Eagle Scout Scholarship

 

Scholarship Information

 
 
Fewer than 4 percent of youth who become involved in scouting reach its highest rank of Eagle Scout.  Those that do have had the opportunity to learn and master many skills over the years through campouts, hikes, canoe trips, service projects, troop activities and troop meetings.  They have learned to be self-reliant: respectful and caring of other scouts, their communities and the environment: and to give back to their community. 
 
Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes the accomplishments of the Scout.  
 
This scholarship was created as a way to honor the hard work and dedication that it takes to be an Eagle Scout, and to benefit the deserving recipient as they take the next step in furthering their education.
 
 
 

Scholarship Criteria

 
  • Must have earned their Eagle Scout Award while a member of a Gratiot County Boy Scouts of America Troop;
  • Must have been a member of a Gratiot County Boy Scouts of America Troop for at least two years;
  • Must use scholarship in the pursuit of post-secondary vocational, technical, or  undergraduate education;
  • Previous recipients may reapply, but will only be considered if there are no new applicants;
  • Must demonstrate high moral character and participate in service to the community;
  • Must submit personal letters of reference from the Scout Leader and one other individual representing community, school or church, and;
  • Must upload a completed Eagle Scout Scholarship Information Form  when completing the online application.

One scholarship available for as much as $600.

 

Scholarship Recipients

 
 
2020
William Wert
Alma High School
 
 

Previous Recipients

 

2019
Cavun Beck

2018
Aiden Badgerow

2017
Lucas Glynn

2016
Austyn Wright 

2015
Austin Brittain

 

Señora Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship

 
   

The Señora Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship was established in November 2020 by the family of Sally Kaufmann to honor her decades of service to teaching and continue her legacy in foreign language and education.  Señora Kaufmann’s passion for teaching Spanish and Hispanic culture, along with her special gift for connecting with her students and colleagues, made her a beloved educator.

Sally Kaufmann was dedicated to helping students further their education, achieve their goals, and literally explore the world.  She was a loyal confidant to countless students with whom she shared her wisdom and listened to their dreams. It is her family’s hope that the Señora Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship will assist Alma High School and other Gratiot County students pursue their passion in foreign language, travel, and international studies. 

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