Fulbright-Meg Everton Professional Enhancement Awards in Education (2010-2016) were for New Zealand educators in early childhood, primary or secondary education to undertake a professional development activity in the US which would enhance their professional knowledge, practice and/or skills.
These awards were made possible by a generous bequest from Fulbright alumna Meg Everton, who passed away in June 2010, aged 90. A lecturer at Ardmore Teachers’ College in Papakura, Meg was a 1956 Fulbright New Zealand Exchange Teacher to State University of New York’s Teachers College in New Paltz, where she taught classes in early childhood education and child development.
The types of professional development activities grantees of this award undertook included educational courses, conferences, school visits, meetings and presentations. The activities of grantees were required include at least one major presentation/public talk, and enhance understanding between the education sectors in the US and in New Zealand. Upon return to New Zealand recipients were required to share the learnings and benefits with their peers.