The Associate Fellows represent all 53 Commonwealth nations. The first two cohorts, aged between 18 and 29, were entrants for the 2015 and 2016 Queen’s Young Leaders Award programme. The judges were highly impressed by the dynamic and inspiring work these young people had been carrying out in their communities. In recognition of their activities, they were granted the distinction of Associate Fellow.
Associate Fellowship is granted to those who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to promoting the values of the Commonwealth and working to improve the lives of Commonwealth citizens.
New Associate Fellows can enter the scheme in one of two ways:
Application to the Queen’s Young Leaders programme, details of which are available separately.
Through nomination by an RCS branch, staff or board member. Nominations take four weeks to process and are reviewed twice a year during the periods January - February and August - September.