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NCCS Scholarships

Offered by National Catholic Committee on Scouting

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 25, 2024
10 awards worth

$2,000 - $5,000

Grade level

High School Senior

Application deadline:

March 1, 2024

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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