Former Pupil Receives Women's Leadership Award for Humanitarian Efforts

A former pupil at Truro School has been awarded the first Fletcher Women’s Leadership Award from Tufts University in Boston, for her humanitarian efforts and international law work in Afghanistan and the Congo.


Ms. Cornelia “Connie” Schneider was presented the school’s inaugural award by Admiral James Stavridis, Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts on March 7, to coincide with International Women’s Day, celebrated around the world on March 8.


The award was developed to honour outstanding women graduates who are making a meaningful impact in the world in the private, public, and NGO sectors.


Ms Schneider was a pupil at Truro School from 1993 to 1995 before she left to study law at University College London, where she received her LL.B. in Law and German Law in 2000. She is also an alumna of The Fletcher School, having received a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy in 2006.


Jayne Grigg, Headmaster’s Secretary at Truro School, said: “I remember Connie very well from when she first arrived at Truro School as a young girl to study in our Sixth Form.  She was not only an amazingly bright student but a lovely person and it does not surprise me that she has gone on to do the kind of things that will help to make the world a better place.”


You can read more about Connie’s work in the Congo and Afghanistan on the University’s website.