Scholarships

Rotary Club of Alexandria Eagle Scout Scholarship Application

Purpose:

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.

Eligibility:

  • 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

Schedule:

  • Applications must be submitted to Colonial District Director, Geoffrey Thomas, at geoffrey.thomas@scouting.org no later than Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

  • The Colonial District Key-3 leadership will review all applications and will choose 4 applicants as finalists by May 1, 2020.

  • The Rotary Club of Alexandria Scouting Committee will review the finalist’s applications and will choose two awardees by May 5, 2020. The awardees will be notified soon after then.

  • The scholarships will be presented to the awardees at the Rotary Club of Alexandria’s May 19, 2020 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 2020”
  • The completed application must be scanned and e-mailed to District Director Geoffrey Thomas at geoffrey.thomas@scouting.org by April 28, 2020.
  • Awardees and their immediate family members should plan to attend the May 19 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 May 6, 2020.
  • The Rotary Club of Alexandria will work with the awardees and their families to directly send the scholarship to their choice higher education institution.