Eagle Scout of the Year Award

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

March 01

Awarded By

American Legion

Award Amount

Scholarships will be awarded as follows: $10,000 to the Eagle Scout of the Year; and $2,500 to each of the three runners-up. Disbursement from the scholarship fund will be made jointly to the student and the school at the beginning of each semester or quarter. However, only one request will be honored per semester or quarter.


Four awards offered annually.

Additional Information

Each recipient will be eligible to receive his scholarship immediately upon graduation from a state-accredited high school (public, parochial, military, private, or home school), and he must utilize the total award within four years of his graduation date, excluding active military duty. A scout who is still in high school and has reached his 18th birthday during the nomination year will remain eligible if otherwise qualified. The Scout who best meets the qualifications outlined in the nomination application will be selected as the American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year by the National Americanism Commission.The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will join the youth champion delegation and participate in the 98th Annual National Convention in Minneapolis, MN Aug. 24-28, 2018.

Deadline Info

Applications are available on the American Legion website. In addition to the completed application, each applicant must submit the following materials: an official transcript; a one-page listing of ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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