Hiram College, in conjunction with the Lake Erie Council, Boy Scouts of America, recently announced a new scholarship that recognizes high achievement and college match. As part of the agreement, up to five exemplary Eagle Scouts will be selected by the Boy Scouts of America and awarded the scholarship, worth 50 percent of tuition and mandatory fees in the traditional college program beginning fall 2019.
“We are honored to announce our partnership with Hiram College and the new Eagle Scout Scholarship,” said Marc Ryan, Scout Executive/CEO, Lake Erie Council, Boy Scouts of America. “Eagle Scouts must value perseverance, discipline, leadership, accountability, and achievement to succeed. These values build character in a young person that is sought after and needed in today’s world and communities.”
Hiram College has long been committed to educational excellence, helping students develop a 21st-century skill set and mindset that will allow them to thrive in personal lives where societal changes are constant and complex. Sherman Dean II, director of the admission at Hiram College, believes that the core values Eagle Scouts develop closely align with that the College.
“Hiram College is excited to partner with the Boy Scouts of America, Lake Erie Council, on the new Eagle Scout Scholarship,” said Dean. “We look forward to providing these exceptional Eagle Scouts with an equally exceptional educational opportunity that will allow them to continue development of the qualities they have already established.”
Scouting is more than just an outdoor program. “Families and youth will see Lake Erie Council, BSA as the go-to destination to deliver affordable college education to our best and brightest as evidenced by their attainment of the Eagle Scout rank,” said Donald W. Kaatz, President, Board of Directors, Lake Erie Council. “We are grateful for our special relationship with Hiram and hope more universities and colleges will follow their lead.”
For more information about Hiram’s Eagle Scout Scholarship, email Sherman C. Dean II, Director of Admission, Hiram College: DeanSC@hiram.edu.