Eagle Scout Scholarships

Glenn and Melinda Adams Service Project of the Year Award

Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Nomination Form (PDF)

*Eagle Scouts Must complete this form & turn it in with their Eagle Service Project Notebook to be considered for this award. If their Service Project is selected by their local council as “Council Eagle Project of the year” The Council NESA Committee will sign the Application & send the winning Eagle Project to National for consideration for “National” Eagle Project of the year.”

DBC Eagle Scout Scholarship

Below is the link to the DBC Eagle Scout Scholarship.

(If selected, the Scholarship Check-$300, will be mailed directly to your college of choice soon after the NESA Banquet).

NESA Scholarship Application 2022

This application will be reviewed by the DBC NESA committee and is for all Eagle Scouts attending College in the fall. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING THIS FORM IS TUESDAY, MARCH 1ST.

 

National Eagle Scout Scholarships

https://nesa.org/for-eagle-scouts/scholarships/.

The National Eagle Scout Association is proud to offer scholarships that can help you continue your educational adventure. Applicants must be an active member of NESA to receive a scholarship.

Timeline & Eligibility

Application Timeline

  • Eagle Board of Review Date: Must be on or before January 24, 2022.
  • Application Portal Open: December 1, 2021, through January 31, 2022.
  • Application Must be Completed and Submitted by 11:59 p.m. CST on January 31, 2022.
  • Announcement of Scholarship Awards: June 10, 2022.

—————- NOTE ABOUT SAT/ACT SCORES —————-

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has made it difficult for some to take the SAT and/or ACT, minimum score requirements have been waived for the 2022 NESA scholarship application period. You may, however, enter a score as an optional entry on the application.

Eligibility

Eagle Scouts may apply for NESA scholarships beginning in their senior year of high school through their junior year in college.

  • Recipients may receive a NESA scholarship one time only.
  • NESA scholarships are available to Eagle Scouts attending four-year colleges or universities, vocational trade schools, and other approved programs.
  • NESA scholarships are not available to students attending any of the U.S. military academies.
  • NESA scholarships are not available to graduate students pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree

             2022-2023 Available Scholarships

For the 2022-2023 academic year, NESA will distribute 65 Eagle Scout scholarships

  • One national four-year $48,000 Lawrence S. and Mabel Cooke Scholarship
  • One four-year $16,000 Lawrence S. and Mabel Cooke Scholarship per national service territory (“NST”)
  • One $7,500 scholarship per NST
  • Two $3,500 scholarships per NST

SOME DETAILS ON THE VARIOUS SCHOLARSHIPS WE PROVIDE:

Lawrence S. and Mabel Cooke Scholarship

  • The scholarships were established by Lawrence S. Cooke in memory of his late wife, Mabel Cooke.
  • Eagle Scout recipients must have shown academic performance, financial need, and active participation in school and Scouting activities.
  • One national recipient will be selected for a $48,000 Lawrence S. and Mabel Cooke Scholarship (up to $12,000 per year for four years).
  • Each of the 16 NSTs will award one $16,000 scholarship (up to $4,000 a year for four years).

National Eagle Scout Association Scholarship

  • Funding for these scholarships is provided by endowments from the National Eagle Scout Association, as well as the Hansen & Mary Hall Scholarship Fund, the Lester S. McElwain Eagle Scholarship Endowment, and the Robert and Rebecca Palmer Eagle Scout Scholarship Endowment.
  • Scholarships are awarded to Eagle Scouts who have shown active participation in school, scouting activities, and community service, and who demonstrate they understand the fundamentals of service to community, service to Scouting and their character. They should also demonstrate that, if they have a financial need, what distinguishes their financial need from others.
  • Each of the 16 NSTs will award one $7,500 scholarship: and
  • Each of the 16 NSTs will award two $3,500 scholarships.

To apply for a NESA scholarship

  • You must be a NESA member to apply, but you will NOT need any BSA membership numbers or IDs to update the application. Please do not contact NESA to confirm membership.
  • To start the application process, click on the “CLICK HERE TO APPLY” button below to get to the NESA scholarship portal. This is the only way applications will be accepted.
  • If it is your first time visiting the portal, click “New applicant” to begin the scholarship application process. (Other BSA IDs and passwords will not work; all new applicants must click “New applicant” to begin the process.)
  • Once your Portal account is created, you can begin filling out the application. You do not need to complete the application all at once; you can come back and make updates.
  • You will receive a link to access your application. Save this link to make any updates.
  • TROUBLESHOOTING: If you log into the portal and do not see your scholarship application, most likely you did not use the link to access it. Please do not create a new application; log back in using the link provided.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

[ Go To https://nesa.org/for-eagle-scouts/scholarships/]

 

Award Conditions: Awardee must be an active member of the National Eagle Scout Association for each award period.

