Eagle Scout Scholarship

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Hey Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts, there are a number of scholarship opportunities available to you. Scholarships are offered from local, regional, and national associations. Here are a couple of options, but look out for additional opportunities where you can win more money tied to your commitment to scouting.

Scholarship: Eagle Scout Academic and Merit Scholarships

Awarding Organization: National Eagle Scout Association

Amount: $2,000 – $12,500 (some are renewable)

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Scholarships awarded regionally, 1-15 per region

Eligible Students: Must be a high school senior who is an Eagle Scout with strong academic performance and history of community service. Some scholarships also consider financial need. Students applying for the academic scholarship need a minimum 1290 SAT score or 28 ACT score. (Note that they do superscore.)

Eligible College(s): Scholarships are not available to students attending U.S. military academies.

How to Apply: Complete the required online application.

Deadline: October 31st

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

Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Beth Feinberg Keenan
Beth Feinberg Keenan is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Before joining College Coach, Beth worked as a Senior Financial Aid Officer at Northeastern University. Visit our website to learn more about Beth Feinberg Keenan.