AMY GILLETT CYCLING SCHOLARSHIP
Amy had a great love for life, sport and education.
The Amy Gillett Foundation awards a scholarship as part of its work to support the development of young female athletes and to improve road safety, by contributing intelligence and research.
The Amy Gillett Cycling Scholarship seeks to honour her memory by supporting young women who aspire to the same pursuit of sporting and educational excellence Amy did.
The selection process to determine the most promising cycling talent takes a holistic approach and takes into consideration other characteristics such as schooling, career aspirations and community participation. Importantly the Scholarship recipient becomes an Ambassador for the Amy Gillett Foundation to help raise bike rider safety awareness for all road users.
In 2016, the 11th Amy Gillett Cycling Scholarship was awarded to Canberra’s Louisa Lobigs (Holden Women’s Cycling Team).
Image: credit Con Chronis and Cycling Australia
The selection panel were unanimous in choosing Lobigs as the scholarship recipient because of her sporting potential, her alignment to the values of the Amy Gillett Foundation and her commitment to a career outside sport, which currently sees her completing a PhD at the University of Western Australia.
Lobigs will follow in the footsteps of previous scholarship recipients, serving as an ambassador of the Amy Gillett Foundation.
The scholarship provides for a female road cyclist to live, train and compete in Europe with the Australian development team.
The scholarship is made possible through the support of the High5 Australian Women’s Road Development Team managed by Rochelle Gilmore and Cycling Australia.
Previous Amy Gillett Foundation scholarship recipients:
2015 | Kimberley Wells
2014 | Lizzie Williams
2013 | Jessica Mundy
2012 | Jessica Allen
2011 | Joanne Hogan
2010 | Rachel Neylan
2009 | Amber Halliday
2008 | Carlee Taylor
2007 | Carla Ryan
2006 | Jessie MacLean