  • Awardee will register, maintain, and provide NESA with proof of full-time status at his or her selected college/university during the life of the scholarship. Work co-op programs are not an acceptable means of meeting full-time-student status.
  • All funds will be paid directly to the awardee’s selected college/university for tuition, room, board, and books during the life of the scholarship, which is four consecutive years.
  • Awardees must attend a four-year college/university that is accredited by recognized accreditation agencies and that offers at least a bachelor’s degree upon completion of the course of study offered.
  • NESA will submit payment to the selected college/university upon receipt of an itemized bill and college transcript verifying the awardee’s full-time status. The scholarship is paid either in semester installments for the larger Cooke Scholarship awards, or as one-time payments at the discretion of NESA.
  • Awardee must maintain a GPA that places you in the upper third of your class.
  • Awardee must use scholarship in the academic year awarded. Scholarships may not be deferred.                                                                                          
  • Awardee will submit a short video report (2 to 4 minutes) to NESA at the beginning of the school year that shares the importance of the scholarship to your academic success.

Other Scholarships for Eagle Scouts

NESA has compiled a list of other scholarships that are available to Eagle Scouts from other institutions.

Feel free to contact NESA if you know of an additional scholarship available to Eagle Scouts that is not listed on the website.

Additional scholarship money for Eagle Scouts?

These institutions want to help you keep your higher education costs LOW!!!?

If you are an Eagle Scout and you are looking for additional money for higher education, you have come to the right place.

Many institutions offer financial assistance to Eagle Scouts that goes beyond the dollars NESA provides in its scholarship fund.    

NESA has compiled the lists of participating institutions for Eagle Scouts to easily search and determine if they are eligible for these additional opportunities:

Religious-based scholarships:

Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Distinguished Scout Scholarship 

Awarding agency:

National Catholic Committee on Scouting

Description and requirements:

Each year, the National Catholic Committee on Scouting awards scholarships to seven outstanding Catholic young men or women who are high school seniors and currently registered and an active member of a Scouts BSA Troop, Venture Crew, or Sea Scout Ship. The applicant must have earned the Eagle Scout Award, Summit Award, or Quartermaster Award; have earned the Ad Altare Dei or Pope Pius XII religious’ emblem; and provided service and leadership to their Church, Community, School, and Scouting.

Award amount:

Seven separate scholarships are awarded:
1st Place – $5,000
2nd Place – $4,000
3rd Place – $3,000
Plus four additional $2,000 scholarships

Deadline:

March 1

Website:

http://www.nccs-bsa.org

Application and details:

http://www.nccs-bsa.org/index.php/college-scholarship

Contact information:

National Catholic Committee on Scouting
NCCS Program Administrator for Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Scholarship
P.O. Box 934
Rociada, NM 87742
972-580-2114
nccs@scouting.org

 

Chester M. Vernon Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship   

Awarding agency:

National Jewish Committee on Scouting

Description and requirements:

Applicant must be currently registered and active in Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, or Venturing. He must have earned the Eagle Scout Award; have earned the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim religious emblem; be active in a synagogue; and have demonstrated practical citizenship in the synagogue, school, Scouting unit, and community. He must demonstrate financial need.

Award amount:

One $4,000 scholarship disbursed at rate of $1,000 per year for four years.

Deadline:

January 31

Website:

http://www.jewishscouting.org/eagle-scout-scholarship-programs/

Contact information:

National Jewish Committee on Scouting, S342
Boy Scouts of America
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
972-580-2000


Rick Arkans Eagle Scout Scholarship         

Awarding agency:

National Jewish Committee on Scouting

Description requirements:

Applicant must be currently registered and active in Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, or Venturing. He must have earned the Eagle Scout Award; have earned the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim religious emblem; be active in a synagogue; and have demonstrated practical citizenship in the synagogue, school, Scouting unit, and community. He must demonstrate financial need.

Award amount:

One $1,000 scholarship

Website:

http://www.jewishscouting.org/eagle-scout-scholarship-programs/

Deadline:

January 31

Contact information:

National Jewish Committee on Scouting, S342
Boy Scouts of America
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
972-580-2000

 

 

Frank L. Weil Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship                                                                                                                                   

Awarding agency:

National Jewish Committee on Scouting

Description and requirements:

Applicant must be currently registered and active in Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, or Venturing. He must have earned the Eagle Scout Award; have earned the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim religious emblem; be active in a synagogue; and have demonstrated practical citizenship in the synagogue, school, Scouting unit, and community.

Award amount:

One recipient of this scholarship will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Two runners-up will receive one-time $500 scholarships.

