helped give me confidence that I need to be able to continue to achieve academically to a high standard while at the University of Otago.
We all wish Amy great success in her new venture.