As an Eagle Scout, there are many scholarship opportunities available to
you. Some only apply if you go to a certain school, or a school in a
certain state. Others require a parent or grandparent to be a member of
the granting organization. Some require proof of need, others do
not. Be sure that your high school college counselor knows that you are an
Eagle Scout and interested in special scholarships. When you apply or are
accepted by a school and you are talking to them about financial aid, ask if
they have any special scholarships for Eagle Scouts. There is a wealth of
information available on the web about scholarships for Eagle Scouts. Try
your favorite search engine with "Eagle Scout" Scholarship. The
listing below is just some of the many sites with information. Offerings,
information, and web sites are constantly changing so some information may get
out of date.
Let me know if you find corrections to this information.
National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) scholarships. NESA offers
several scholarships to Eagle Scouts. Lawrence S. Cooke, Eagle Scout class
of 1923, has founded the Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke Eagle Scout Scholarship
Endowment Fund in memory of his wife Mabel. One scholarship of up to $48,000 (up
to $12,000 per year) and four scholarships of $20,000 ($5,000 a year for four
years) are granted each year. The National Eagle Scout Association also
awards twelve $3,000 NESA scholarships each year. All
are awarded based on a single application form, number 58-702C.
Applications are posted each year on October 1. Deadline is December 31 of each year. The application is available online at
http://www.nesa.org/applications.html, or by writing to the
National Eagle Scout Service S220, National Office, Boy Scouts of America, 1325
West Walnut Hill Lane, Post Office Box 152079, Irving, Texas USA 75015-2079.
The National Eagle Scout Association also offers up to 80 Hall/McElwain Merit
Scholarships per year (depending on funding) of $1,000. The application
postmark deadline is January 31 each year. The application form, 58-714B,
is also available at
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution also offers the
Arthur M. & Brenda King Eagle Scout Scholarships of
and $2,000 scholarships annually. Additional information and the
application form is available at
http://www.sar.org/youth/eagle.html, or by writing to NSSAR, 1000 South Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203.
Pennsylvania State Society information is available at
The local (Philadelphia) chapter information is available at
The review process for this scholarship goes from local chapter to state society
to national organization, so start at the local chapter page..
The American Legion sponsors the Scout of the Year program. One $10,000 and
three $2,5000 scholarships are awarded annually. The nominee must be a
registered, active member of a Scout Troop or Varsity Team operated by an
American Legion Post or auxiliary unit or the son or grandson of a member.
Information and application forms are available at
http://www.legion.org/programs/resources/scholarships. Applications can be obtained from the American Legion, Attn:
Scout of the Year, Post Office Box 1055, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206. Submission
deadline is March 1 each year.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States offers a $5,000
scholarship, a $3,000 scholarship, and a $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship program is open to registered, active
members of Boy Scout troops, Venturing crews, and Sea Scout ships. Applicant
must have received the Eagle Scout Award, the Venturing Silver Award, or the Sea
Scout Quartermaster Award and must have demonstrated practical citizenship in
school, Scouting, and the community. Application must be submitted through a
single, local VFW post. Information is available from Veterans of Foreign
Wars, 406 W. 34th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64111, 816-756-3390,
firstname.lastname@example.org or at
The BSA's Order of the Arrow offers one or more E. Urner Goodman scholarships ranging up to
$2,000 and awarded to Arrowmen planning a career in the professional service of
the BSA. Applications can be obtained from the Order of the Arrow National
Office, at the BSA's National Office listed above. The deadline for submission
is January 15, with grants announced in June or July. The application is
available on line at
Several Colleges or Universities offer their own Eagle Scout Scholarship.
This information was gathered from a variety of sources and is not guaranteed.
These offerings are constantly changing so this information may be out of date.
Let me know if you find corrections to this information. For
more information, contact the financial aid offices of the following
universities or schools:
Columbia College, Columbia, MO.
Columbia College will offer a $500
scholarship to any Eagle Scout or Explorer post member who is admitted to the
college for an academic program. Columbia offers strong career programs in law
enforcement and criminal justice, and business administration courses in
shopping center management and travel management. They are very attractive
programs for Explorer posts. For information, write Columbia College, 1001 and
Rogers, Columbia, MO 65216.
College, Crete, Nebraska. The Zenon C. R. Hansen Leadership Scholarship for
$7,000 is presented annually by the Zenon C. R. Hansen Foundation to a full-time
student who is an Eagle Scout, active in the Boy Scouts of America, and who
plans to remain active in Scouting and leadership activities. Renewal of the
scholarship is contingent upon maintenance of a specified minimum grade point
average and active involvement in the Doane Talent and Leadership Curriculum.
