Scottish Bursary 2018

British Exploring are excited to be able to share an opportunity for participants aged 16-25 in Scotland to receive a £1,800 reduction in cost towards one of our 2018 expeditions to the Peruvian Amazon, Indian Himalayas, or Canadian Yukon

We have 10 ‘first come, first serve’ £800 bursaries available to all young people living in Scotland, as well as an opportunity to earn up to £1,000 towards the cost of your expedition through taking part in our Explorer Miles volunteering scheme. Please note that this bursary is exclusive to individuals new to British Exploring. 

Explorer Miles is an opportunity for you to volunteer locally and earn a bursary. Every 10 hours equal £100 towards the cost of the expedition. If you complete 100 hours you will receive £1000 through the scheme. You can find out more about Explorer Miles here

To start an application and secure your bursary simply follow the instructions below.


"The best experience I've ever had and I've made friends for life. I really challenged myself and had the constant support of leaders and other fire members. I have so many memories that I will never forget." 
Megan, Amazon 2016

Canadian Yukon

Explore Yukon's spectacular mountains, rivers, lakes and valleys while investigating an environment with more than a billion years of geological history.

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Indian Himalayas

Trek among some of India's most spectacular high peaks while carrying out specialist scientific research in the picturesque valleys of the Ladkhi mountain range.

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Peruvian Amazon

A unique opportunity to experience first-hand the mind blowing biodiversity, hidden valleys, jungle mountains and cloud forest of the Peruvian Amazon. 

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How to apply?

1. Click 'Find out more' on you preferred expedition (Yukon, Amazon, Himalayas) on this page.
2. Click the Apply button on your chosen expedition webpage. 
3. When completing your application in ‘How did you hear?’ section of your application, state “Scottish Bursary” in order to be considered. Please note that applicant must be Scottish residents at the time of application in order to be eligible.
4. Once your application is complete we will be in contact.

How it works

Successful applications will receive a bursary of £800 and will have the opportunity to earn up to £1000 towards their expedition through our Explorer Miles social action initiative.

Explorer Miles is British Exploring’s unique scheme that encourages our explorers to get involved in Social Action and Volunteering projects in their local communities. To find out more about Explorer Miles initiative and how to get started visit our webpage here.  

Watch a webinar

If you are interest in learning more about British Exploring, why not watch a webinar?

This live-video webinar hosted by Beau Zilesnick, our Explorer Recruitment Officer, will cover everything you need to know about signing up for an expedition and answers the common questions people have. Click the image to be taken to the recording.

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