Scholarships and Recognition for Eagle Scouts

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While we all know that scouting is more than just the attainment of Eagle, earning the Eagle rank does offer some perks.

First, the Council has several Council-wide scholarships or recognitions. Take a look at the Council website for more information. Many have deadlines in the next 30 days. District Advancement Chair Mark Pishon reports that new forms for those programs were just issued.

The John Price Scholarship is named for the late Judge John Price who sat on the Marion County Municipal then Superior Courts bench for many years. He was an avid member of the Downtown Kiwanis Club and Crossroads of America Council. I had the honor of knowing him from court and Kiwanis. His grandsons were recently members of a North Star Troop.

Second, Eagle Scouts who enlist in the military automatically are promoted upon completion of basic training. Here is some information about the Marine Corps version.

Third, many scholarship programs and recognitions are available at the local, state, and national levels. More exist than I can count.

The most famous scholarships are the National Eagle Scout Association scholarships.

Many other programs not officially seeking Eagle Scouts look favorably on Eagle Scouts, so look everywhere!

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