As Club teens expand their leadership skills through the Youth of the Year program and look to life beyond the Clubhouse, the Boys & Girls Clubs’ Alumni & Friends Scholarship Fund provides participants scholarships to help them further their education and pursue their passions in life.
Every year, approximately 94 participants from across the country and military bases worldwide are awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships as state, regional and National Youth of the Year finalists.
State Youth of the Year winners receive $2,500
Regional Youth of the Year winners receive $20,000
The National Youth of the Year receives $50,000
The Alumni & Friends Scholarship Fund is made possible by the generosity of past Club kids and supporters. Your gift provides inspiring Boys & Girls Club teens access to pursue their dreams to attend college and become young leaders who will shape our world.
“Because of this scholarship, I not only attended Vanderbilt University. I also graduated debt free. The entire trajectory of my education and career would have been altered without it. I am extremely thankful for the scholarship and the doors it opened for me. I’m proud to say I graduated from the “Ivy League of the South” in 2018 with a double major in Communication Studies and German and a minor in Corporate Strategy.”
“The scholarship provided me with incredible financial freedom I wouldn't have had without it. It covered all secondary and hidden costs such as a laptop, textbooks and summer opportunities that really allowed me to thrive and stand apart from my peers. I was able to focus on academics and take up extracurricular activities I wouldn't have been able to participate in otherwise. I’m proud to have graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 2017 with a double major in Political Economics and Media Studies.”