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Chairman: Blake C. Stephenson
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 Jan. to 31 Dec.) The year that Eagle was awarded is not restricted. College plans do not need to be completed in order to receive the cash scholarship.
Three cash scholarship awards are given at the national level to the First Place winner, Runner-up and Second runner-up. You may apply more than one year if you meet the age requirements but no more than $8,000.00 total may be granted to any one Eagle Scout.
Applications are to be submitted to local Alabama Chapter by December 1 of each year. The selection will take place before February 1st. The first place award is presented at the February State Convention Banquet. Please contact the Chairman listed above for additional details.
Entrants need to complete only one application — the one for the chapter competition. If it is a winner it is then used for the state competition, and if it is a winner again it is used for the national competition.
The application consists of:
1. The two page application form
2. The Four Generation ancestor chart.
3. The 500 word Patriotic Theme
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.
Note: Applications are accepted during a calendar year for Scholarships to be awarded in the Spring of the following year. The Eagle Scout Scholarship State Chairman can give you specific deadlines for receipt of applications at Chapter and/or State levels.
Applications need to be submitted to local chapters by December 4, 2015. Chapters select winner and submits to Chairman by January 15, 2016. Selection of the state winner will take place in February and the Chairman will submit the entry to National. The state award winner for this contest receives $750, a winning recognition certificate and a trophy. The second place winner receives $300 and the third place winner receives $150. The first place award is presented at the State Convention banquet on February 17, 2018. The winner and parents are invited to attend the banquet as guests of the Alabama Society. Additional guests must pay for banquet meal. If requested, travel expenses to the Convention up to a total of $225 may be paid by the State. The sponsoring chapter of the state award winner should coordinate any hotel arrangements for the winner with the Chairman.
The 1st place national award is $10,000; 2nd place $6000; 3rd place $4000. If the state winner is selected as the national winner, the Alabama Society will reimburse traveling expenses for the winner and a chaperone to attend the SAR National Congress in Boston, MA in July 2016. The reimbursement amount would be $1000. However, if the national contest reimburses travelling expenses, the Alabama Society will only reimburse the difference up to $1,000. For the Alabama reimbursement, no receipts are required and it is to be given only if the National winner attends Congress. The reimbursement may not be paid ahead of Congress and is presented at Congress by the State President.
Chairman may also send letters of congratulations to new Eagle Scouts throughout the State and invite them to participate in the contest. Chapters can acknowledge Eagle Scouts with certificate of recognition.
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