Explore America and discover a new you.

The Nottingham Roosevelt Memorial Travelling Scholarship is a unique professional development opportunity that enables you to spend six to twelve weeks in the USA immersing yourself in American culture and your chosen project. It is open to anyone living or working in Nottinghamshire aged between 21 and 35. Applications will re-open later January 2022 as long as it is safe, and permitted, to travel. You can register your interest here and we will notify you when applications are open.


Welcome to the Nottingham Roosevelt Memorial Travelling Scholarship website. Since 1946, over 180 scholars have been awarded this prestigious Scholarship. Please take your time to have a look around the website to find out more about this excellent opportunity.

This unique Nottingham Roosevelt Scholarship enables you to visit the USA for between 6 weeks and 3 months to investigate a work related topic of your choice.

If you’re aged between 21 and 35 and living or working in the City or County of Nottingham, then you’re eligible to apply. No formal qualifications are necessary, and this unique career and personal development opportunity provides you with £1,500, or in certain circumstances up to £3,000, plus a return flight to New York with which to make your visit.

Here’s a short video on what the scholarship has meant to recent scholars.

Our most recent newsletter is available here. For current news from scholars, new and old, please visit our TwitterFacebook and Instagram pages. Please see our NEWS section for details of upcoming and past events.

Applications for the open 2020 Scholarship were deferred to 2021 and we are pleased to announce that our 2021 scholars are Zaimal Azad and Natalie Rudyj. Due to Covid they will be travelling in 2021 or 2022. 

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