We want all girls to have the opportunity to experience Girl Scout camp! And we are excited to announce a fantastic partnership with the University of Iowa chapter of Alpha Phi Omega (APO). APO is a national coeducational service organization founded on the principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service.
What is Alpha Phi Omega?
Alpha Phi Omega (APO) provides its members with the opportunity to develop leadership skills by volunteering on their campus, in their community, to the nation, and to the organization. APO has more than 400,000 members across 375 campuses and continues to provide more service on more campuses than any other collegiate service organization.
Camperships and Application
Alpha Phi Omega is pleased to announce that they are once again offering Camperships to Girl Scouts in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois! Camperships are scholarships for Girl Scouts to attend summer camp who express financial need. In order to be considered for a campership, please send a letter or email to APO addressing the following questions:
- Girl Scout’s name
- Contact information for parent/guardian (including full name, phone number, email address and home address)
- The amount that you are requesting
- Why are you seeking a campership for your girl?
- What will the campership funds pay for?
- If we were to provide a partial campership, how would you raise the remaining funds?
- Did your girl attend Girl Scout University in October 2013? (not required to apply)
- Any other relevant information that will help APO make a decision about your campership
All applications must be received (not just postmarked) by Tuesday, April 8. Applicants will be notified of their award status either way no later than Friday April 18.
Please send your application letter by mail to:
Alpha Phi Omega-Omicron
University of Iowa
260 Iowa Memorial Union
Student Organization Offices Suite
Iowa City, IA 52242
Or via email to email@example.com.
Depending on the number of applicants, Alpha Phi Omega may provide either partial or full camperships. It should also be noted that any camperships awarded will be “paid” directly to the scout. This means that we would be requesting the scout’s social security number at that time; it is not necessary to include in the initial campership application. Camperships cannot be paid to parents or camps.
Should you have any further questions, please contact Alpha Phi Omega at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grants for Campers
At Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois we also have Grants for Campers available for financial assistance. Grant amounts are based on the level of financial need demonstrated on grant application. Grants may cover up to $250 per girl per year. Visit www.GirlScoutsToday.org/camp to find out more!