Central Escarpment

Scholarships for Youth

It starts with scouts REGINALD K. GROOME MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Background:

Fondation Scouts Canada Foundation has established several scholarships to be awarded annually to support members of Scouts Canada entering or continuing full time studies at a Canadian university or college. These scholarships are presented in memory of Reginald K. Groome who, in addition to many other Scouting roles, served as Chairman of the Boy Scouts of Canada Trust for a number of years.

Purpose:
To enhance the mission of Scouts Canada through recognition of scholastic and other achievement by youth members of Scouts Canada.
To encourage continuous self development on the part of active youth members of Scouts Canada through institutions of post secondary education.

Number of Scholarships:
Up to twenty undergraduate scholarships will be awarded, each in the amount of $1,000. An individual may only receive one award. Awards are not renewable. The annual value of the combined scholarships shall not exceed $20,000.00

Age criteria:
Applicants must not have reached their 25th birthday on January 1st of the year in which they apply.

Selection criteria:
Candidates will be selected based upon the following criteria:
demonstrated Scouting history, involvement and achievement;
leadership contributions to Scouting;
community leadership and contributions outside of Scouting;
scholastic achievements up to the time of application;
attitude and aptitude;
two letters of reference (only one from within Scouting).

Conditions:
# A scholarship will be awarded only after Fondation Scouts Canada Foundation has received adequate notice that the applicant has been accepted by the institution of study. Scholarship funds will be forwarded to the institution to be applied firstly against tuition costs. If the applicant withdraws from the institution, the remaining monies will be returned to the Fondation Scouts Canada Foundation.
# Recipients are expected to continue involvement with Scouts Canada to every extent possible, and must be a currently active and registered member of Scouts Canada.
# Recipients must agree to have their names and photographs published in conjunction with the award, and with any promotion of the awards.

Applications:
Application forms are available from:

Fondation Scouts Canada Foundation
1345 Baseline Road
Ottawa ON K2C 0A7

Forms are also available from the Central Ontario Administration or you can print off an application from the Scouts Canada National website. Original applications are preferred. Deadline for applications is April 1st.

Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, offers challenging programs for boys, girls and youth age 5-26 in thousands of individual groups in most cities and towns across Canada.

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