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Covers cost of field trip


1 week
(length of field trip)
29 November - 6 December

Number awarded

6 – 8

Closing date

Friday 21 September


Untouched World Charitable Trust


All campuses

The Untouched World Charitable Trust (UWCT) provides young adults with unique learning experiences, developing leadership skills to maximise their potential throughout their lives and be inspired to lead the way in their own school or community to achieve a sustainable future.


This scholarship offers six current Ara students of Level 5 to 9 programmes the opportunity to develop an understanding of leadership in sustainable practice. It involves a week-long field trip to Blumine Island in the Marlborough Sounds with 16 secondary school students and focuses on experiential learning that builds capability and competence. Ara students will help plan logistics of the week so need to be available for approximately two hours per week for the six weeks prior to the field trip.


To be eligible to apply for this grant you must meet all of the following conditions.

  • Be an Ara student enrolled in a Level 5-9 programme of study
  • Be able to demonstrate aptitude in the following areas: Leadership, Sustainability, Behaviour Change, Teamwork
  • Be over 18 and under 30 years of age at time of application

How to apply

Application form - apply now

When you have completed this application please either return it to the Student Central Office at an Ara campus, post it to the Student Support Office, PO Box 540, Christchurch 8140 or emailing it to:

Applicants must submit a completed application form by the deadline above. Shortlisted applicants will undergo a short interview. Endorsement from your Programme Leader will be required as part of your application.

If you have any questions about this scholarship, please email

More information can also be found here.