Eagle Scout Service Scholarship

APO Eagles the Eagle Scout Alumni Association of Alpha Phi Omega, National Service Fraternity (APO), and National Affiliate of the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) is proud to sponsor a Scholarship for college-bound scouts. The program seeks to recognize Scouts who have demonstrated they are leaders, are friends with all, and are of service to the communities in which they live.

 

A scholarship between $2,000 and $5,000 will be awarded to an Eagle Scout who has shown active participation in school, Scouting activities, and community service. In addition, they will have demonstrated a commitment to Leadership Friendship & Service. The first award for this program will be made in June 2022 with recognition of the winner(s) and national finalists during the Fall Semester.

 

Nowhere is this better exemplified than in the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest attainable rank in Scouting. Scouts must demonstrate proficiency in leadership, service, and outdoor skills at multiple levels before achieving the Eagle Scout rank; fewer than 4 percent of Scouts earn the coveted rank. Over the past century, the hard-earned rank has become widely recognized—both in and outside of Scouting—as a mark of distinction. This scholarship will reward those who have gone above and beyond.

 

APO was founded by Scouts for Scouts — transporting the Scouting commitment to service into college, where service projects are a great way to give back, make friends and strengthen résumés. This program seeks to enhance and enable that connection between the high school and college experiences by growing a commitment to service.

Eligibility

  • Eagle Scouts may apply for scholarships beginning in their senior year of high school.
  • Recipients may receive scholarship one time only.
  • Scholarships are available to Eagle Scouts attending four-year colleges or universities.
  • Scholarships are not available to students attending any of the U.S. military academies.
  • Scholarships are not available to graduate students pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree.
  • Scholarships are not available to initiated Brothers of Alpha Phi Omega. Brothers are encouraged to apply for the John Mack Scholarship.

Timeline

  • Eagle Board of Review Date: Must be on or before January 30.
  • Application Available: January 1.
  • Application Must be Completed and Submitted April 30.
  • Announcement of Scholarship Awards: June 10.

Application

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