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Lawrence Strader Boy Scouts of America Scholarship

Offered by East Tennessee Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 12, 2024
Multiple awards worth

$7,000

Grade level

High School Senior

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

February 2025

Scholarship Overview

Are you a high school senior who has been a member of the Boy Scouts of America in Tennessee for at least three years? If so, consider applying for the Lawrence Strader Boy Scouts of America Scholarship! The scholarship is open to low-income BSA (Boy Scouts of America) members from select Tennessee counties who will be enrolling full-time in a four-year university.

The scholarship is offered by the East Tennessee Foundation, a public charity and community foundation. The foundation was created by and for the people of East Tennessee to better the lives of the community. By collecting and managing contributions from donors, they deliver grants and scholarships to deserving Tennessee students. With this scholarship, they hope to support low-income members of the Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council. Recipients of the scholarship are awarded $7,000 per year for up to four years of their degree program. If you are an incoming college student from Tennessee and a member of the BSA, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Citizenship

US Citizens, Permanent Residents

Minimum GPA

2.5

Other Category

Low Income, Men

State

Tennessee

County

Anderson County, Blount County, Campbell County, Claiborne County, Cocke County, Cumberland County, Fentress County, Grainger County, Hamblen County, Jefferson County, Knox County, Loudon County, McMinn County, Meigs County, Monroe County, Morgan County, Pickett County, Roane County, Scott County, Sevier County, Union County

Miscellaneous

Applicants must have been registered members of the Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council for at least three (3) years.

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application and the below application materials.

Essay

Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact East Tennessee Foundation at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Lawrence Strader Boy Scouts of America Scholarship is renewable.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens. # No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. # No, this scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and DACA recipients. # Yes, this scholarship is open to all students! # No, this scholarship is only open to Permanent Residents. # No, this scholarship is only open to DACA recipients. # This scholarship is open to Canadian Citizens. # This scholarship is open to citizens of countries other than the United States. We encourage you to confirm specific citizenship eligibility requirements on the sponsoring organization’s website. # This scholarship is open to Canadian Citizens and citizens of some other countries. We encourage you to confirm specific citizenship eligibility requirements on the sponsoring organization’s website.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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