With our National theme of “ "listen to the children…enrich their lives",

Chums’ Founders’ National Scholarship, established at the October 2001

Conclave at Hilton Head Island, SC. in honor of Chum Founders

Mary Ward Barnes, Joyce Tate Brown and Theodora Jackson Cora.

This scholarship benefits young adults attending college for the first

time who have a documented financial need.  

The CHUMS Founders’ National Scholarship is a one-time scholarship

award for a recipient who is nominated by a local chapter.   The recipient

of the award will be voted on and announced at the annual conclave

each October. 

Many of our local chapters have fundraisers for the scholarship program offered through Chums Inc.  Although family members/relatives of a Chum are not eligible for this scholarship, we encourage all Chums’ families to help identify eligible and worthy candidates for this wonderful opportunity.

•    A high school senior 
•    A non-family member of a Chum
•    Has completed volunteer services for the last 3 years
•    Has a five (5) year plan of future education/career goals
•    Has obtained awards, distinctions and academic honors in the past 3 years


Chapter Instructions for Submission

  • PDF Click  HERE  to view

Scholarship Candidate Guidelines and Application

  • PDF Click HERE to view

  • Word. doc Click HERE to view  

2018 Scholarship Recipients

  • 1st Place - Queeny Jose - Orlando Chapter
  • 2nd Place (tied) - Victoria Lamar - Atlanta Chapter
  • 2nd Place (tied) - Lauren Brooks - Raleigh Chapter

2018 Scholarship winnerS

Queeny jose

victoria lamar

lauren brooks