Interested students must reapply each year. Application deadline is March 10,
but students should complete federal financial aid forms prior to March 1. The
college admissions application, scholarship application, and any additional
information concerning the scholarship can be obtained from the Doane College
Admissions Office, 1014 Boswell, Crete, NE 68333-2430, or call 800-333-6263.
College, Oakdale, Long Island, New York. The Nathaniel M. Giffen Memorial
Endowed Scholarship is a $2,000, four-year scholarship awarded annually to two
freshmen (men or women) who have demonstrated a strong background in Scouting,
who have shown fine academic achievement on the secondary school level, who
enroll full-time to pursue a baccalaureate degree at Dowling, and who
demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is named in honor of Scouter Nat
Giffen, a noted banker, community leader, and Dowling College trustee. For more
information, contact Dowling College, Director of Financial Aid, Oakdale, N.Y.
Drury College, Springfield, MO.
Drury College will offer a $1000 scholarship to up to 5 Eagle Scouts who is
admitted to the college as a degree-seeking student. See
www.drury.edu/eaglescout. For further information, contact the Office of
Admissions, Drury College, 900 North Benton Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802.
Grand Canyon College, Phoenix, AZ.
The Presidential Leadership Eagle Award is $300 awarded yearly to Boy Scouts who
have achieved the Eagle Scout rank. Proof of achievement is required. This
scholarship is renewable each year the student maintains at least a 3.0
grade-point average and is enrolled full-time (12 credit hours minimum). The
award is applied to tuition only. For details, write to Scholarship Coordinator,
Financial Aid Office, Grand Canyon University, 3300 West Camelback Road,
Phoenix, AZ, 85017.
Johnson and Wales University, Providence, RI.
A $1,200 award is given to selected freshmen who have achieved the rank of Eagle
Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. For further information, contact National
Student Organizations Office, Johnson & Wales University, 8 Abbot Park Place,
Providence, RI 02903.
Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO.
Eagle Scouts, Explorers, and Brotherhood members of the Order of the Arrow who
meet admissions requirements are eligible for awards of $18,000. These awards
are made in annual increments of a $5,000 scholarship and a $1,500
work-and-learn stipend over four years of study at Missouri Valley College.
Missouri Valley College is a coeducational, liberal-arts college that promotes
leadership in its students through the work-and-learn program and campus
involvement. The college offers bachelor degrees in twenty-seven areas,
including Human Service Agency Management. This program is designed for students
seeking careers in Scouting and other youth or volunteer agencies. Further
information on programs, admission procedures, and financial aid is available
from the Director of Admissions, Missouri Valley College, 500 East College
Street, Marshall, MO 65340, 816-886-6924.
New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM.
The Eagle Scout John S. Bell Scholarship is open to all cadets who are active in
Scouting and plan to remain so, and are Eagle Scouts. Renewal of the scholarship
is contingent on the recipient maintaining a satisfactory academic record and
continuing active participation in Scouting. New Mexico Military Institute
offers a unique two-year commissioning program with more than $4,000 in U.S.
Army ROTC monies over the two years at the institute. For information regarding
these opportunities, write to Director of Admissions, New Mexico Military
Institute, 101 W. College Boulevard, Roswell, NM 88201-5173.
Paul Smith's College of Arts and
Sciences, Paul Smiths, New York. Paul Smith's College will offer a $500
scholarship to a maximum of three selected first-year students per year. The
recipients must have received a national William T. Hornaday Award for
distinguished service in conservation, and be admitted to attend Paul Smith's
College. For further information contact Financial Aid Office, Paul Smith's
College, Routes 86 and 30, Paul Smiths, NY 12970.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology,
Terre Haute, Indiana. The Forrest G. Sherer Honorary Scout Scholarship is
awarded to a high school senior active in Scouting in the Wabash Valley Council.
The award of at least $1,000 is made prior to June 1. The applicant must be
approved for admission to the Rose-Hulman Institute prior to March 15.
Application and information can be secured from Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology, 5500 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47803.
Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA http://www.free-4u.com/st__vincent_college_eagle_scout_award.htm.
