The American Legion provides for a national scholarship to be awarded to the Eagle Scout who is selected “The American Legion
Eagle Scout of the Year.”
The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Three runner-up scholarship awards will be
granted in the amount of $2,500 each.
The scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive their scholarship immediately upon graduation from high school (public,
parochial, military, private, or home school) and must utilize the total award within four years of their graduation date, excluding
active military duty or religious mission.
The scholarship may be used to attend a school selected by the student provided it is state accredited, above the high school
level, and within the continental limits of the United States, except in the case where the student may be from a possession of the
United States, in which case he can select a school in that possession or in the continental United States.
Disbursement from the scholarship fund will be made jointly to the student and the school at the beginning of each semester or
quarter. Only one request will be honored per semester or quarter.
Applicants must demonstrate outstanding service in community, church and school and must be at least 15 years of age, in high school and either members of a troop chartered by the American Legion/Auxiliary or sons or grandsons of members of the American Legion/Auxiliary. Students must have received the Eagle Scout Award as well as the Boy Scout religious emblem. Scholarships may be used to attend a state-accredited college, university or other school above the high school level.