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    NCCS Scholarships

    Offered by National Catholic Committee on Scouting

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 2, 2024
    10 awards worth

    $2,000 - $5,000

    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.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a Catholic high school senior who is actively involved with a Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or Sea Scout Ship? Further, have you earned the Eagle Scout, Summit Award, or Quartermaster Award and the Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII, or Light is Life (Eastern Rite) Religious Emblem? If so, you may be eligible for some of the NCCS (National Catholic Committee on Scouting) Scholarships! There are seven types of scholarships available, offering between $2,000 and $5,000 each to winning applicants. To find out more about each scholarship’s specific requirements, we recommend checking out their individual profiles on the NCCS website. If you do fit the criteria for any of the scholarships, we encourage you to apply by filling out the NCCS Scholarship Application no later than March 1st. Upon doing so, you will be considered for all of their scholarship opportunities. Keep on reading to learn more!

    About National Catholic Committee on Scouting

    The National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) is an organization officially related to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). They serve as an advisory committee to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). NCCS provides guidance and structure for the integration of Catholic teaching into BSA programs at parishes and Catholic schools nationwide, recognizing that Catholic Scouting is a form of Youth Ministry. Guided by the USCCB’s Secretariat on the Laity and Family Life, they work closely with Catholic organizations, such as the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM), to provide faithful and useful Church-sanctioned programming and guidance to Catholic Scouting units.

    Eligibility information

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

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Religious Affiliation



    Applicants must (1) be a registered young man or woman actively involved with a Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or Sea Scout Ship, (2) have earned the Eagle Scout, Summit Award, or Quartermaster Award, and (3) earned the Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII, or Light is Life (Eastern Rite) Religious Emblem.

    Application information

    In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit a recent high resolution digital photo (headshot) of themselves in their BSA (Boy Scouts of America) uniform.

    Academic transcript

    Letter of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The NCCS Scholarships winner will be announced: June 1, 2024.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact National Catholic Committee on Scouting at [email protected].

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