Each year I like to take a moment to remind our camp families about the Lantern Scholarship.
The Lantern Scholarship was set up by the Camp Alleghany Alumni Association to:
Assist those girls who could otherwise not attend Camp Alleghany for Girls, and to promote social and economic diversity at camp.
This wonderful scholarship has made it possible over the years for dozens of girls to attend camp with us. This discrete fund does require the submission of economic eligibility forms, but it does not ask for work-study or any element that would draw attention to the recipient child or teen while at camp.
To continue to make this fund viable, members of our community contribute to the fund. And some contributors to the fund have also chosen to give in memory of one of our campers, Lily Romando, and if you’d like to do that, simply note Lily’s name in the memo portion of your check or in the memo portion of the online giving site. (Read instructions here before donating.)
In years past the deadline for the Lantern Scholarship Fund have varied, but going forward, including this year, the deadline date for submission is December 15th.
Because the deadline for our Early Bird Registration discount rate is December 1st, applicants may wonder if their final rate would be the regular full tuition rate, or the Early Bird discount rate for any balance after receiving scholarship funds.
Even though the Camp Alleghany Alumni Association scholarship committee makes their recipient decision on February 1, the final tuition that parents are responsible for, minus any scholarship funds, is the Early Bird Rate.
We encourage all who are eligible to apply for the Lantern Scholarship as soon as possible (just to give you peace of mind that it’s in). Applicants can be recent campers, currently registered campers who have had changed financial circumstances, or would-be campers totally new to camp.
The application is available on the Lantern Scholarship page. And as always, if you have any questions I would be happy to answer them for you.
Elizabeth Shreckhise, Director, Camp Alleghany for Girls