Saint Vincent College offers automatic scholarships for Scouts. Eagle Scouts are
eligible for an automatic scholarship from Saint Vincent College in a unique
recognition program. Any Eagle Scout who applies for admission to Saint Vincent
will be offered a $1,000 Leadership Scholarship to attend SVC. The award is $250
per year for four years of undergraduate study at the coeducational liberal-arts
and science college. As a liberal-arts college, Saint Vincent recognizes the
value and importance of leadership qualities in young adults. This special
scholarship is designed to recognize and reward a Scout for his demonstrated
leadership and achievement. Applicants who are involved in other extracurricular
activities that demonstrate leadership in school, community, or church groups
will be considered for larger scholarships of up to $2,500 per year.
Students who wish to apply for this scholarship opportunity should obtain an
application form from SVC and submit it with an accompanying list of activities
and three letters of recommendation from Scoutmaster, guidance counselor,
Clergyman, or other officials. Further information and application materials are
available from the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Saint Vincent
College, Latrobe, PA 15650.
Springfield College, Springfield,
Massachusetts. An annual award is given from the Mortimer L. Schiff Scholarship
Endowment Fund to an outstanding Scout, with the highest ideals of Scouting, who
wishes to train for professional leadership in boys' work only at Springfield
College. One scholarship of $600 is available on a year-to-year basis. It is
renewable. Students holding scholarships are given preference over new
applicants. There is no special application for this scholarship; however,
students are expected to complete the regular Springfield College financial aid
application process. Apply to Director of Financial Aid, Springfield College,
Springfield, MA 01109.
Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
Dofflemyer Honors Scholarships are awarded to Eagle Scouts who are seeking a
baccalaureate degree from Stanford University. The scholarships are based on
financial need alone. Students applying must complete the three forms required
of all Stanford undergraduates seeking financial aid: Free application for
Federal Student Aid, the Financial Aid Form, which is processed by the College
Scholarship Service, and Stanford's supplemental form. Proof of Eagle Scout rank
should be sent with Stanford's supplemental form to the Financial Aids Office,
214 Old Union, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. The deadline for filing
is March 31 each year for returning students.
Syracuse University has a United
Radio Service Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship Fund on Engineering, which is
awarded to Girl Scouts Gold Award recipients or Eagle Scouts.
Texas A & M University - ROTC cadets,
$2,000 ($500 per semester for four semesters).
University of Evansville, Evansville,
http://www.evansville.edu/scholarships/. The University of Evansville
offers scholarships to Eagle Scouts who meet certain requirements of a minimum
of $14,000 per year.
University of Louisville, Louisville,
Kentucky. Each year the University of Louisville provides around 10
scholarships to Eagle Scouts. These range anywhere between $2,500 up to
full in-state tuition. The requirements to apply are a 25 ACT and a 3.35
GPA. These scholarships are all competitive, so applying does not guarantee an
For more information, contact Jennifer Pence, Program Assistant Sr., Office of Admissions
University of Louisville, email@example.com,
502.852.4956 (Phone), 502.852.6526 (FAX). Application deadline is January 15 each year.
Westminster, MD. McDaniel College, a small private liberal arts college
located in central Maryland, is offering guaranteed tuition scholarships of
$2,000 each to Eagle Scouts who enroll. To qualify, students must apply for
admission, be accepted, and submit a copy of their Eagle Scout certificate and a
letter of recommendation from their Scoutmaster.
Whittier College, CA. Robert L.
Gifford Eagle Scout Endowment
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting offers the Emmett J. Doerr
Memorial Distinguished Scout Scholarship. Each year, the National Catholic
Committee on Scouting awards scholarships to three outstanding Catholic
high-school seniors who are currently registered and active in Boy Scouting,
Varsity Scouting, or Venturing. Applicant must have earned the Eagle Scout Award
or the Silver Award; have earned the Ad Altare Dei or Pope Pius XII religious
emblem; have held a Scouting leadership position; and have served in his home
parish. The awards are $1,000 to $2,500. The application deadline is
March 1. For more information go to
http://www.nccs-bsa.org/national/EJDoerrScholarship.php or contact Nancy
National Catholic Committee on Scouting, 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane, P.O. Box
152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079, 972-580-2114,
Chester M. Vernon Memorial Eagle Scout
Scholarship Program – The recipient of
the Chester M. Vernon Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship will receive a $1,000
scholarship per year for four years. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
Rick Arkans Eagle Scout Scholarship Program –
The recipient of this scholarship will
receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate financial
Frank L. Weil Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship Program –
The recipient of the Frank L. Weil Memorial Eagle
Scout Scholarship will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Two second-place
scholarship awards will be given in the amount of $500 each.