Deadline for NESA scholarship applications is Jan. 31

Update (Feb. 1, 2012): The 2012 deadline has passed, but check back for info on the 2013 scholarships at the end of the year.

Know an Eagle Scout headed to college?

Then read on: Tuesday, Jan. 31, is the deadline for Eagle Scouts who are high school seniors to apply for a 2012 National Eagle Scout Association scholarship.

In all, 153 scholarships, each between $1,000 and $50,000, will be presented to worthy Eagle Scouts based on their Scouting record, school performance, and financial need.

Scholarships, paid directly to the school, cover “tuition, room, board, and books only and are limited for use at a four-year accredited college or university that offers at least a bachelor’s degree upon completion of the course of studies.”

Before applying or sending an application to an Eagle Scout you know, read these requirements.

Applicants must:

  • Be an Eagle Scout having passed the board of review on or before January 31, 2012.
  • Apply during their senior year of high school.
  • Provide a high school grades transcript covering at least six semesters.
  • Have an SAT composite score of at least 1200 and/or an ACT composite score of 28.
  • Have demonstrated leadership ability in Scouting.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a Scouter.

Click here for the official application (PDF). And good luck!

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