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.
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.
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.
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.
If you wish to pledge, please download a pledge card by clicking here, and mail it to:
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.