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Southern Illinois NESA Committee – Eagle Scouts from Piasa Bird, Arrowhead, Black Gold, Cahokia Mounds, Kaskaskia, Red Hawk, and St. Clair Districts in southern Illinois can earn one of three scholarships: Wayne Cable Memorial Scholarship, $1,000; Bob Schaltenbrand Memorial Scholarship, $1,000; Ross Blake Memorial Scholarship, $500.

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Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

The Southern Illinois NESA Committee shall select five outstanding Eagle Scouts based on the Eagle Scout’s demonstrated practical leadership and citizenship in his school, Scouting, and Community.  Then out of the five Outstanding Eagles the committee shall select one for Eagle Scout of the Year and one for the Project of the Year.  Note:  all nominations will be considered for all levels of recognition and the Eagle Scout of the Year and Project of the Year may or may not be awarded to same nominee.

Nomination Form


National Eagle Scout Association The National Eagle Scout Association offers two types of Eagle Scout scholarships: academic and merit.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Deadlines extended for Eagle Scouts to apply for NESA scholarships.
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2021 Application Timeline

  • Eagle Board of Review Date: Must be on or before February 8, 2021.
  • Application Portal Open: December 1, 2020 through February 12, 2021.
  • Application Must be Completed and Submitted by: 11:59 p.m. CST on February 12, 2021.
  • Announcement of Scholarship Awards: June 11, 2021.

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ROTC Scholarship

The ARMY ROTC Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance for quality students who achieved academic excellence in high school and college. To help you meet the cost of a college education, Army ROTC offers four-year, three-year and two-year scholarships. This program enables students to earn appointments as commissioned officers in the United States Army.


Sons of the American Revolution (Missouri)– Open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application. The year that Eagle was awarded is not restricted.

Sons of the American Revolution (Illinois)- The local SAR Chapter can provide Eagle Scouts a Certificate of Recognition from the National Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and an opportunity to earn scholarship awards. The Illinois Chapters of the SAR have a state award of $1,000. The winning Scout gets his essay submitted to the National SAR board for a potential $10,000 scholarship.


VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship Scouts who are registered, active members who have received the Eagle Scout Award, Venture Silver Award, Sea Scout Quartermaster Award, or Girl Scout Gold Award. Scouts must be at least 15 years of age to apply, and must have demonstrated practical citizenship in school, scouting and the community. VFW Scout of the Year Brochure and Entry Form


American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Applications due no later than March 01, 2020. Click here for application. Send completed applications to:

Boy Scout Committee
American Legion Department of Missouri
PO Box 179
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0179


Paul Smith’s College – $1,000 scholarship for Eagle Scouts each year


MacMurray College – Those who are accepted to the College and have attained the rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America automatically receive a $10,000 per year Tartan Leadership Scholarship.