Ben Strauss Scholarship

This is a scholarship opportunity for high school seniors who are members of CSCGP.  

Submit a video answering the question:

“What have you gained from your experience at CSCGP?”

Scholarship Requirements

  • Must be a member of CSCGP and attend or have attended programs in the Child & Teen Program.
  • Must be in 12th grade
  • Must plan on attending college, certificate program, trade school, etc. within a year of high school graduation.
  • Must make a video answering the following question:
  • “What have you gained from your experience at CSCGP at Gilda’s Club or Ridgeland?”
  • Creativity is greatly encouraged.
  • Videos must be submitted in landscape format (not vertical), must be no longer than 90 seconds and sent in an unlisted YouTube link.
  • Videos can be in any type (traditional video, animation, flash)
  • By submitting your video, you are promising that you own all rights to all material in your video, including the music, images, script, and rights to include all persons, places or organizations included or depicted.
  • Send a note of intent to submit an entry to the scholarship to
  • Must complete entry form and submit the parent/guardian signed form, photo and the essay or video by 2018 date to be determined to
  • The winner will be chosen by CSCGP staff & members based on creativity, adherence to the scholarship requirements and CSCGP participation.
  • Scholarship winner will be announced on to be (2018 date to be decided).  Scholarship will be awarded at our Gala Event at Ridgeland on May 3rd, 2018.  Must be available to attend Gala.
  • Winner’s school will be notified of the scholarship.

Links to the 2017 videos

Gennaro Pannone “From Darkness to Light”

David Bleiman “Experiences & Benefits from CSCGP