[October 5, 2009] At its annual Gathering in Camden, South Carolina USA, the MacAskill Sept Society voted to approve two USD$100 fellowships, established in the name of the Sept Society's founder Olive McCaskill Bell. The purpose of the fellowships is to help make it possible for our young people to participate in the North Room Group program at the Clan MacLeod Parliament in 2010. MacAskills (all forms of the name) and their descendents, 18-25 years of age, are eligible to apply.

The criteria for awarding this Fellowship are:
  • The applicant needs to be a member of the MacAskill Sept Society (it is OK to join for this purpose!) and of MacAskill origin.
  • The applicant must meet the criteria for participating in the NRG. Please refer to the ACMS Parliament website for further information on Parliament 2010 and this year's North Room Group program.
  • Priority will be given to the young person on whose experience our reward will make the biggest impact, economically or by interest expressed.

    The recipient(s) will be expected to participate in all NRG activities, provide ceremonial support at Parliament on behalf of MacAskills (if that is required), and they will be expected to take photos and write up a report of their experiences. The written material and pictures may be published in the newsletter, on the MacAskill website, or presented to interested parties if the recipient is willing and able to do so.

    Applicants should submit a letter addressed to the Society Officers, explaining why s/he would like to be considered for the award. Information concerning the applicant's personal experience with Scottish history, culture, or travel, or aspirations for Parliament are welcome. All applications must be received by February 1, 2010. Selection of recipient will be made by the Septís elected officers. The announcement of the award(s) will be made in March.

    Please mail your application by post to:
        Rachel McCaskill Miles
        Secretary, MacAskill Sept Society
        4535 Log Cabin Road
        Rembert, SC 27127 USA
    or email it to:
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