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2010 Eagle Scout Scholarship Applications Now Available

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2010 Eagle Scout Scholarship Applications Now Available

Posted on 26 October 2009 by Dan

2010 Eagle Scholoarship ApplicationApplications for Eagle Scout scholarships for 2010 are now available at www.nesa.org. Eagle Scouts who apply for a college scholarship must use the correct application, which is a mandatory requirement.

The 2010 applications can be found here:
http://www.nesa.org/applications.html

In 2009, just over 4,500 applications were received for the 109 scholarships awarded. Of those applicants, 937 used the wrong form and thus were immediately rejected. The rule is that they must use the correct application.

Please use the correct application if you are planning on pursuing a NESA Scholarship.

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Northern Star Council Hits Record Number of Eagle Scouts in 2008

Posted on 01 February 2009 by Dan

Northern Star Council is reporting a record number of Eagle Scouts in 2008.

In the past few years, many young men of Northern Star Council have been working toward Eagle rank. In 2006, as a newly-merged council, Northern Star celebrated 699 Eagle Scouts. In 2007, that number was down just a bit to 672. However, this past year brought a surge forward, as Northern Star Council celebrated a record number of Eagle Scouts in 2008: 743!

The youth hours that go into earning the Eagle rank are both visible and unquestionable, documented through project paperwork and leadership positions on the trail to Eagle. Less visible, perhaps, are the countless hours of adult leader time spent at both the unit and district levels encouraging, mentoring, and coaching these young people as they work to achieve the Eagle rank.

So many have a hand in this: Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Troop Committee Chairs, Troop Advancement Chairs, District Advancement Committee Members, District Advancement Chairs, Eagle Coaches, Eagle Project Advisors, Eagle Mentors.

Northern Star Council would like to acknowledge and thank each of these adult leaders for helping 743 young men to earn and celebrate the Eagle Scout rank in 2008.

The Northern Star Council works hard to honor its Eagle Scouts. It has developed an Eagle Scout Publicity Plan and provides sample news releases, they will display photos of new Eagle Scouts at their Service Center, and they provide over 30 $1,000 scholarships for graduating Northern Star Council Eagle Scouts.

How many Eagle Scouts did your Council award in 2008 and what to they do to honor their achievement?

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Other Eagle Scout Scholarships

Posted on 01 November 2008 by Dan

Besides the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Academic Scholarship, and the NESA Merit Scholarships, which we have covered over the past two days, there are other scholarships available to Eagle Scouts.

Before I get started, know that this list is no where near complete. I would encourage you to check with your local Council to see if they have any Eagle Scout Scholarships, or know of local community organizations that have Scholarship opportunities. You should also check with the school you are applying to, to see what Scholarships they have available.

Religious Scholarships:
Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Distinguished Scout Scholarship
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting® has established the Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Distinguished Scout Scholarship, which annually awards 5 $2000 scholarships to outstanding Catholic high school seniors who are Scouts in a BSA program and continuing their education in college. Applications are due to the NCCS office by March 1 of each year.

Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting Scholarships
The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting offers two scholarships. The recipient for first place will receive $1,000 and the runner up will receive $500 upon acceptance to a four year accredited college or university. The candidates are evaluated on their involvement in their church, school, community, scholastic achievements, and Scouting. Applications are due May 1st of each year.

National Jewish Committee on Scouting Eagle Scout Scholarship Programs
The National Jewish Committee on Scouting offers three scholarships: The Chester M. Vernon Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship ($1,000 per year for four years), Rick Arkans Eagle Scout Scholarship (one-time $1,000), and the Frank L. Weil Eagle Scout Scholarship (one, one-time $1000 scholarship, two second place $500 scholarships). Applications are due February 28th.

Civic Organization Scholarships:
American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year
The American Legion annually honors The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year at its National Convention. The winner of the competition receives an $10,000 scholarship and the three runners-up each are awarded $2,500 scholarships. Further information is available from Department Adjutants, or the Americanism and Children & Youth Division. At this time the 2009 application is not available.

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship
Open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application. (The application year is the calendar year, 01 Jan. to 31 Dec.) The year that Eagle was awarded is not restricted. College plans do not need to be completed in order to receive the cash scholarship. Three cash scholarship awards are given: As the National First Place winner – $8,000.00; Runner-up – $4,000.00; 2nd runner-up – $2,000.00. You may apply more than one year if you meet the age requirements but no more than $8,000.00 total may be granted to any one Eagle Scout.

VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship
The VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship program provides a $5,000 award to an outstanding scout who is the recipient of a Boy Scout Eagle Award, a Venture Scouting Silver Award or a Sea Scout Quartermaster Award. Second-place winner receives a $3,000 award. Entries must be submitted to a local VFW Post by March 1st, 2009.

Many schools offer institution specific scholarships, since these opportunities change annually, please contact the specific school to see if they offer an Eagle Scout Scholarship.

