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Eagle Scout Scholarships

Every year, the National Eagle Scout Association bestows scholarships upon Eagle Scouts pursuing higher education. These scholarships are made possible by generous donors and NESA members that help the alumni organization to continue developing young adults beyond their traditional Scouting experience.To find out more on how to join NESA, click here: https://nesa.org/why-join/

Some scholarships are part of the GlennA. and Melinda W. Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year awards. You can read about recent regional and national winners here: https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/category/eagle-projects-of-year/

Other scholarships Eagle Scouts who meet certain eligibility requirements can apply for include:

Lawrence S. and Mabel Cooke Scholarship One scholarship of up to $48,000 (up to $12,000 per year for four years) and four $25,000 scholarships (up to $6,250 a year for four years) awarded annually to an Eagle Scout who has shown academic performance, financial need and active participation in school and Scouting activities. Established by Lawrence S. Cooke in memory of his late wife, Mabel Cooke.National Eagle Scout

Association Scholarship $5,000 scholarships awarded on a regional basis to Eagle Scouts who have shown active participation in school, Scouting activities and community service.

Hall/McElwain Scholarship $5,000 scholarships awarded on a regional basis to Eagle Scouts who have shown active participation in school, Scouting activities and community service.

Palmer Scholarship Three $2,500 scholarships awarded to Eagle Scouts who have shown active participation in school, Scouting activities and community service.

The application window for scholarships this year will open in December. At that time, check the scholarship page of the National Eagle Scout Association website to find applications. Another scholarship page to bookmark is this one, which includes scholarships for Scouts, Sea Scouts and Venturers from Scouting committees, universities and high-adventure bases: https://www.scouting.org/awards/scholarships/

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