Grants and Scholarships
Thomas J. Richards Memorial Scholarship- The Section NE-5 Thomas J. Richards Memorial National OA High Adventure Scholarship was created in memory of 2009-10 Section NE-5B Chief Tom Richards in the hopes of providing monetary support to Arrowmen within the section by awarding a partial or full scholarship to one of the Order of the Arrow’s High Adventure programs at Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier, Florida Sea Base, and the Summit Bechtel Reserve.
Brian H. Swatt Memorial Scholarship- The Section NE-5 Brian H. Swatt Memorial National Events Scholarship was created in memory of 2016-17 Section NE-5B Vice Chief Brian Swatt in the hopes of providing monetary support to Arrowmen within the section by awarding a partial or full scholarship to one of the Order of the Arrow's national events, including the National Order of the Arrow Conference.
National OA Scholarships
Josh Sain Memorial Scholarship- This scholarship was established in 1998 to honor the spirit and the memory of Josh Sain, a former National Vice Chief of the Order of the Arrow. The scholarships are provided to immediate past National and Regional Officers, and immediate past section chiefs upon completion of their successful service of their terms. All awards are selected on merit and based on performance in their respective roles and academic achievements while serving in one of the roles mentioned above.
Maury Clancy Indian Campership Fund- This campership fund was created in 1971 to help provide funds to those American Indian Scouts needing assistance to attend resident camp. The fund was subsequently named in memory of long-time national committee member Maury Clancy, who contributed significantly to the Order. Mr. Clancy emphasized the significance of our nation’s American Indian culture and worked to encourage the preservation of our American Indian heritage. Lodges may contribute to this fund through their section at will, thereby increasing the fund and enabling more camperships to be awarded.
National OA Grants
OA Service Grant– One of the four fold purposes of the Order of the Arrow is "to crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others." It is with this spirit of cheerful service to others that the Order proudly offers the matching service grant program. For several years, the National Order of the Arrow Committee has provided matching service award grants for a limited number of projects submitted by application to the national office.
Cubs to Camp Grant- The Cubs to Camp Grant initiative seeks to partner the National Order of the Arrow Committee with local lodges in an effort to promote getting Cub Scouts into the outdoors to experience the adventures Scouting has to offer. Lodges may apply for a grant to create a new event or program that gets Cub Scouts to visit council camps or participate in an outdoor program. Similarly, lodges can enhance an existing council or district Cub Scout event which occurs outdoors to encourage more participation and retention.