Grants & Scholarships

SR-7A Scholarships

  • OA High Adventure Scholarship– Section SR-7A created a high adventure scholarship to enlighten the Order of the Arrow experiences of Arrowmen in the section. The scholarship provides monetary support to Arrowmen by paying the full registration fee to one of the Order of the Arrow High Adventure Programs at Philmont Scout Ranch, Charles L. Sommers Canoe Base at Northern Tier, Florida Sea Base, or the Summit Bechtel Reserve. The scholarship amount awarded will cover the full program fee of either of the four OA High Adventure Programs. The section Key 3 (section chief, section adviser, and section staff adviser) will determine the recipients each year.

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.