Jessie Clarkson Maddison graduated MB ChB from Otago University in 1902, the sixth woman to gain this degree from a New Zealand university. Jessie practised medicine in Christchurch, and overseas and died in August 1947. The award was funded in her memory by her niece Eileen Jessie Hunter who bequeathed $10,000. The award was announced at the NZFUW Triennial Conference in Dunedin in 1994 and the first award of $500 was made in 1995. The Fund was then settled on the NZFUW Fellowship Trust and was left to accumulate interest until the next award was made in 2000.
Jesse Maddison Fund
Sally Raudon – GWNZ Fellow and Jesse Maddison Fellow 2019 Studying for a PhD Social Anthropology at Cambridge, UK. Sally was awarded a GWNZ Fellowship of $12,000 Fellowship and the Jesse Maddison Award of $1,000