Scholarships

Scouts in the Garden State Council have the opportunity to apply for several scholarships to assist with their continued education. Click on each scholarship listed below for details. 

Hovnanian Scholarship

In 1948, Jirair S. Hovnanian and his family came to the United States of America in search of the American Dream. Through years of hard work, dedication and adherence to a strict code of ethics and morals, Mr. Hovnanian and his family realized that dream.

As the founder of J. S. Hovnanian & Sons, one of South Jersey’s largest builders of quality new homes, Mr. Hovnanian felt a desire to give back to the community. In 1998, in celebration of his 50th-year as an American citizen, Mr. Hovnanian created the Hovnanian Scholarship Fund.

The purpose of this fund is to award scholarships to youth in pursuit of their American Dream. Applicants must be graduating from high school and be registered members of the Garden State Council, BSA. Interested youth are encouraged to determine their eligibility and complete the required application and essay.

The application and essay are to be submitted in writing to the Rowan Scout Training Center by the annual deadline of February 1. Recipients will be notified in advance. Checks will be presented to recipients at the annual Council Volunteer Recognition Dinner.