NESA is sending an Eagle Scout to the Galápagos for research — will it be you?

This summer, an Eagle Scout will spend two weeks doing meaningful research in the Galápagos Islands.

Sounds incredible. Where do I sign up?

Well, as a BSA employee it turns out I’m not eligible for this opportunity. But if you or an Eagle Scout you know will be 18 or older as of June 1, 2015, and are majoring in or intending to major in biological science in college or grad school, you are eligible to apply.

So don’t miss out.

The once-in-a-lifetime research trip to the Galápagos Islands will last about two weeks. It’ll take place some time between late June and late August. Exact dates will be based on the selected Eagle Scout’s availability.

Here’s what else I know:

You’ll need to meet other eligibility requirements and write a 250-word-or-less essay on why you’re the man for this job. Do it all at this link.

Your deadline is midnight on April 24, 2015. NESA will select its 2015 Eagle Scout Biologist and notify the person on May 8, 2015.

How much for two weeks in the Galápagos? NESA will cover all but about $1,000 of your costs. Not bad.

Again, you’ll apply at this link. Good luck, and if you get selected, be sure to send me photos. If I can’t go myself, I at least want to see how incredible your trip was.

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Bryan Wendell, an Eagle Scout, is the founder of Bryan on Scouting and a contributing writer.