College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

National Eagle Scout Association Scholarship

Sponsor: National Eagle Scout Association  |  Application Deadline: October 31, 2018

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Beyond Your Board of ReviewA New Trail, A New Adventure

NESA helps Eagle Scouts as they move on to the next stage of life

Education is a valuable tool for a young man regardless of what kind of career he chooses. Yet, finances can be a big hurdle in attaining the necessary knowledge for one's future vocation.

Fortunately, NESA assists Eagle Scouts with their educational pursuits whether it be at a four-year university, vocational trade school or field study opportunities.

If you are an Eagle Scout and you are looking for funds for post-secondary education, you have come to the right place. 

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Beginning with a donation of $1 million in 1984, former Texas governor, William P. Clements Jr., established the Eagle Scout Scholarship Fund. At its inception, the gift funded $90,000 in scholarships.

More recently, the fund has grown to award $690,000 in scholarships. (That is a slight increase from 2015-2016 where NESA awarded $665,000 in scholarships.)

Growth in the Eagle Scout Scholarship Fund can be attributed to NESA membership fees as well as generous donations.

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Growth in the Eagle Scout Scholarship Fund can be attributed to NESA membership fees as well as generous donations.

Three Types of Eagle Scout Scholarships

There are three types of Eagle Scholarships: academic, merit, and field study.

The scholarship window for all scholarships is August 1st through October 31st
(ending at midnight Central Standard Time).

Type 1: Academic scholarships

  • Academic scholarships weigh academic performance, school and Scouting participation, and financial need.
  • Academic scholarships include a range of scholarships, up to four $25,000 scholarships (payable at $6,250 per year for four years) one $48,000 scholarship (payable at up to $12,000 per year for four years) and a $50,000 STEM scholarship for an Eagle Scout planning to major in a science, technology, engineering, or math field.


  • Score a minimum 1290 SAT or an ACT score of at least 28.
  • Must apply during senior year of high school. (Exception: Scouts whose Eagle Scout boards of review were held after October 31 of their senior year may apply during the next scholarship cycle in the following year - even though they may be in college by this time.
  • Winners may receive an academic scholarship one time only.

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