Personal Development Scholarships
With the support of the Ashburton Jaycee Education and Development Fund and the Tinwald Club Fund, Advance Ashburton offers an opportunity for young people to challenge and develop themselves through scholarships to help towards the costs of attending a leadership or personal development course, e.g. Outward Bound, Spirit of Adventure, or any other worthwhile course.
This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals wishing to reach their full potential through personal development, challenge, and adventure.
Applications for scholarships are now CLOSED and opens 1st October 2024.
Ashburton Jaycee Education and Development Fund
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 Personal Development Scholarships.
Tinwald Club Fund
The Tinwald Club, formed around 1970, was an important part of the Ashburton District, supporting the sporting and social needs of the Tinwald area. In 2011 the membership had declined to a point that was no longer viable, so the decision was made by the remaining members to dissolve the Club. As always, thinking of their community, the members sought a way in which the residual asset of the Club would continue to support the Tinwald area, and the decision was made to set up a special fund with Advance Ashburton. This special fund commenced in 2013 and continues to deliver benefits to the people and organisations in the Tinwald area and will continue to do so for many generations to come.
Congratulations to our 2023 Jaycees Personal Development Scholarship Recipient