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The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Award program for 2011 is currently taking applications from qualified Eagle Scouts.

 

To qualify as a nominee, the prospective Eagle Scout must meet the following requirements:

 

(1)  Be a registered, active member of a Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, or

      Venturing Crew chartered to an American Legion Post or Auxiliary Unit.

 

OR

 

Be a registered, active member of a duly chartered Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, or Venturing Crew, and be the son or grandson of a Legionnaire or Auxiliary member.

 

(2)  Received the Eagle Scout award.

 

(3)  Be an active member of his religious institution and must have received the

      appropriate Boy Scout religious emblem.

 

(4)  Have demonstrated practical citizenship in church, school, Scouting, and community.

 

(5)  Have reached his 15th birthday, and be enrolled in high school at the time of selection.

 

NOTE:  Eagle Scouts still in high school who reached their 18th birthday during the

              nomination year remain eligible if otherwise qualified.

 

The American Legion provides a $10,000 college scholarship to the winner of their Eagle Scout program and three $2,500 scholarship awards at the national level. 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 (4) 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.

 

The Department of Missouri provides a $500 scholarship to their selectee for the national competition.

 

 

To obtain an application for a qualified Eagle Scout, contact your local American Legion Post or contact your state headquarters for The American Legion or download here.

 

All applications from Missouri must be submitted to the Department of Missouri Headquarters by FEBRUARY 1, 2012.

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