What Scholarships are Offered by the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) in 2024

This article covers what you should know about the available scholarships at the National Eagle Scout Association [NESA].

NESA helps Eagle Scouts succeed, celebrates Scouting’s values, and helps them pass on these traditions to the next generation.


NESA members are important because they help create leaders who follow the Scout Oath and Law and become good citizens

The Eagle Scout Scholarship is a program to celebrate competent scouts members.


What Scholarships are Offered by the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) in 2024

NESA gives three types of scholarships to Eagle Scouts based on grades and achievements.

You can apply for Academic, Merit, or World Explorer scholarships in one form.

You can apply from August 1st to October 31st.


However, you’ll need personal info, Scouting records, test scores, a statement, and grades for the online form.

Go to the NESA scholarship website for more info. Make an account to start. Let’s begin.

#1. NESA’s Academic Scholarships

NESA’s Academic Scholarships help with college costs. Cooke gives one $48,000 and four $25,000 awards.

You need an SAT score of 1290 or ACT score of 28. Check on your NESA Scholarship Account.

There’s a STEM scholarship too, with one $50,000 award. Send a reference letter.

#2. NESA’s Merit Scholarships

Apply once for NESA’s merit scholarships. Hall/McElwain gives 40 scouts $5,000 each, Robert and Rebecca Palmer give 3 scouts $2,500, and Bailey has two levels – $2,000 and $4,000.

Awards look at Scouting and community work.

For journalism lovers, the Michael S. Malone/Windrush Publishing scholarship gives $2,500 each year.

#3. NESA World Explorer Program

Become a NESA World Explorer to study globally.

Join programs and work with top researchers in biology or paleontology. It’s not fully paid, but costs are low, around $600.

Religious Scholarships for Eagle Scouts

Religious Eagle Scouts can find support too.

Search online for religious scholarships. Awards look at service and how religion helped you. Here are a few scholarships in the religious niche:

#1. Jewish Scholarships

The National Jewish Committee on Scouting gives aid-based scholarships. Apply by January 31st for chances at different awards.

Catholic Scholarships

The National Catholic Committee on Scouting gives ten scholarships.

Apply by March 1st for different awards.

#2. Eastern Orthodox Scholarships

The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting gives a $1,000 scholarship.

Apply by May 1st.

Civic Scholarships

Civic scholarships are for community work. Volunteering helps.

  • The American Legion gives $10,000 to one Eagle Scout and $2,500 to three others. Apply by March 1st.
  • The Veterans Of Foreign Wars gives $5,000, $3,000, and $1,000 to the top three applicants.



The best advice I can give is that you should apply for all scholarships to increase your chances.

Do your research for more insights and scholarship opportunities. Most of all, apply early.


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