Nesa Scholarship Essays

Hard work pays.

And in the case of these four Eagle Scouts, I mean that quite literally.

The recipients of the four most-prestigious scholarships from the National Eagle Scout Association have one thing in common, in addition to their rank in Scouting: Each went above and beyond in their commitment to service, education, and leadership.

The rest of the NESA scholarship winners will be notified by July 15, 2012, and a complete list of recipients will be posted at on or before Aug. 1, 2012.

But you can meet these four recipients today. Watch the top-notch videos below, each created by the BSA’s Tom Fiorini, and get to know these outstanding young men.

Ethan Ganzy

Johnstown, Pa.
$50,000 NESA-STEM Scholarship

Rey Blume

San Jose, Calif.
$48,000 Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke Eagle Scout Scholarship

Marcus Marable

Phoenix, Ariz.
$25,000 United Health Foundation Scholarship

Elijia King

Milan, Ind.
$2,500 Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award

Congrats to all of these recipients!


There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

Hey Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts, there are a number of scholarship opportunities available to you. Scholarships are offered from local, regional, and national associations. Here are a couple of options, but look out for additional opportunities where you can win more money tied to your commitment to scouting.

Scholarship: Eagle Scout Academic and Merit Scholarships

Awarding Organization:National Eagle Scout Association

Amount: $2,000 – $12,500 (some are renewable)

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Scholarships awarded regionally, 1-15 per region

Eligible Students: Must be a high school senior who is an Eagle Scout with strong academic performance and history of community service. Some scholarships also consider financial need. Students applying for the academic scholarship need a minimum 1800 SAT score (1290 if taken after March 2016) or 28 ACT score. (Note that they do superscore.)

Eligible College(s): Scholarships are not available to students attending US military academies.

How to Apply: Complete the required online application.

Deadline: October 31st


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.

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