Tuesday, August 12, 2008
EASTERN ORTHODOX COMMITTEE ON SCOUTING
A SCOBA Commission
August 12, 2008
EOCS NEWS RELEASE
The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting [EOCS], a SCOBA agency, announces the
selection of the winners of the sixteenth annual Scout Scholarships. The 2008 winners
are Anastasia C. Markiw, of Pittsburgh, PA and the runner-up Samuel C. Ely of
Merrillville, IN. who received $1,000 and $500 respectively.
The eligibility requirements for these awards are: be a registered active member of a Boy
or Girl Scout unit, have earned the Eagle Scout Award for boys or the Gold Award for
girls, be an active member of an Eastern Orthodox Church, have earned the Alpha Omega
Religious Scout Award, and a senior in high school.
They are evaluated on their participation in their church, school, community and Scouting
unit. The emphasis is on their scholastic achievement and not on financial need.
This was a banner year for applicants from throughout the United States. The committee
was impressed with the high caliber and number of applicants.
For further information and 2009 applications, write: EOCS Scholarship Chairman, 862
Guy Lombardo Avenue, Freeport, New York, 11520.
GEORGE N. BOULUKOS
862 GUY LOMBARDO AVENUE
FREEPORT, NEW YORK 11520