07 Feb 2023

Final Spaces: True Young Explorer Scholarships 2022-23

Carnley Harbour

True Young Explorer Scholarships

Explore. Inspire. Advocate.

Final Spaces for 2022/23 True Young Explorer Scholarships
This is your last chance to experience true expedition travel to the wildlife-rich UNESCO World Heritage Site of New Zealand's Subantarctic Snares Islands, Stewart Island and Fiordland on our 2022/23 True Young Explorer Scholarships.

About Heritage Expeditions
Every year Heritage Expeditions takes small groups of intrepid travellers on voyages to some of the world’s most unique and remote islands, coasts and shorelines aboard our purpose-built expedition ships. Founded in 1985 by the Russ family in Christchurch, New Zealand, we are still proudly family-owned and operated contributing to conservation through experiential learning, providing funds for research and management, and our ongoing legacy of creating ‘ambassadors’ through our True Young Explorer Scholarships.

Securing Your Scholarship
True Young Explorer Scholarships provide a limited number of younger people (aged 18 - 30 years) with the opportunity to join expeditions to experience our remarkable Subantarctic Islands at a fraction of what it would otherwise cost. In doing so, our aim is to create a league of ‘ambassadors' inspired to help raise the profile and protect these precious areas, and the unique flora and fauna inhabiting them, for future generations.

To secure a scholarship, we are looking for individuals who are as passionate as we are about giving a voice to, and protecting, New Zealand and Australia's Subantarctic Islands and the Southern Ocean. Whether you are studying science, an artist, in media, involved in community organisations, a teacher or ... we want to know how you will share your experience travelling aboard our expeditions on Heritage Adventurer alongside likeminded passengers and an incredibly experienced expedition team of naturalists, biologists and historians on the voyage of a lifetime.

A Few Questions to Start
If you can answer yes to the following questions, we want to hear from you.

•    Are you aged 18-30 years?
•    Can you contribute 30% of the advertised cost of the expedition?
•    Will you share your adventure within 3 months of returning?

The Next Steps
Tell us why you should receive a scholarship and how the experience will benefit both you and the Southern Ocean region (how you plan on sharing your adventure). Creativity and passion is encouraged and applications can be submitted in the medium that best suits you – just no more than 400 words or 5 minutes long.

Application checklist:

  •     Full name and Date of Birth (proof of age may be required)
  •     Address including daytime/after hours telephone numbers and email
  •     Expedition applied for (Name and Departure Date)
  •     Where you heard about the True Young Explorer Scholarships
  •     Your Scholarship submission (see above)
  •     Name and address of one referee
  •     Declaration that you have sufficient funds to pay the contribution required (funds are payable on confirmation of the scholarship berth)


Send your application to:
True Young Explorer Scholarship
P.O. Box 7218,
Christchurch 8240
Email: true.young.explorer@gmail.com

Applications close:
Friday 17th February 2023

Final 2022/23 scholarships with Heritage Expeditions available on the following expedition:

Unseen Fiordland, Stewart Islands & The Snares
28 February - 7 March 2023
Queenstown to Queenstown, New Zealand

Advertised price: NZ$8,995pp.
Scholarship price: NZ$3,075 pp.

Join Heritage Expeditions, pioneers in authentic small ship expedition cruising, as we explore New Zealand's remote southern backyard on this special 8-day voyage. Discover the time-forgot rawness of wildlife-rich Stewart Island/Rakiura, Zodiac cruise the rocky, inhospitable coast of The Snares - one of the world's most important nature reserves, and experience the primordial majesty of Fiordland firsthand on this unforgettable adventure.

Download the brochure for the above voyage at the link below.



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