In 2010 FMC established a Youth Scholarship Scheme. The scheme is supported by the FMC Mountain and Forest Trust and the private Maerewhenua Trust.
The aims of the Scholarship scheme are:
- to promote tramping as an enjoyable experience for youg people
- to assist clubs attract young members
- to raise FMC profile with younger people in NZ.
There are two types of Scholarship:
- A Skills Scholarship which provides a grant towards the cost of learning skills. This scholarship is three $500 grants to contribute towards or cover costs of outdoor skills acquisition and training for young adults, including hire of an instructor for a club course or for an individual to partake in an instructor-training course.
- An Expedition Scholarship which provides a grant to cover a multi day expedition within mainland New Zealand. This scholarship is one $1,000 grant to contribute towards a club-sanctioned, multi-day expedition (5 or more night’s duration) led by a person under 30 years within mainland New Zealand or its offshore islands.
The successful applicants are determined by a sub-committee of experienced trampers.
Download the application form and send it to FMC, P O Box 1604, Wellington 6140.
- 2012 Skills Award ($ 600); Chris Owen (NZAC, Canterbury) – To attend a High Alpine Skills Course at Mt Cook.
- 2012 Skills Award ($ 500); Tiff Stephens (NZAC, Dunedin) – To attend an Advanced High Alpine Skills Course at Mt Cook.
- 2012 Skills Award ($ 500); Nicola Whelan-Henderson (St. Hilda’s Collegiate, Dunedin) – To attend a Mountain Skills for Youth Course at Arthur’s Pass National Park.
- 2012 Expedition Award ($1,000); Wouter van Beershoten (Canterbury University TC). A traverse of the Princess Range and a climb of Caroline Peak in the vicinity of Lake Hauroko, Fiordland.
- 2012 – Matt Lillis (Auckland University TC) You can read about Matt’s Ruahine Rambling’s here.
- 2012 – Nina Dickerhof (NZAC Canterbury/Westland) You can read about Nina’s Olivine Wilderness Expedition here and see pictures here.
- 2011 – Max Olsen: (Otago University TC). For a winter expedition into the Transit Valley in Fiordland. You can read about Max’s trip here.
- 2011 – James Thornton (Otago University TC) For a trip into the Worsley River, Bligh Sound and the Glaisnock Wilderness Area. You can read about James’s trip here.