Scholarships 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 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out of date.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. The scholarships run from $2,000 to
Applications open each year on August 1. Deadline is October 31 of each year. The application
and information is available online at
The NESA site at http://www.nesa.org/scholarships.html lists many scholarships available to
Eagle Scouts at specific institutions or through specific religious and civic
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution also offers the
Arthur M. & Brenda King Eagle Scout Scholarships of
and $4,000 scholarships annually. Additional information and the
application form is available at
https://www.sar.org/education/youth-contests-awards/arthur-m-berdena-king-eagle-scout-award, 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 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
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 64111, 816-756-3390,
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
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:
Adelphia University, Garden City, NY.
$2,000 per year award for Eagle Scouts.
Albright College in Reading,
Pennsylvania, offers a number of $500 scholarships (renewable up to four years)
for Boy Scouts.
Blackburn 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.
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
Florida 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
Scout or achieved the Girl
Scout Gold Award on their application, and submit a copy of their
certificate verifying their achievement.
Grand 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.
Hampden-Sydney, VA. A $20,000 scholarship ($5,000 per year) is available to any
accepted Eagle Scout.
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. See
North Carolina Wesleyan College,
$1,000 award for Eagle Scouts. See
Paul 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
Penn 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
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 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.
University of Louisville, Louisville,
Kentucky. Speed School of Engineering has scholarships for Kentucky students who
are Eagle Scouts.
Mississippi State University, Jackson,
MS. $6,000 ($1,500 per year) for entering freshmen who have attained the
rank of Eagle Scout.
University of Southern Mississippi,
MS. for entering freshmen who have attained the
rank of Eagle Scout. $1,000 annually for four years. See
University of Mississippi (Ole Miss,
MS. $6,000 ($1,500 per year) for entering freshmen who have attained the
rank of Eagle Scout.
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Wabash 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
Millsaps College, Jackson, MS. $60,000 over 4 years, $15,000 per year. For more information go to
Waynesburg University, $2,000 over 4
years to Eagle Scouts, Gold Award recipients, and Venturing Silver scouts.
West 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".
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
Whittier College, CA. Robert L.
Gifford Eagle Scout Endowment. See
University of Dayton, Ohio State
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
http://epsilontaupi.org/soaring-eagle-scholarship/ for more information.
Other 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
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.
http://www.eocs.org/, information for Eastern
Orthodox Scouts, including Eagle Scout scholarships.
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