Scholarship Opportunities

Geo. Washington Chapter – $500


Virginia Society SAR – $1,000


Any Eagle Scout is eligible to apply who is still actively registered in a Scout unit provided that he does NOT reach his 19th birthday in the calendar year of application, whether he is enrolled in high school or college.  There is no limit to the number of times a Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer may apply.  Prospective applicants should prepare for the Scholarship competition by earning the three recommended merit badges (American HeritageGenealogy, & Law) and researching their ancestries while still Star or Life scouts.


Deadline for submission:  15 December 2023


Required Items for Application:

  1. Completed application form

  2. Four generation Ancestry Chart

  3. Original essay with footnotes and bibliography, not to exceed 500 words written on an American Revolutionary Patriotic Theme.


Questions? Contact George Washington Chapter SAR POC


Marty Johnson 703-675-4866


Open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th
birthday during the year of application. 
(The application year is the calendar year, 01 January to 31 December.)  

The year that the Eagle rank was awarded is not restricted. 

College plans do not have to be completed in order to receive the cash scholarship.  

Three cash scholarship awards are given:  

As the National First Place Winner – $10,000; Runner-up – $6,000; 2nd Runner-up – $4,000.  

You may apply more than one year if you meet the age requirements but no more than $8,000 total may be granted to any one Eagle Scout at the national level.


The Virginia Society (VASSAR) offers three cash scholarship awards:  

First Place – $1,000; Runner-up – $500; 2nd Runner-up – $200

You may apply more than one year if you meet the age requirements and have not won the national level. 
Additional prizes and recognitions may be awarded at the Chapter level.

Entrants need complete only one application – the one for the Chapter competition. The application of the Chapter winner is forwarded to be used in the State and National competitions as appropriate.

The application consists of three parts:

1)    Eagle Scout Scholarship Application Form

2)   Four Generation Ancestor Chart VASSAR-ESS-Ancestor-Chart

3)   500 word Patriotic Themed Essay

The competition is conducted in three phases, local (Chapter), State (Society), and National. 
The competition is usually entered through the Chapter level. In some cases, the competition may be entered at the State level. You may not enter at the National level.

Scholarship Application Form Instructions:

Form must be filled out on computer.  You may save this form to your computer.

Sections I and II are completed by filling in the blanks.

Sections III through VIII may be completed by using as many lines as needed.  Or, you may use additional pages as required to reply.  Please put Applicant’s name at top of each of those pages.  Please indicate by Roman numeral and category what is referred to in your addendum.

Contest Application including Application Form, Four Generation Ancestor Chart, and Essay limited to eleven (11) pages total.

Print this document, obtain required signatures, and mail with the Four Generation Ancestor Chart and Essay to your local SAR Chapter Eagle Scout Chairman or, if no local Chapter.  Lance M Lyngar, Chairman, Eagle Scout Scholarship Program, Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (Please see below for contact information). For further information contact


To recognize two outstanding Eagle Scouts in the Colonial District, National Capital Area Council (NCAC), Boy Scouts of America (BSA) each with a $1,500 scholarship toward higher education tuition.


  • Current registered member of a Colonial District, NCAC, BSA Troop, Ship, or Crew
  • Graduating 12th grade high school student
  • Have attained the rank of Eagle Scout


  • Applications must be submitted to Colonial Senior District Executive Colin Tridone at no later than TBD Spring 2024.
  • The Colonial District Key-3 leadership will review all applications and will choose 4 applicants as finalists by TBD Spring 2024.
  • The Rotary Club of Alexandria Scouting Committee will review the finalist’s applications and will choose two awardees by TBD Spring 2024. The awardees will be notified soon after then.
  • The scholarships will be presented to the awardees at the Rotary Club of Alexandria’s TBD Spring 2024 meeting at 12:00 noon.

Application Procedures

  • Apply using the Rotary Club of Alexandria Eagle Scout Scholarship Application form. Essays and letters of recommendation should be included with the application in one attachment titled: “applicant’s full name Rotary Eagle Scholarship Application 2024”.
  • The completed application must be scanned and e-mailed to Colonial Senior District Executive Colin Tridone at by TBD Spring 2024.
  • Awardees and their immediate family members should plan to attend the TBD Spring 2024 lunch meeting of the Rotary Club of Alexandria, at the Belle Haven Country Club, starting at 12:00 PM. Awardees will each have a brief amount of time to provide remarks.

Funding Process and Approval

  • Applications will be reviewed and vetted, first by the Colonial District Key-3 leadership, then the finalists by the Rotary Club of Alexandria Scouting Committee.
  • Only the two selected awardees will be contacted by the Rotary Club of Alexandria Scouting Committee to inform them of their selection by TBD Spring 2024.
  • The Rotary Club of Alexandria will work with the awardees and their families to directly send the scholarship to their choice higher education institution.

Application Form

2023 Recipients