Many people wish to set up their own community related scholarship programme. It is best to do this in conjunction with Outward Bound as not only can there be tax benefits to donating the money directly to us, we may already be working with community groups that you may be able to link up with. Our Trust Management policies and procedures will protect any donation you wish to make for scholarships, until such time as the funding is required.
When setting up a scholarship you should consider the following:
Often people think they need to provide a full scholarship, however, we believe that the recipient of any scholarship should contribute something towards their course. Although this might not be achievable in all cases, encouraging young people to fundraise can ensure their commitment. Many of our scholarship programmes are for $1,500-$2,500 only, or full scholarships sometimes are split between two or more recipients.
Do you have any criteria that you would like to add to the scholarship? We can assist you to define this profile should you need help with it.
We are often working with young people who could fit your criteria. If you wish to select your own recipient(s)please contact Diane Leyten, our Finance & Funding Manager on 04 495 1762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can help you to help others.
I consider it a privilege to have been able to setup the "Bob Granger Scholarships" to help give youngsters the Outward Bound experience. Read more
"In 2009 I made the decision to 'pay it forward' by setting up a scholarship for young people to attend Outward Bound."