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Jaycee Outward Bound Scholarships

History of award

Jaycee was an organisation for men, and in later years women, between the ages of 18 and 40.  Its Four Square Badge symbolised the four tenets of the organisation - Fellowship, Action, Service and Education.
When Ashburton Jaycees wound up in 2008 they established a Special Named Fund with Advance Ashburton Community Foundation, to be used "for the development and education of persons who reside within the Ashburton District who are aged between 18 and 40".
A portion of the income from this fund is being used to support the Outward Bound Scholarships.


With the support of the Ashburton Jaycee Education and Development Fund, Advance Ashburton offer an opportunity for young people to challenge and develop themselves by offering scholarships to help towards the costs of attending an Outward Bound Course.   This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals wishing to reach their full potential through challenge and adventure in the outdoors.  The value of the scholarship is $2,000 towards an Outward Bound course of the applicant’s choice. 


Applicants (male or female) shall be up to 40 years old and must reside within the Ashburton District.

Number of awards



Full course costs


Duration of the course

Closing dates

Applications for scholarships for 2020 are now CLOSED. check in June

How do students apply?

Download an Application Form here.
Application Form

Further information available from

Ashburton Jaycees Education and Development Fund Outward Bound Scholarship

Advance Ashburton
PO Box 310
ph:021 0815 5615

Enquiries always welcome

Additional information

Value and Payment of Scholarship:
• Full course costs shall be paid by the fund directly to Outward Bound on behalf of the applicant.
• Train fares from Christchurch to Picton and return shall be reimbursed to the successful applicant on production of a travel claim after attending the Course but it shall be the applicant's responsibility and cost to travel to and from Christchurch.

Decision makers

Advance Ashburton Trustees.


Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of January 2017.
Applications are only considered once a year. For more details visit

Conditions of acceptance

All applications will be reviewed. Applicants who are shortlisted through this initial review process
will be required to attend an interviewbefore representatives of the AACF.
A scholarship may be revoked if a recipient’s behavior is inappropriate or the recipient has breached conditions of the scholarship.
It is expected that the Outward Bound course will commence within 12 months of final selection.
Recipients shall be responsible for providing all gear required for the course although Outward Bound have some available.
Recipients shall be responsible for completing the Outward Bound Application Form and Medical Questionnaire at least 2 weeks prior to the closing date for the Course.
Recipients shall complete a written report to Advance Ashburton Community Foundation within 3 months of completing the course outlining the benefits gained from attending the course.
Recipients may be asked by the Foundation to participate in promotional activities as agreed by both parties.


Alison Muckle
Advance Ashburton Community Foundation
PO Box 310
Phone: 027 604 8013