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The Outward Bound Trust are offering 200 places on their Skills for Life Award Scholarship

Posted by Stephanie Broad | May 29, 2016 | School life

The Outward Bound Trust is an outdoor education charity which helps young people unlock their potential. The Trust’s adventurous and challenging outdoor learning programmes equip young people with valuable skills for education, work and life and help them become more confident, more effective and more capable at school, college and in the workplace.

Thanks to the generosity of The Trust’s donors, 200 Skills for Life Award Scholarship places are available for summer courses in 2016 and 2017.

About The Skills for Life Award. This unique 19-day personal development summer course for 15-19 year olds develops essential skills to help them stand out in an ever more competitive world and assist them with the transition into adulthood, be that further or higher education, training or directly into employment. 

Image courtesy of the Outward Bound Trust

It is geared towards developing confidence, emotional intelligence, leadership, communication and team-working skills. Highly trained and experienced Outward Bound® instructors use the dramatic and challenging landscapes of either the Scottish Highlands, Lake District or Snowdonia to embed these skills through participation in physically and socially demanding activities such as hiking, climbing and overnight camping expeditions. Each participant will receive 1:1 personal coaching sessions, gain a reference from their instructor and develop their very own 12-month action plan to help them continue their progress and achieve their personal goals following the Award.  

Applying for a Scholarship.

Scholarship places are now available for a Skills for Life Award course during summer 2016 or 2017.  To be eligible for a Scholarship, students must:

  • Be a UK resident/ passport holder
  • Be aged 15-19 on the start date of the course
  • Be able to raise the remaining balance of the course fee

Each Skills for Life Award Scholarship is worth up to £824 (50% of the total course fee). The total amount awarded to each scholarship place is not based on financial circumstance; each application will be assessed on the individual’s appetite for personal development through outdoor learning based on the strength of the answers provided on their application. All applications are subject to standard T&Cs including medical screening and enrolment criteria.

It’s not too late for summer 2016 Scholarships – submit applications on or before 17 June 2016. 

To apply and for more information please visit: www.obtrustscholarships.org

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