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Scouts Canada Scholarship Program

The Scouts Canada Scholarship Program provides financial support to members entering or continuing in full-time studies at Canadian universities or colleges. Enhance your future career! 

All recipients are motivated youth whom, with the help of their Scouting experiences, have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and a desire to create a better world. As they progress through life, these skills will be carried with them as they become successful adults in the community. Scouts Canada sees this scholarship program as an investment in the lives of the future leaders of tomorrow.

Scouts Canada is pleased to award scholarships of up to $6,000 each. Amongst these scholarships are special awards that are presented in specific categories including:


Young Citizens Foundation Scholarship
The Calgary/Chinook Scout Foundation  Scholarship
Scouts Canada Foundation Scholarship
The BP Guild Scholarship
Camp Opemikon Returning Staff Scholarship


Every year, scholarships are awarded with individuals receiving up to one award each. Applicants must not have reached their 26th birthday on January 1 of the year in which they apply.

All applicants must complete an application form and compose a statement, no more than 200 words, on the value of Scouting in their lives. Applicants must also provide two letters of reference: one from within Scouting and one from an academic source, a copy of their resume, a digital copy of an acceptance letter to a post-secondary institution. 


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
  • 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 student directly.
  • 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.

How to Apply

Thanks to everyone who applied this year. The process closed on June 30th, 2024. The recipients will be announced during the fall and contacted via email.

If you have any questions, please email