GRSP scholars meet the Mayor

This year Winchester Rotary has two “Georgia Scholars” – Nancy Meldrum and Rob O’Connor.  Both Nancy and Rob live in Winchester.  Nancy will be studying for an academic year at Georgia Gwinnett College and has chosen Intermediate French, Beginners’ Spanish and Art Appreciation.  Rob will be based at the University of Georgia, Athens studying Philosophy, African history and theatre studies.  As the national winner of the Rotary Young Filmmaker Award, he is hoping to make a video diary of his time in Georgia. The Georgia Rotary Student Programme (GRSP) set up by Rotary Clubs in the state of Georgia, USA allows students from all over the world to take up an ambassadorial scholarship, providing they meet certain criteria, and are recommended by a Rotary club in their home country.  They live in student accommodation on campus but are hosted by local Rotary families, with whom Nancy and Rob have already made contact and spoken to on Zoom.

On 29 June Nancy and Rob met the Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Derek Green, at Abbey House.  The meeting was arranged by Winchester Rotarian Steve Feeney, who coordinates applications from the Winchester area.  The GRSP has benefited a number of Winchester students over the past few years.  The visit to the Mayor has become something of a tradition, and they were accompanied by President Deborah Macartney.

If you know of anyone who meets the criteria and may be interested, please ask them to email:  for full details.  For information about the scheme in general, go to

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