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Scholarships

Shawnee Zip Line Adventure teen summer camp, scholarshipTo apply for a Summer 2018 Camp Ondessonk Scholarship, please review the following information.  Questions may be directed to the Camp Registrar at 877-659-2267, ext. 131.

To make a donation to one of our Scholarship Funds, click here.

 

In an effort to make Camp Ondessonk more accessible to children of all economic means, four scholarship opportunities are available.  General and St. Kateri scholarship recipients receive partial tuition coverage.  Neighborhood and Monsignor Fournie Scholarship recipients receive full tuition coverage.  Please scroll down for eligibility information.  Registration details and detailed procedures are found on the application form linked to each scholarship.

General Scholarship Fund- General Scholarships have been established to make Camp Ondessonk more accessible to families of limited financial means. We are faithful to the premise that families applying for scholarship funding are in need of tuition assistance. Please help us honor the wishes of our donors with honorable participation. Download the General Scholarship Request Form 2018 or make a gift to the General Scholarship Fund.

St. Kateri Scholarship Fund- St. Kateri Scholarships have been established to make Camp Ondessonk accessible to families of limited financial means.  We are faithful to the premise that families applying for scholarship funding are in need of tuition assistance.  Please help us honor the wishes of our donors with honorable participation.  Applicants must provide a copy of their most recent Federal 1040 form.  Download the St. Kateri Scholarship Request Form 2018 or make a gift to the St. Kateri Scholarship Fund.

The Neighborhood Scholarship Fund – Neighborhood Scholarships were established to cover full tuition to local children in our community that might not otherwise have a chance to attend.  Children residing in Alexander, Pulaski, Massac, Union, Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Saline and Gallatin Counties in Illinois are eligible to apply.  This fund was made possible by support from a family with strong ties to Southernmost Illinois.  We are faithful to the premise that families applying for scholarship funding are in need of tuition assistance.  Please help us honor the wishes of our donors with honorable participation.  Download the Camp O Neighborhood Scholarship Request Form or make a gift to the Neighborhood Scholarship Fund.

The Monsignor Fournie Scholarship Fund- The Monsignor Fournie Scholarship fund was created by Thomas R. Cromwell and Fournie’s great-niece, Jeanne M. Newton.  Their leadership inspired additional Ondessonk supporters to contribute to the fund.  This scholarship has been established to make Camp Ondessonk accessible to children of racial minority status and limited financial means that live within the geographic boundaries of the Diocese of Belleville, IL.  We are faithful to the premise that families applying for scholarship funding are in need of tuition assistance.  Please help us honor the wishes of our donors with honorable participation.  Though not required, a partnering agencies are often involved in referring Fournie Scholarship recipients to Camp Ondessonk.  Referring agencies include, among others, Catholic Urban Programs (CUP), Diocese of Belleville Office of Hispanic Ministry, Caritas Family Solutions, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois.  Download the Monsignor Fournie Scholarship Request Form 2018 or make a gift to the Monsignor Fournie Scholarship Fund.

There are three ways to make a contribution:

1. Download a Camp Ondessonk Donation Form and then mail it to:

Camp Ondessonk
3760 Ondessonk Road
Ozark, IL 62972

2. Online donation Click Here

3. By Phone:

Credit card gifts may be made via a phone call to Camp Ondessonk at 618-696-2489 When making a gift by phone, please be prepared with:

  • The name on the credit card and whether it is a personal or corporate card
  • The card’s account number
  • The billing address for the credit card
  • The card’s expiration date
  • The amount of the gift
  • The gift’s designation (where you want the gift to be used)
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