Outward Bound scholarships 2015

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Surf Life Saving New Zealand has once again been given the opportunity to be a part of Outward Bound's community scholarships scheme. 

For several years now, Outward Bound has offered SLSNZ a scholarship scheme which has given many of our members the opportunity to try a range of their courses.

Outward Bound is an adventure-based experience located in Anakiwa, Marlborough Sounds, that uses the outdoors to challenge participants mentally and physically. People from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, abilities and ages attend Outward Bound.

The aim of Outward Bound is to build relationships with community organisations whose mission aligns with that of Outward Bound, and to support them in helping their community; Outward Bound's mission being "better people, better communities, better world".

Outward Bound has offered SLSNZ places on the following courses in 2015:

Classic - 4 places
• Ages 18-26 years
• 21 days (Sunday 7 June - Saturday 27 June 2015)

Masters - 1 place
• Age 27-80 years
• 21 days (Sunday 7 June - Saturday 27 June 2015)

Discovery - 1 place
• Age 27-45 years
• 8 days (Sunday 2 August - Sunday 9 August 2014)

Discovery 40+ - 1 place
• Age 40-75 years
• 8 days (Sunday 2 August - Sunday 9 August 2014)

• SLSNZ volunteers and staff are both eligible to apply.
• Only current NZ citizens or permanent residents can apply.
• Previous Outward Bound attendees are excluded from the scholarship.
• A high majority of the course fees are funded by Outward Bound; however the scholarship recipient/club will be required to contribute $500 to SLSNZ toward their course fees.
• All travel arrangements (and costs) to and from the course will be met by the individual (all of the courses start and finish in Picton).
• Any medical clearance related costs will be met by the individual.
• Course dates are subject to change.
• Confirmation of enrolment is subject to approval from the participant's doctor and Outward Bound. This is to ensure the safety of the participant, the safety of others, and quality course outcomes for all.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday March 10, 2015. For more information or to download an application form, please click here.