2014 NESA scholarship window opens; this year’s application online only

Eagle Scouts, get your typing fingers ready.

The application window for the prestigious and highly competitive National Eagle Scout Association scholarships is officially open.

For the first time, NESA will only accept applications submitted online. So forget the printer and stamps and switch on the laptop.

Also new this year is a minimum SAT or ACT score for academic scholarship applicants (1800 SAT or 28 ACT). Like last year, applicants must be members of NESA to apply, but it’s easy to purchase or renew a membership.

NESA will award Eagle Scouts more than 200 academic and merit scholarships, ranging in value from $1,000 to $50,000 each. As always, many will apply but only a select few will receive scholarships.

Before you send the 2014 scholarship application link to Eagle Scouts in your family, troop, team, post, ship or crew, read the following requirements carefully. Some of these have changed from previous years. 

2014 NESA Scholarship Requirements
  • These scholarships are not available to students attending trade schools, two-year colleges or any of the U.S. military academies, because at these academies expenses covered by NESA scholarships are already paid by the U.S.  government.
  • Academic scholarship applicants must apply during their senior year in high school unless the Eagle Scout board of review was held after Dec. 31, 2012. In those cases, the applicant must apply by Dec. 31, 2013, even if he is already attending college.
  • All academic scholarship applicants must have a minimum 1800 SAT or 28 ACT score to apply. A “superscore” may be used to meet the minimum 1800 SAT requirement
  • All applicants must be current members of the National Eagle Scout Association to apply. Applicants with memberships that expire on Dec. 31, 2013, are still eligible to apply and invited to renew.

Application deadline: Dec. 31, 2013. Winners can expect notification in summer 2014.

Find more by sending your Eagle Scouts to this link.

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