Besides, Eagle Scout specific scholarships, remember that being an Eagle Scout will give you an advantage and good topic for leadership and service essays in regular academic or merit based scholarships. The experiences you have gained as an Eagle Scout are usually far beyond what a traditional High School student has experienced.

Related Sites:
MyPursuit Free Scholarship Fund – http://www.mypursuit.com/scholarship.html

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2009 NESA Merit Scholarships

Posted on 31 October 2008 by Dan

Yesterday, we featured information on the National Eagle Scout Association Academic Scholarships, today the focus is on the NESA Merit Scholarships, tomorrow “Other” Eagle Scout Scholarships.

The NESA Merit Scholarship is called the Hall/McElwain Merit Scholarship. Each BSA region reviews applications and awards a varying number of these $1,000 scholarships.

NESA merit scholarship applicants must be Eagle Scouts graduating high school or undergraduate college students no farther than completion of the junior year. Recipients may receive the scholarship one time only.

The number of scholarships awarded varies annually depending on the funds available. You must apply through the region in which you earned your Eagle rank. This scholarship is for tuition, room, board, and books only. This scholarship is not available to students attending any of the U.S. military academies, because at these academies expenses covered by NESA scholarships are already paid by the United States government.

The scholarship is limited to use at a four-year college/university that is accredited by recognized accreditation agencies and offers at least a bachelor’s degree upon completion of the course of study offered.

NESA Merit Scholarship Requirements:
1. Be an Eagle Scout and have received credentials from the national office.

2. Submit applications that are postmarked after October 1, 2008, but no later than midnight on January 31, 2009. Use sufficient postage.

3. Be a graduating high school senior or an undergraduate college student no later than completion of the junior year. You may receive the scholarship one time only.

4. Have demonstrated leadership ability in Scouting and a strong record of participation in activities outside of Scouting.

5. Provide one signed recommendation letter from a volunteer or professional Scout leader (please list Scouting title on the letter) who knows the applicant personally. This letter should attest to the general character of the applicant. This is the only endorsement required. Endorsements from teachers, counselors, etc., will not be accepted.

Note: Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard that will be initialed, dated, and returned to let you know your application has been received. We will not search to ensure your application has been received.

According to the National Eagle Scout Association website, more than 5,000 NESA scholarship applications are received each year, and fewer than 100 are awarded, so the competition is fierce.

NESA Eagle Scout Merit Scholarship Application

Applications must be postmarked prior to midnight on January 31, 2009.

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2009 NESA Academic Scholarships

Posted on 30 October 2008 by Dan

It is time for Eagle Scouts to start working on their 2009 National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Scholarship applications. NESA offers two types of scholarships, Academic and Merit. Today’s article is all about the NESA Academic Scholarship, we will be focusing on the Merit Scholarships tomorrow, and “other” Eagle Scout Scholarships in two days.

NESA has two different academic scholarships, the first is the Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke Scholarships. This scholarship is awarded annually and includes four $20,000 scholarships (payable at $5,000 per year) and one $48,000 scholarship (up to $12,000 per year). NESA also has a varying number of $3,000 scholarships that are awarded each year.

NESA Academic Scholarship Requirements:
1. Be an Eagle Scout and have received credentials from the national office.

2. Submit applications that are postmarked after October 1, 2008, but no later than midnight on January 31, 2009. Use sufficient postage.

3. Be a graduating high school senior entering college in the year a scholarship is applied for. Scholarships are awarded only to those who graduate from high school in the calendar year
in which scholarships are presented. Exception: Scouts whose Eagle Scout boards of review are held the same year of their high school graduation may apply in that calendar year. They may receive a scholarship one time only.

4. Provide a transcript of high school grades covering a minimum of six semesters. (The transcript need not be “official” and may be a photocopy.)

5. Have an SAT composite score of at least 1200 and/or an ACT composite score of 28. These scores must be on an official test sheet or on the high school transcript in No. 4, and must be submitted with the application. Applications will not be considered if the minimum scores are not met.

6. Have demonstrated leadership ability in Scouting and a strong record of participation in activities outside of Scouting.

7. Complete the Financial Need section of this application. It must be signed by the applicant and countersigned by the parent. Do not send W–2 forms. If you are selected for a scholarship, you will be required to submit the student FAFSA form prior to the final awarding of the scholarship.

8. Provide one signed recommendation letter from a volunteer or professional Scout leader who knows the applicant personally, and list Scouting title on the letter. This is the only endorsement required. Endorsements from teachers, counselors, etc., will not be accepted.

Selection Process:
NESA Scholarship committees are formed each year in the four BSA regions (Northeast, Southern, Central, and Western) to recommend recipients of these scholarships, with the final determination made by the National NESA Scholarship Committee.

According to the National Eagle Scout Association website, more than 5,000 NESA scholarship applications are received each year, and fewer than 100 are awarded, so the competition is fierce.

NESA Eagle Scout Academic Scholarship Application

Applications must be postmarked prior to midnight on January 31, 2009.

