Available to Eagle
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
the granting organization. Some require proof of need, others
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,
they have any special scholarships for Eagle Scouts. There is
a wealth of
information available on the web about scholarships for Eagle
your favorite search engine with "Eagle Scout" Scholarship.
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constantly changing so some information may get out of date.
me know if you find corrections to this information.
National Eagle Scout
Association (NESA) scholarships. NESA offers several
scholarships to Eagle Scouts. The scholarships run from
$2,000 to $50,000. Applications open each year on December
1. Deadline is January 31 of each year. The
application and information is available online at
The NESA site at
lists some scholarships available to Eagle Scouts at specific
institutions or through specific religious and civic organizations.
The National Society of the
Sons of the American Revolution also offers the Arthur M. &
Brenda King Eagle Scout Scholarships of $10,000, $6,000 and $4,000
scholarships annually. Additional information and the
application form is available at
or by writing to NSSAR, 1000 South Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky
40203. Pennsylvania State Society information is available at
The local (Philadelphia Continental) chapter information is available
The review process for this scholarship goes from local chapter to
state society to national organization, so start at the local chapter
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
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 Scouts and Girl
Scouts. Applicant must have received the Eagle Scout Award, the
Venturing Summit Award, the Sea Scout Quartermaster Award, or Girl
Scout Gold Award and must have demonstrated exemplary 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
The Admiral Carey Foundation
has a special program focused on Eagle Scouts and their participation
in the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program, in which recipients
receive 10 weeks of training in Washington, D.C., to prepare them for
careers working in national and international public policy and
public-related service. For more information go to
The Mervyn Sluizer, Jr Eagle
Scout Scholarship is a $1,000 (per year) scholarship offered to an
Eagle Scout in the Philadelphia 8 county area. See details 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
me know if you find corrections to this information.
For more information, contact the financial aid offices of the
following universities or schools:
University, Garden City, NY. $2,000 per year award for Eagle
College in Reading, Pennsylvania, offers a number of $500 scholarships
(renewable up to four years) for Boy Scouts.
College, Carlinville, Il. Recipients of the Boy Scout Eagle Scout Award
and the Girl Scout Gold Award are eligible for an award of up to $5,000
(up to $2,500 per semester), upon admission to Blackburn College. The
applicant should indicate on his/her application that he/she is an
Eagle Scout/Gold Recipient and provide a copy of their certificate to
his/her admissions counselor for receipt of award. Applicants must
complete the financial aid process, including filing the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The award is renewable for
students that remain in good academic and work standing at Blackburn
College, but cannot be combined with other forms of institutional aid.
There is no limit on the number of Eagle Scout/Gold Award scholarships
that Blackburn College will consider each year.
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
Institute of Technology, any new first-year student who has either
earned the rank of Eagle Scout or achieved the Girl Scout Gold Award,
and is accepted and enrolled as a full-time undergraduate at Florida
Tech’s Melbourne Campus will be awarded a
$2,500 scholarship per year. Students must meet the
minimum Panther Fund Scholarship requirements, must indicate they
either earned the rank of Eagle
or achieved the Girl Scout Gold Award on their application,
and submit a copy of their certificate verifying their achievement.
Canyon University, 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.
College, Hampden-Sydney, VA. A $20,000 scholarship ($5,000 per year) is
available to any accepted Eagle Scout.
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.
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.
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. See
Carolina Wesleyan College, $1,000 award for Eagle Scouts. See
Smith's College, 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. See
State University. The Charles and Sharon Bell Scholarship for
Citizenship and Leadership is for full time students at the University
Park campus. Information is available at
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
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.
University, Stanford, CA. Dofflemyer Honors Scholarships are
awarded to 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
University has a United Radio Service Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship
Fund on Engineering, which is awarded to Girl Scouts Gold Award
recipients or Eagle Scouts.
A & M University - ROTC cadets, $2,000 ($500 per semester for
of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana.
University of Evansville offers scholarships to Eagle Scouts who meet
of Illinois Chicago, College of Pharmacy.
https://pharmacy.uic.edu/alumni-and-giving/scholarships/. A Pharmacist and Eagle Scout Norman Garges
has started a scholarship for Eagle Scouts attending his alma mater. The scholarship is worth
$1,000 per year.
of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. Speed School of Engineering has
scholarships for Kentucky students who are Eagle Scouts.
State University, Jackson, MS. $6,000 ($1,500 per year) for
entering freshmen who have attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
of Southern Mississippi, Hattisburg, MS. for entering
freshmen who have attained the rank of Eagle Scout. $1,000 annually for
four years. See
of Mississippi (Ole Miss, University, MS. $6,000 ($1,500 per
year) for entering freshmen who have attained the rank of Eagle
for more information.
College, Alex S. Carroll and Robert J. Beck Honorary Scholarship is
awarded to an incoming freshman with characteristics associated with
Eagle Scouts. For more information go to
College, Jackson, MS. $60,000 over 4 years, $15,000 per year. For more
information go to
University, $2,000 over 4 years to Eagle Scouts, Gold Award recipients,
and Venturing Silver scouts.
Chester University, Miles and Charlotte Hannagan Memorial Scholarship
is open to undergraduate (sophomore, junior, or senior) nursing and
chemistry and biology majors who are either a Girl Scout Gold, Eagle
Scout, Venturing Silver or Summit award holder or Sea Scout
Quartermaster. GPA for core classes will be considered.
and search for "Hannagan".
College, 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. See
College, CA. Robert L. Gifford Eagle Scout Endowment. See
of Dayton, Ohio State University, Western Carolina University, West
Virginia University, Appalachian State University, Georgia Southern
University, Robert Morris University, Augustana College, and Missouri
Western State University have Epsilon Tau Pi chapters that offer the
Soaring Eagles Scholarship. These scholarships recognize one incoming
freshman each year at each school who is an Eagle Scout, has
demonstrated leadership ability in Scouting, and has a strong record of
community participation beyond Scouting. See
http://epsilontaupi.org/soaring-eagle-scholarship/ for more
Colleges and Universities offer Scholarships to Eagle Scouts. Be sure
to check with the admission of financial aid department of any school
you are considering.
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 six 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 $2,000
each. The application deadline is March 1. For more
information go to
information on scholarships for Eagle Scouts of the Jewish faith.
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 need.
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.
information for Eastern Orthodox Scouts, including Eagle Scout
While not technically an Eagle Scout
Scholarship, the Camp Fire Conservation Fund awards a $10,000
scholarship each year to one (of about a half dozen each year) of the
Hornaday Silver Medal recipients. For more information see