IMPORTANT!

This Scholarship Application must be completed by a parent or legal guardian. 

If you are a unit leader, forward this scholarship form link to all your families. 

If you have any questions about the scholarship process, contact our Program Director, Quinn.Ryan@scouting.org.  If you need to amend your responses after you've submitted your scholarship application, contact our Program Assistant, Debi.Geiger@scouting.org.  They are the only two council employees who have access to this confidential information.

NOTE:  You must answer all required fields accurately, for us to be able to process your application.  Thank you.

ONE APPLICATION FOR EACH SCOUT AND/OR EVENT:  If you have more than one scout needing financial assistance, you must complete one application for each of them.  The same is true if you have one scout wanting to participate in two summer camp programs.  You cannot "combine" them since the approved amount needs to be scout and program specific to be applied as a scholarship payment to their online registration.

Scholarship awards are not guaranteed.

REGISTER EARLY FOR THE EVENT:  Many Cub Scout and Boy Scout events have early bird, regular, and/or late fee amounts.  Make sure to get your scout registered online during the early bird period to get the best deal!  In other words, REGISTER EARLY, either with your Pack, Troop, or Crew for events that need a Unit Registration completed, or as a family for those you can do yourself.  If you register early, you can choose to mail in your payment instead of paying online with a credit card when you complete the "Finalize Registration" or "Make a Payment" tab

NYLT SCHOLARSHIP APPLCATIONS:  Since registration closes by April 2, please complete a scholarship application for NYLT by March 1.  Notify the Program Assistant at Debi Geiger immediately, if you miss this deadline

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Scholarships will be approved the first Tuesday of each month, starting February 5, 2019.
  • Families will be notified that week of their scout's scholarship approved amount (if any).  You must contact Quinn or Debi immediately if you have a question about the approved amount.
  • On the third Tuesday of each month (starting February 19), the Program Assistant will use the system to search registrations for scouts with approved scholarships, then apply the scholarship payments to those who are registered at that time.
  • Families will be notified when the approved amount has been applied online as a scholarship payment. 
  • It is the family's responsibility to pay the rest of the balance in a timely manner, whether online with a credit/debit card, or by check to the council office or your unit's contact person (or treasurer, if so directed) for this event.
  • The above steps will be followed each subsequent month until event registrations close.  The system will check again, to see if your scout is registered yet (the system will only apply the scholarship payment one time).

 

We understand that youth need not know about their family’s financial circumstances.  So, instead of asking them to write a thank you note for the scholarship, have them write a note to say, “What I Learned at Camp”, “What I Did at Camp”, “Thanks for Teaching Me How To…”, etcetera.  We also love drawings about and pictures of their time at camp!  There's no need to include the scout's last name on the note itself.  We will pass them along to those who give generously each year to our scholarship funds.

 

Writing about the fun they had can help make them lifetime memories and as a bonus, it will be great practice in penmanship.