Support of Youth Programs is one of the three primary goals of the Navy League of the United States, along with enhancing the morale of active duty personnel and their families and educating Congress and the American public on the importance of strong sea services.
Camden - Kings Bay Council Youth Scholarship
Each year our Council offers a $1,000 college scholarship to graduating seniors in the NJROTC program and dependents of Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Merchant Marine service members (active duty or retired) attending Camden County High School, and to graduating seniors in the Kings Bay Division of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps, who plan to further their education by enrolling in a college, community college or technical institute.
Grayson A. Roach of St. Marys, a 2017 graduate of Camden County High School, has been awarded the Camden - Kings Bay Council's Halsey Family Foundation 2017 Youth Scholarship. Grayson, shown at left with Council President Sam Colville and Council Vice President for Youth Programs Barbara Johns, is the son of Kevin and Diane Roach. CDR Kevin Roach is active duty USN currently assigned to Southern Command in Tampa, Florida.
This year's Youth Scholarship is named for Council members Jack and Sandy Halsey and The Halsey Family Foundation in recognition of their outstanding support of our Council's Youth Programs.
You can read Grayson's essay on the topic “What will be the impact on the sea services over the next four years of the new President and a majority in both houses of congress being of the same party?”here.
Winning Essays from previous years:
2016 Youth Scholarship Winner - Mitchell Wagner
2015 Youth Scholarship Winner - Benjamin D. Siclare
2014 Youth Scholarship Winner - Megan Hendricks
2013 Youth Scholarship Winner - Cera Weaver
2012 Youth Scholarship Winner - Mitchell Cross
2011 Youth Scholarship Winner - Briana Coakley
The Navy League Youth Scholarship application can be downloaded from the Council's website or from the Camden County High School Scholarship webpage beginning in mid-January of each year. The application contains complete information on apply for the Scholarship.
For more information on the Navy League Youth Scholarship, please Contact Us.
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The Naval Sea Cadet Corps is an important part of the Navy League. The training and education provided to NSCC cadets prepare them exceptionally well for whatever career field they choose. Moreover, the discipline, core values and teamwork these cadets learn will for the basis of their lives as future citizens and leaders in their communities.
The Camden - Kings Bay Council actively supports the Kings Bay Division of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps.
Our Council also supports the Great Portage Race (GPR), an area-wide orienteering Naval Sea Cadet Corps event sponsored by the Navy League Charleston Council. The GPR is held each year at Dreher Island State Park, South Carolina. Our Council supports this program annually with a financial contribution and manpower to help organize and manage the event.
The Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps instills in students in United States secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment.
The Camden - Kings Bay Council is proud to support the Camden County High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.