The Patrick L. Newman Mic-O-Say Scholarship
Patrick L. Newman served for nearly thirty years on the Tribal Council of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, and often urged the organization to create an educational scholarship for young Tribesmen.
Medicine Man Wet Firesticks held multiple academic degrees and understood the importance and value of higher education. He strongly believed that Scouts should pursue their educational opportunities, and believed that Tribesmen, in particular, by virtue of the promises they made, should utilize their education as a means of service to others. The establishment of this scholarship, named in his memory, is the fulfillment of that lifelong goal.
The Newman Scholarship is awarded annually and each scholarship has a value of $1000. One or more scholarships may be awarded in any given year depending on the availability of funds. The scholarship is funded entirely by private voluntary donations.
Who may apply?
The applicant may be any Camp Geiger Tribesman of Mic-O-Say who is currently active in the program and registered with the Boy Scouts of America. The applicant must be planning to pursue a formal program of higher education.
To see a list of past recipients, CLICK HERE
Please apply now:
Heartland Regional Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Patrick L Newman Mic O Say Scholarship. Scholarship applications must be received by October 15th to qualify for the January award at the Winter Conclave.
Applications are available at the Council Service Center, at offices of the Heartland Community Foundation, or available online by clicking here.
The Scholarship is Funded by Donations.
Donations are gratefully accepted because the scholarship project is funded entirely by private voluntary contributions. The scholarship fund is managed by the Heartland Community Foundation. Checks should be made payable to Heartland Community Foundation, 3620 Frederick Avenue, Saint Joseph MO 64506. The words "Newman Scholarship" should be placed on the memo line of the check.
Pledges are also accepted.
If you wish to pledge, please download a pledge card section, by clicking here, and mail it to
Pony Express Council Service Center
1704 Buckingham Street
Saint Joseph MO 64506
Pledge cards are also available at the Council Service Center and Swimming Rock Lodge during summer camp. For your convenience, you may also make your pledge online.