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National Eagle Scout Association Scholarship

Offered by National Eagle Scout Association

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Dec 1, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to

$8,500

Grade level

HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

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.

January 2025

Scholarship Overview

Are you an active Eagle Scout member? If so, consider applying for the National Eagle Scout Association Scholarship! The National Eagle Scout Association Scholarship is open to all active Eagle Scout members in their last year of high school through their junior year in an undergraduate program or by the halfway point of their associate degree program or skilled trade program. The scholarship is funded by the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA), an organization of individuals who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. NESA’s stated objective is “to serve Eagle Scouts and, through them, the entire movement of Scouting.”. Each year, the scholarship awards $5,000 to two (2) Eagle Scouts and $3,500 to one (1) Eagle Scout to help them pay for the costs of their education. If you’re passionate about scouting and are looking for some help to pay off your school costs, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be an active member of the Eagle Scouts in your last year of high school through your third year of college. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Other Category

Men

Application information

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

Essay

Proof of enrollment

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The National Eagle Scout Association Scholarship winner will be announced: June 10, 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact National Eagle Scout Association at https://nesa.org/about/contact-nesa/.

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the National Eagle Scout Association Scholarship is not renewable.

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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