Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
257
Days
March 1 2025
Application Deadline
4
Awarded last year
N/A
Renewable
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What you'll need:
  • Checkmark Other - Documentation of current BSA membership; List of activities participated in during high school and list of awards, honors and recognition received; Scouting Record; Eagle Scout Project; Religious Award
  • Checkmark Application Form
  • Checkmark Application Form May Be Submitted By Mail
  • Checkmark Community Service
  • Checkmark Essay
  • Checkmark Recommendations Or References
  • Checkmark Transcript
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The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship

Description

The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year nomination is open to either of the following: (A) a registered active member of a Boy Scouts of America unit that is chartered to an American Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary unit or Sons of The American Legion squadron; or (B) a registered active member of any chartered Boy Scouts of America unit and have a parent or grandparent possessing up-to-date membership in The American Legion or Sons of The American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary. Applicants must have received the Eagle Scout Award; received a Scouts BSA or Venturer Religious Emblem; and have demonstrated practical citizenship in church, school, Scouting and community. They must be enrolled in high school at the time of selection. The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Three runner-up scholarship awards will be granted in the amount of $2,500 each. The scholarship may be used to attend a school selected by the student provided it is state accredited, above the high school level, and within the continental limits of the United States, except in the case where the student may be from a possession of the United States, in which case the student can select a school in that possession or in the continental United States. The nomination window is from November 1st to March 1st, annually. Nomination packets must be received by each applicant's respective American Legion state department headquarters. Then each respective American Legion State Department Selection Committee will determine the Eagle Scout judged to be the best in their department (state). Then the department will send that packet, along with a list of the members serving on that Selection Committee, to The American Legion National Headquarters no later than April 1st. The complete information about the required materials is available on the website. Please visit the scholarship's website or contact the American Legion for more information.

Amount Details

$2,500
Low Amount Awarded
$10,000
High Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university or a four-year college
  • CheckmarkMust be at least 15 years old
  • CheckmarkMust currently be a high school student
  • CheckmarkMust be affiliated with Boy Scouts

How to Apply

What you'll need:

  • Checkmark Other - Documentation of current BSA membership; List of activities participated in during high school and list of awards, honors and recognition received; Scouting Record; Eagle Scout Project; Religious Award
  • Checkmark Application Form
  • Checkmark Application Form May Be Submitted By Mail
  • Checkmark Community Service
  • Checkmark Essay
  • Checkmark Recommendations Or References
  • Checkmark Transcript
Contact finance@legion.org
Tel: 317-630-1203
Fax: 317-630-1223 Address 700 N. Pennsylvania St.
P.O. Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206