Eagletip: Scholarship Opportunities for Eagles
Mike Walton (blackeagle@HCC-UKY.CAMPUS.MCI.NET)
Mon, 27 Nov 1995 14:52:21 -0500
-- [ From: Mike Walton * EMC.Ver #2.5.03 ] --
Here's the information in following up to Don Newcomb's request. I hope
that this helps others as well that are looking for ways to further motivate
some of your Life Scouts toward Eagle.
This was taken from the Eagle Scout Service' Eagleletter:
"Thanks to Mabel and Lawrence Cooke, qualified Eagle Scouts can have the
opportunity to soar through college.
Lawrence S. Cooke, Eagle Scout class of 1923, has founded the Mabel and
Lawrence S. Cooke Eagle Scout Scholarship Endowment Fund in the memory of
his wife Mabel. Maximum grants are for $40,000 and pay up to $10,000 per
year for 4 years.
The $40,000 is the largest educational grant awarded by the Boy Scouts of
America. Winners are selected by a committee that also determines the
number and size of scholarships granted each year.
The deadline for the scholarship is Feburary 28 of each program year, with
all applications postmarked by that date and received by the Eagle Scout
Service by March 5.
Each candidate must be a graduating high school senior in the year in which
the awards are being presented, must be currently registered in the Boy
Scouts of America, and must have been granted the Eagle Scout Award prior to
application. A minimum score of either 900 (combined verbal and math) on
the SAT or 20 on the ACT is also required.
To be eligible, candidates must demonstrate financial need and obtain an
endorsement from a volunteer or professional Scouter.
To obtain applications for the awards, candidates should contact their local
Council Service Center and request form 58-702 or contact the National Eagle
Scout Service S220, National Office, Boy Scouts of America, 1325 West Walnut
Hill Lane, Post Office Box 152079, Irving, Texas USA 75015-2079."
The Eagle Scout Service also accepts tax-deductible contributions to this
fund by parents or others to honor of achiever Eagles, youth or adult, or in
memory of a fallen Eagle (as was suggested we do collectively back last fall
, when a fellow Eagle Scout from Florida, Sean Harrington, died of cancer).
Contributions may be sent directly to the Eagle Scout Service office listed
above, and please mark the check or money order "In (tribute to) (memory of)
Eagle Scout (name)".
In addition, the following scholarships are also offered:
The Eagle Scout Scholarships are administered separately by the Eagle Scout
Service through a grant from the Elks National Foundation and are available
annually. The grants are $4000, $1000 awarded yearly for four years.
Scholarships of $3000 non-renewable are also available. The same submission
and deadline for application as the Cooke Scholarships apply here.
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution also offer $4K
and $1K scholarships annually.
They are restricted to the current class of Eagle Scouts whom have passed
their board of review between September 1 and August 31 of each year.
Applications may be requested from a local or state SAR chapter or from
NSSAR, 1000 South Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203.
The American Legion sponsors the Scout of the Year program. Up to $14,000
is available yearly to Eagle Scouts who have submitted nomination forms and
have competed through a selection process. The nominee must be a registered
, active member of a Scout Troop or Varsity Team operated by an American
Legion Post or auxiliary unit. Applications can be obtained from the
American Legion, Attn: Scout of the Year, Post Office Box 1055, Indianapolis
, Indiana 46206. Submission deadline is February 1 each year.
The Order of the Arrow offers one or more scholarships ranging up to $2K and
awarded to Arrowmen planning a career in the professional service of the BSA
. Applications can be obtained from the Order of the Arrow National Office,
at the BSA's National Office listed above. The deadline for submission is
Janurary 15, with grants announced in June or July.
The Carter Scholarships are for Eagle Scouts living in one of the New
England States (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts,
Connecticut) and are also $4K ($1000 for four years) for undergraduate
education. Applications are available from Administrative Secretary, Post
Office Box 527, West Cheatham, MA 02669.
Eleven Colleges offer their own Eagle Scout Scholarship. For more
information, contact the financial aid offices of the following universities
Albright College, PA
Birmingham-Southern College, AL
Columbia College, MO
Grand Canyon College, AZ
Johnson and Wales University, RI
New Mexico Military Institute, NM
Saint Vincent College, PA
Stanford University, CA
Westleyan University, CT
Western Maryland College, MD
Whittier College, CA
The BSA's Exploring Division offers (while the money's still there, folks!!)
several college scholarships that are available only to Explorers in certain
career fields or pursuing a particular vocation:
* The Law Enforcement Assistance Award is a $1K scholarship is presented by
the Secret Service to an Explorer that have performed an outstanding deed in
the area of law enforcement
* The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation offers four $1K scholarships to Law
Enforcement Explorers (one per Region) to support their education toward law
* The United States Customs Service offers unlisted amounts of money to Law
Enforcement Explorers whose acheivements reflect the high degree of
motivation, commitment, and community concern that epitomize the law
* The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Special Agents Association
presented unlisted amounts of money to Law Enforcement Explorers for
achievements related to the law enforcement profession.
* The Sheryl A. Horak Law Enforcement Explorer Memorial Scholarships are
$1000 grants presented to outstanding law enforcement Explorers seeking a
career in law enforcement. Contributions to this memorial fund may be sent
to the National Director, Exploring Division BSA, at the BSA's National
There are some other resources that I urge you to followup up:
* your employer. Most larger corporations (and some smaller companies as
well) offer either grants, loans, or a combination of both to outstanding
sons and daughters of their employees (or to their employees)
* community-based agencies like the United Way. In most larger communities,
the United Way/Appeal/Community Chest offices have a listing of
organizations that want to make a specific contribution to the community but
chooses not to donate directly to the UW's pool.
* churches and religious groups. Most of our larger religious organizations
have organizations or mechanisms in which small grants or large loans (or
work-study grants) are given to deserving Scouts.
* the federal government. Yes, our government still offers (it's getting
smaller each year, but they do provide) the Pell Grant and several loan
programs. Also consider voluntary service through AmeriCorps (as long as
they are still being funded), which allows you to work in a community in
exchange for a tution stipend or repayment on student loans or both.
There's also a program called JTPA (it used to be called CETA; that's the
agency through I worked for the BSA through) that have a small pool of
funding to support
for instance, local Councils hiring one or two volunteers to work in rural
or intercity areas of their council.
You get a small (it *is* small) paycheck, supplemented by the hiring agency;
most importantly, you get valuable experience which transfers over to WORK.
Finally, don't forget that you can sock away up to $2K each year in a
Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and can withdraw it WITHOUT PENTALTY for
educational expenses up to a amount. Check with the IRS or with your tax
I hope that this, Don, is what you're looking for. I'll send a complete
file, with all of the school locations and what they are asking for, to Jon
this week so that we can include it in our growing Eagletips files.
Sorry this comes later than I stated!
settummanque, the blackeagle (
(MAJ) Mike Walton )
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