Ernestine Jones, affectionately known as "Jonesy", was the founder and original chairman of the Twinning Committee for Cornwall. In this capacity she worked tirelessly to promote links between our twin towns and was keen to encourage opportunities for young people. Her husband, Eddie, continued this work after her death. The Edwin and Ernestine Jones Memorial Bursary is offered each year to promote travel and international understanding amongst young people in Cornwall.
Bursary details for 2016
Applications are invited from young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who would like to spend a period of time in their local community's twin town. These could be individuals - or the bursary may be shared between members of a group.
The bursary will cover travel, insurance and incidental costs up to a maximum of £300 with free accommodation arranged with a family in the twin town itself.
Candidates may wish to undertake a work experience, spend time improving their foreign languages skills, develop contacts with a club or organisation or simply accompany an official visit being organised by the local association. Other project suggestions would also be welcomed. For an excellent example of a placement, click here.
On return the successful candidate(s) would be asked to submit a report of their visit either in person or in writing to the AGM of the TTC in November.
First contact should be made through your local Twinning Association. To find out who to contact, look in the "Find Your Local Association" section of this site.
Applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year. However, the rule of "the early bird catches the worm" does apply, so please make sure that applications are submitted as early as possible to avoid any disappointment.
For background information on the Bursary scheme click on the right
To download a copy of the application form click on the right