Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 1

Sunday
Awarded By:

National Catholic Committee on Scouting

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Six awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a practicing Catholic.
  2. Must be a current high school senior.
  3. Be a registered young man or woman actively involved with a Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team or Venturing Crew.
  4. This award is for U.S. students.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is for high school seniors who are active in Scouting and are practicing Catholics. Applicants must have won the Eagle Scout/Silver Award, Ad Altare Dei or Pope Pius XII Religious Award, and demonstrate outstanding leadership.

Application requirements for the Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
  • Picture
  • Application form
Additional Information: The National Catholic Committee on Scouting has established the Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Distinguished Scout Scholarship to be awarded to five outstanding Catholic high school seniors who are Scouts in a BSA program and continuing their education in college. This scholarship is in honor Mr. Emmett J. Doerr, who was a dedicated Catholic Scouter and a very active member of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS). He was the first recipient of the Brother Barnabas Founders Award. His other honors include the Silver Antelope, Silver Beaver and the St. George medals. The Doerr family and the NCCS are continuing his legacy by offering this scholarship in his name to five (5) distinguished Catholic Scouts. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must: Be a practicing Catholic. Be a full time High-School Senior. Be a registered young man or woman actively involved with a Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team or Venturing Crew. Held or is currently holding a leadership role in his or her unit. Earned the Ad Altare Dei or Pope Pius XII Religious Award. Earned the Eagle Scout or Silver Award. Provided service to his or her home parish (Altar Server, Lector, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, staffing youth retreats, etc.) Have held or currently hold a leadership role in a school or community organization other than scouting. Winning applicants will be required to submit an acceptance letter from an accredited institution of higher learning.

Award Amount: $2,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Applications are available online from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting website. Along with a completed application, the applicant must submit four letters of recommendations (one letter each from a religious institution, scouting unit, school, and community); his/her official high school transcript; and a 3 X 5 picture. All applications and supporting documents must be postmarked by the deadline date.
Contact: Elizabeth Romero-Coca
Address: P.O. Box 152079 Irving, Texas 75015-2079

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