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Eagle Scout Selected to Receive Scholarship

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Eagle Scout Selected to Receive Scholarship

Posted on 21 October 2008 by Dan

Bryan Burton has been selected as one of thirteen Eagle Scouts from across the Southern Region to receive a $1000 college scholarship provided by the Southern Region Trust Fund.

Over 1,000 Eagle Scout scholarship applications are submitted each year for consideration;
Burtons selection represents recognition of his superb record of accomplishment.

Burton is a member of Troop 316 chartered to Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church.

2009 NESA Applications will be available Nov. 1, 2008. Visit the National Eagle Scout Association’s Web site at www.nesa.org

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University of Evansville to Offer New Scholarship to Top Scouting

Posted on 13 October 2008 by Dan

Hat Tip: BoyandGirlScouts.com – University of Evansville Loves Scouts

Recipients of Scouting’s highest honors now can have something extra to show for their hard work and accomplishment: a more affordable college education.

The University of Evansville has teamed up with America’s Scouting organizations to create the UE Scouting Scholarship – a $55,000, four-year award for recipients of the Scouting’s highest honors. The award, which will first be administered to incoming freshmen in the 2009-10 academic year, is available to Boy Scouts who have earned the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award, Sea Scouts who have earned the Sea Scouting Quartermaster Award, or Venturers who have earned the Venturing Silver Award; and to Girl Scouts who have received the Girls Scouts of the USA Gold Award.

Candidates also must visit the UE campus before April 18, 2009.

“We’re extremely excited about this partnership with the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA,” said Keith Gehlhausen, Central Region Venturing Chair and Director of Human Resources at UE. “The young men and women who earn these organizations’ highest honors become the type of college students who succeed at the University of Evansville – they already have demonstrated the values, the work ethic, and the commitment to learning that embody the University of Evansville’s mission.”

These young men and women, who already have distinguished themselves through service to their communities, will have the opportunity at UE to continue the service they began as Scouts. The University of Evansville’s commitment to service encourages every student to make a difference in their community, beginning with a Freshman Service Project the first week of classes.

The $55,000 scholarship breaks down to $13,750 each year.

The University of Evansville is a private, United Methodist Church-related, comprehensive university that is a member of the Associated New American Colleges. Its core purpose is to provide life-transforming educational experiences that prepare students to engage the world as informed, ethical, and productive citizens.

Source: University of Evansville

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Scout Awarded NASE Future Entrepreneur Scholarship

Posted on 04 September 2008 by Dan

Wanting to say thank you to U.S. troops for their help at home and overseas, Boy Scout Senior Patrol Leader Patrick Kaltenbach has spent much of the last three years working with the Operation USO Care Package Program to send Boy Scout microwave popcorn to soldiers abroad. Patrick’s efforts have earned him top honors in the National Association for the Self-Employed’s annual scholarship program. As recipient of the NASE Future Entrepreneur Scholarship, Patrick receives up to $24,000 to defray costs of attending college.

The NASE Future Entrepreneur Scholarship is the largest scholarship of its kind in the U.S. and the only one that promotes the entrepreneurial philosophy. This unique opportunity is awarded each summer to a single ambitious and driven individual who demonstrates the characteristics of a future micro-business owner. The scholarship awards $12,000 the first year, and recipients may renew the scholarship for $4,000 for each of three years of continuing education.

Patrick founded Project TroopTreats in 2005 after experiencing firsthand the help of the U.S. military in evacuating and treating thousands of Scouts during the 2005 Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree. Knowing that almost 60 percent of U.S. soldiers were once Scouts, Patrick realized the best way to say ‘thanks’ while reminding soldiers of their time as Scouts was to send bags of Boy Scout microwave popcorn overseas. In 2005, Patrick and his troop raised over $4,000 in popcorn with donations of $1 per bag. In 2006, Project TroopTreats raised $16,000, and they are expected to raise even more after the National Boy Scouts of America office opened a variation of TroopTreats nationwide in 2007.

“Back home, I recalled the soldiers’ tales of relishing Boy Scout popcorn over a campfire, and an idea clicked,” Patrick said. “Why not help them relive those memories by sending popcorn overseas?”

Patrick is the son of NASE Member Patricia McCarthy. Patrick and his family are from Newtonville, Mass., a suburb to the west of Boston. Patrick will enter his freshman year at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, N.Y. this fall.

The scholarship award can be used to defray the cost of tuition, which has risen to an average of $6,185 per year for four-year public colleges, and $23,712 per year for private schools, according to the College Board.

“For 19 years, the NASE has viewed this scholarship program as a way to help our members send their children to college,” said Robert Hughes, NASE president. “The students can study any subject at any accredited college. It’s our way of investing in future micro-business owners.”

In addition to the NASE Future Entrepreneur Scholarship, the association also awarded $4,000 scholarships to 20 students, all also dependents of NASE Members. Learn more about those students here.

About the NASE
The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, bringing a broad range of benefits to help entrepreneurs succeed and to drive the continued growth of this vital segment of the American economy. The NASE is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit organization and provides big-business advantages to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses across the United States. For more information, visit the association’s Web site at www.nase.org.

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