The 2024 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) will be held from Monday, July 29th to Saturday, August 3rd, 2024, at University Of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, Colorado.
Applications for the Trailblazer Scholarship can be found here. Applications will open on November 1, 2023 and the last day to submit a scholarship application will be January 31, 2024.
Eligibility requirements for the Trailblazer Scholarship Program include:
Be registered for NOAC within NOAERS as a youth delegate with a contingent or as a youth staff member by January 31, 2024
Submit a Trailblazer Scholarship application, which will be routed to your council’s OA Event Approver for approval (if a lodge contingent delegate) by January 31, 2024. No supplemental approval is required for staff members.
Be under the age of 21 through the last day of the conference, August 3, 2024.
The Scholarship Committee will determine scholarship amounts for each applicant. Lodges, sections, or regions do not have a role in reviewing and approving Trailblazer Scholarship applications but may be contacted by the committee to validate requests.
Applicants and their respective contingent leaders will be notified of their scholarship status and a potential award by Friday, March 15, 2024. Trailblazer Scholarship awards will be applied directly to the individual registration account within the NOAERS. Funds will not be mailed.
Question in the Trailblazer Scholarship application will include financial information such as the size of household, parent or guardian name(s), total annual household income before taxes, and the requested scholarship amount. There will be additional free form response questions, such as why are you interested in attending NOAC, what are you doing to raise funds to attend NOAC, and if you do not receive the scholarship amount you requested, how might that impact your ability to attend NOAC?