Deadline:

January 31

Website:

http://www.jewishscouting.org/eagle-scout-scholarship-programs/

Contact information:

National Jewish Committee on Scouting, S342
Boy Scouts of America
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
972-580-2000         

Awarding agency:

Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting (EOCS)

Description and requirements:

Applicants must be registered and currently active in an approved scouting organization (BSA) and must have earned the highest award of that organization (Eagle Scout) and the EOCS Alpha Omega Religious Award. We select applicants who best demonstrate love of God and the Orthodox Christian Faith through service, scholarship, leadership, and practical citizenship in their church, school, scouting unit, and community.

They must be in their final year of high school and be active communicants of an Eastern Orthodox church, recognized by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA. These include Albanian Orthodox, Antiochian Orthodox, Bulgarian Orthodox, Carpatho-Russian Orthodox, Georgian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Orthodox Church in America (OCA), Romanian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox (Moscow Patriarchate), Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), Serbian Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox.

Award amount:

$1,000 scholarship (one-time; up to two are awarded annually)

Deadline:

May 1

Website:

www.eocs.org/scholarship

Contact information:

Dr. M. E. Kotsonis
mekotsonis@gmail.com
908.672.0001

Eastern Orthodox Scouting Scholarships

 

Awarding agency:

Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting (EOCS)

Description and requirements:

Applicants must be registered and currently active in an approved scouting organization (BSA) and must have earned the highest award of that organization (Eagle Scout) and the EOCS Alpha Omega Religious Award. We select applicants who best demonstrate love of God and the Orthodox Christian Faith through service, scholarship, leadership, and practical citizenship in their church, school, scouting unit, and community.

They must be in their final year of high school and be active communicants of an Eastern Orthodox church, recognized by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA. These include Albanian Orthodox, Antiochian Orthodox, Bulgarian Orthodox, Carpatho-Russian Orthodox, Georgian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Orthodox Church in America (OCA), Romanian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox (Moscow Patriarchate), Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), Serbian Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox.

Award amount:

$1,000 scholarship (one-time; up to two are awarded annually)

Deadline:

May 1

Website:

www.eocs.org/scholarship

Contact information:

Dr. M. E. Kotsonis
mekotsonis@gmail.com
908.672.0001

Other Scholarships:

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Contest

http://www.sar.org        https://www.sar.org/arthur-m-berdena-king-eagle-scout-contest/   

North Carolina SAR

James Johnson

microprof0@gmail.com.

  • Sons of the American Revolution the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship Contest is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application. (The application year is the calendar year, January 1 to December 31.)

 

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all Eagle Scouts interested in the American Revolution to participate in the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Contest. The contest is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and, except as provided in the paragraph below, have not reached their nineteenth birthday during the year of application. The year that the Eagle rank was awarded is not restricted.

?Temporary Transition Rules Extension – Any youth who registered as a member of Scouts BSA between February 1, 2019, and December 1, 2019, and was granted an extension by the National Council BSA to complete the Eagle Scout rank requirements after they have turned 18 years of age, will have 365 days from the date their Eagle Scout application was validated by the National Advancement Program Team to enter the contest. A copy of the approved extension must be attached to the contest application. College plans do not have to be completed to receive the awards.

?Three awards are given: National First Place Winner receives $10,000; Runner-up receives $6,000; and 2nd Runner-up receives $4,000. The First Place Winner will be asked to appear at the SAR Annual Congress, held in June or July, to be recognized and receive the award. The awards may be taken as either a cash award, or as a scholarship to an educational institution. An Eagle Scout may apply for the contest in more than one year if they meet the age requirements, but no more than $10,000 total will be awarded to any one Eagle Scout. Prizes and recognition may also be awarded at the SAR Chapter and State Society level. Each Eagle Scout must complete an application form, a four-generation ancestor chart, and a 500-word patriotic themed essay.

?The competition is conducted in three phases: the local Chapter level, State Society level, and National level. The competition is usually entered at the Chapter level, though in some cases, the competition may be entered at the State Society level. Applicants may not enter at the National level. Contest entrants need complete only one application for the SAR Chapter level competition. The application of the Chapter level winner is forwarded to be used in State Society and National level competitions by the SAR as appropriate. A complete set of rules, along with the application for both the applicant and the sponsoring SAR members, can be found on the Eagle Scout Application Form available for download on the link below. Please be aware that the local application deadline dates may vary, so interested applicants should reach out to the local SAR State Eagle Scout contact listed below for further details.


Contest Resources

[Go To: https://www.sar.org/arthur-m-berdena-king-eagle-scout-contest/.]

Eagle Scout Contest Application

Click Here

Eagle Scout Contest Example Essay

Click Here

Four Generation Ancestor Chart

Click Here

Applicant must be a member of the Boy Scouts, and under the age of 19 in the year of application. Application, patriotic theme, and four generation ancestor charts are required to be submitted. All inquiries and applications must be submitted to local SAR chapters or to your state Chairman.

 

Contact Information                             Local Sons of the American Revolution Chapter
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
Louisville, KY 40203 United States

Phone: (502) 589-1776
http://www.sar.org