Order of the Arrow Scholarship Opportunity!
Thomas J. Richards Memorial National OA Events Scholarship Information
The Section NE-5B Thomas J. Richards Memorial National OA Events Scholarship was created in memory of 2009-10 Section Chief Tom Richards in the hopes to provide monetary support to Arrowmen within the section by paying a partial or full scholarship to one of the National Order of the Arrow Events or the National Order of the Arrow High Adventure Programs at Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier, Florida High Adventure Sea Base, and The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.
It is the purpose of the section to provide for the Arrowmen of NE-5B in hopes to enlighten their Order of the Arrow experience through participation in one of these programs. All programs are the epitome of what the OA represents, the ideals of Brotherhood, Cheerfulness, and Service. Thus, it is imperative that Section NE-5B and its leadership support these programs and offer financial assistance to the Arrowmen of the Unami, Lenape, Ajapeu, Witauchsoman, Lowwapaneu, and Black Eagle lodges to help pay for the program costs.
The Thomas J. Richards Memorial National OA Events Scholarship is reserved for those individuals who exhibit interest and service as well as a future commitment to the Order of the Arrow in their home lodges. It is expected of the recipients to continue their service in the OA as well as bring their enthusiasm gained from these programs back to their home councils, lodges, chapters, and units. Each recipient will be required at the end of their experience to provide the Section with an account of their experiences that will be posted on the Section NE-5B website as well as Facebook page for recognition and promotion for the programs and the scholarship.
The amount awarded to recipients will be a maximum of $500. This amount may be increased from year to year depending on the cost of the program attended and the need of the applicant. The Section Officers and Advisers will select the recipients each year.
Requirements to be considered for the Thomas J. Richards Memorial National OA Events Scholarship:
- Must have attended the Section NE-5B Conclave within the last year.
- Must be in good standing with a lodge in Section NE-5B.
- Must have approval from his Lodge Adviser.
- Must have approval from his Staff Adviser.
- Must meet all individual program requirements and be admitted to an OA National Event or an OA High Adventure Program.
Applications for the TJR Memorial National OA Events Scholarship must be postmarked NO LATER THAN March 1st, 2013. Applicants will be notified of their selection no later than April 1st, 2013. The scholarship money will be sent from the Section's host council in the form of a reimbursement check after the selected Arrowman has attended the program unless set up otherwise in conjunction with the Section Key-3.
Any questions concerning the Section NE-5B Thomas J. Richards Memorial National OA Events Scholarship should be directed to the Section NE-5B Chief, or send a letter to the address below.
When completed, please send the application, required paperwork, as well as any letters of recommendation, postmarked no later than March 1st, 2013 to:
Section NE-5B National OA Events Scholarship c/o Bryan Frack 4218 Lime Kiln Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
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