NESA scholarship recipients: Where did they end up going to college?

Where are some of the brightest young Eagle Scouts attending college?

At world-class institutes of learning like BYU, UC Berkeley, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Cornell, Yale and many more across the country — and around the world. (I’m looking at you, Eagle Scout who’s attending Franklin University Switzerland!)

As college-bound Eagle Scouts fill out their NESA scholarship applications before the Oct. 31 deadline, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at where some past recipients went to college.

An analysis of National Eagle Scout Association scholarship recipients — never before released to the public — reveals where these high-achievers are pursuing their higher education.

Thanks to NESA’s Jeff Laughlin, I’ve got the breakdown of 2017 and 2016 recipients below. You can see if any NESA scholarship recipients attend your alma mater, as well as check out which schools have more than one recipient in attendance.

Which schools can boast the most NESA scholarship recipients over the past two years? Here are the top three, whose campuses are conveniently pictured above from left to right:

  • Brigham Young University, 11 recipients
  • University of California, Berkeley, 9 recipients
  • The Ohio State University, 8 recipients

What are NESA scholarships?

Eagle Scout scholarships are a big part of the National Eagle Scout Association’s mission. For the current scholarship window, NESA plans to award at least 150 scholarships with amounts ranging from $2,000 to $50,000 per recipient.

Eagle Scouts have until Oct. 31, 2017, to apply for the latest round of cash for college. Learn more here, and don’t delay.

While college-bound Eagle Scouts rush off to finish those scholarship applications, the rest of us can look at where recent recipients have chosen to use those funds.

2017 recipients by college/university

The list includes 142 recipients. Eagle Scouts who chose to defer the use of their scholarship funds for one or more years aren’t included in the list.

  • Brigham Young University (6)
  • University of California, Berkeley (4)
  • University of Notre Dame (4)
  • Yale University (4)
  • Binghamton University (3)
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (3)
  • The Ohio State University (3)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (3)
  • University of Illinois (3)
  • University of Texas at Austin (3)
  • Auburn University (2)
  • Boston College (2)
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (2)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (2)
  • North Carolina State University (2)
  • Northeastern University (2)
  • Purdue University (2)
  • Stony Brook University (2)
  • Truman State University (2)
  • University of Cincinnati (2)
  • University of Florida (2)
  • University of Kentucky (2)
  • University of North Carolina (2)
  • University of Pennsylvania (2)
  • University of Virginia (2)
  • University of Washington (2)
  • Utah State University (2)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (2)
  • Williams College (2)
  • Arizona State University (1)
  • California Institute of Technology (1)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (1)
  • College of William and Mary (1)
  • Cornell University (1)
  • Davidson College (1)
  • Drexel University (1)
  • East Stroudsburg University (1)
  • Fordham University – Rose Hill (1)
  • George Fox University (1)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (1)
  • Grove City College (1)
  • Hamline University (1)
  • Harvard University (1)
  • Hofstra University (1)
  • Johns Hopkins University (1)
  • Judson University (1)
  • Kansas State University (1)
  • Loyola University Chicago (1)
  • Michigan Technological University (1)
  • Middlebury College (1)
  • Mississippi State University (1)
  • Montana State University (1)
  • NC State University (1)
  • Northwestern University (1)
  • Ohio University (1)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (1)
  • Penn State University (1)
  • Presbyterian College (1)
  • Princeton University (1)
  • Providence College (1)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1)
  • Rice University (1)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (1)
  • Rockhurst University (1)
  • Rutgers University (1)
  • Simpson College (1)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (1)
  • Stanford University (1)
  • Stevens Institute of Technology (1)
  • Tennessee Technological University (1)
  • Trinity College (1)
  • Trinity University (1)
  • Troy University (1)
  • University of Alabama (1)
  • University of Arizona (1)
  • University of California, Davis (1)
  • University of California, Irvine (1)
  • University of California, San Diego (1)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (1)
  • University of Cincinnati (1)
  • University of Connecticut (1)
  • University of Georgia (1)
  • University of Iowa (1)
  • University of Maryland (1)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (1)
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas (1)
  • University of North Texas (1)
  • University of Pittsburgh (1)
  • University of Southern California (1)
  • University of Utah (1)
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison (1)
  • Vanderbilt University (1)
  • Virginia Tech (1)
  • Washburn University (1)
  • Weber State University (1)
  • Wichita State University (1)
  • Willamette University (1)

2016 recipients by college/university

The list includes 140 recipients. Eagle Scouts who chose to defer the use of their scholarship funds for one or more years aren’t included in the list.

  • Brigham Young University (5)
  • The Ohio State University (5)
  • University of California, Berkeley (5)
  • Cornell University (4)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (4)
  • Michigan Technological University (3)
  • Southern Methodist University (3)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (3)
  • University of Pittsburgh (3)
  • Colorado School of Mines (2)
  • Columbia College Chicago (2)
  • Columbia University (2)
  • Georgetown University (2)
  • Harvard University (2)
  • Kansas State University (2)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2)
  • North Carolina State University (2)
  • Northeastern University (2)
  • Princeton University (2)
  • Purdue University (2)
  • Texas A&M University (2)
  • University of Georgia (2)
  • University of Kansas (2)
  • University of Maryland College Park (2)
  • University of Southern California (2)
  • University of Texas at Austin (2)
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison (2)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (2)
  • Arizona State University (1)
  • Augustana College (1)
  • Boston College (1)
  • Bowling Green State University (1)
  • Brown University (1)
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (1)
  • Colgate University (1)
  • College of William and Mary (1)
  • Duke University (1)
  • Elizabethtown College (1)
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (1)
  • Florida Atlantic University (1)
  • Florida College (1)
  • Fordham University (1)
  • Franklin University Switzerland (1)
  • Harvey Mudd College (1)
  • Indiana University – Bloomington (1)
  • Kennesaw State University (1)
  • LaSalle University (1)
  • Lehigh University (1)
  • Louisiana Tech University (1)
  • Loyola Marymount (1)
  • Marquette University (1)
  • Michigan State University (1)
  • Mississippi State University (1)
  • Missouri State University (1)
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (1)
  • Murray State University (1)
  • Penn State University (1)
  • Penn State University – Hazleton (1)
  • Pepperdine University (1)
  • Regis University (1)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (1)
  • Rutgers University (1)
  • St. Louis University (1)
  • Stanford University (1)
  • SUNY Geneseo (1)
  • The College of Wooster (1)
  • The George Washington University (1)
  • The University of Richmond (1)
  • The University of Texas at Dallas (1)
  • The University of Virginia (1)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (1)
  • University of California, Irvine (1)
  • University of California, San Diego (1)
  • University of Colorado, Boulder (1)
  • University of Connecticut (1)
  • University of Louisville (1)
  • University of Massachusetts – Amherst (1)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1)
  • University of North Dakota (1)
  • University of Notre Dame (1)
  • University of Oklahoma (1)
  • University of Oregon (1)
  • University of Pennsylvania (1)
  • University of Portland (1)
  • University of South Carolina (1)
  • University of St. Andrews (1)
  • University of St. Thomas (1)
  • University of Utah (1)
  • University of Virginia (1)
  • Utah State University (1)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (1)
  • Virginia Tech (1)
  • Wake Forest University (1)

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