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How to Apply For a Scholarship

Each year a minimum of 17 scholarships are awarded. An individual may only receive one award. Awards are not renewable. Applicants must not have reached their 26th birthday on January 1 of the year in which they apply. 

All applicants must complete the application form and compose a statement, no more than 200 words, on the value of Scouting in your life.  Applicants must also provide two letters of reference (only one from within Scouting).

Candidates will be selected based on 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


A scholarship will be awarded only after Scouts Canada 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 Scouts Canada.

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.


Download the Application Form, fill it in and mail with all necessary documents to:

Scouts Canada Scholarships
1345 Baseline Road
Ottawa, ON K2C 0A7

All applications must be postmarked no later than April 1st to be eligible.


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