The National Eagle Scout Association wants to make college more affordable for more than 100 worthy Eagle Scouts across the country.
The window for 2017 Eagle Scout scholarships opened Aug. 1, 2016, and will close on Oct. 31, 2016.
In the 2015-2016 window, the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) awarded $640,000 in scholarships to 140 Eagle Scouts.
For the 2016-2017 window, NESA's goal is to increase the number of recipients to 150. That includes scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $50,000.
Despite some online rumors about these scholarships, NESA doesn’t have the funds to offer money to each of the more than 5,000 applicants. Less than 3 percent of those who apply will receive scholarships.
In the past, NESA scholarships were available only to Scouts attending four-year universities. Now Scouts attending vocational trade schools and other approved programs may apply.
Keep reading for the more information about the the 2017 NESA scholarships.
Please welcome Mark Barbernitz as our new Scout Executive of the Northeast Pennsylvania Council effective September 19.
Mark began his Scouting career as an Exploring executive in the Great Trail Council in Akron, Ohio, then as a district and senior district executive. He moved on to become a field director for the Heart of Ohio Council in Ashland, Ohio, and later as assistant Scout executive with the Pennsylvania Dutch Council in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was then selected to serve as Scout executive of the Mason-Dixon Council in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Mark is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow and a lifelong Scout who enjoys camping, skiing, boating, and cooking.
Mark and his wife Marty have three grown children: Kristen, Kara, and Mark.
Mark may be contacted at:
Please join in with all of our Scouting family in congratulating Mark as he joins in partnership with the volunteers and staff of the Northeast Pennsylvania Council to deliver quality Scouting experiences to the young people of the communities they serve.
8:00 am 10/29/2016 - 12:30 pm 10/30/2016
Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Outdoor Training
10/30/2016 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
OA - Adopt-A-Highway
11/02/2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DB - District Commissioners
11/02/2016 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
TM - Cub Scout Roundtable
11/02/2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DB - District Committee Meeting
11/05/2016 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
11/05/2016 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cub Scout Leader Specific Training
Daylight Saving Time ends
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