There exists a spectrum on which no two children or family’s needs are the same. Each applicant’s challenges are unique and considered during review by the Scott-Free Scholarship Foundation.
Children and families are typically referred by teachers, principals, and counselors from participating North Carolina elementary and middle schools. Scott-Free also works with and receives camper recommendations from a number of local nonprofit organizations (SafeChild, The Boys Mentoring Program, Loaves and Fishes, Comfort Zone).
Recommended applicants must submit applications, which are then reviewed and approved based on a specific criterion which determines their eligibility for a Scott-Free Scholarship. Returning campers, who wish to be considered for summer camp in a subsequent year, are required to complete 3 specific requirements:
1. Compose an essay detailing their current summer camp experience
2. Perform a minimum of 4 hours community service
3. Compose a detailed essay about the community service experience, and submit it along with a signed confirmation letter from the recipient by the designated date in order to be eligible for another summer camp scholarship consideration.
Scott-Free focuses on school-age children who exhibit a strong work ethic and a positive attitude, putting forth effort to help themselves, who would not have the opportunity to attend well-structured summer camps without the assistance of an organization such as Scott-Free.
Due to its program driven budget, Scott-Free can greatly benefit from the support of skilled and dedicated driven volunteers. We invite community members to work along side board members to fulfill the necessary task needed to sustain the mission of Scott-Free.
Scott-Free is registered with The Caring Connection and is actively recruiting volunteers through www.volunteermatch.org. The organization has utilized volunteers from the North Carolina State University School of Social Work and continues to recruit volunteers through Activate Good.
Volunteer support is needed in the following areas of the Scott-Free organization:
• Camper Placement (camper application process, pairing with appropriate summer camp programs)
• Administrative (promotional, industry research, correspondence with client stakeholders (camper families and camps)
• Strategic Business Planning
• Website development and management
• Photo/Video Development
• Social Media Management
• Event Planning