Have attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the San Diego-Imperial Council of Boy Scouts of America and be currently registered in Scouting.
Be a graduating high school senior entering college or university in the year the scholarship is applied for.
Have achieved a high school G.P.A. of 3.0 or above.
Have a S.A.T. score of 1500 or more or an A.C.T. score of 21 or more.
Have demonstrated leadership ability in Scouting and a strong record of participation in activities outside of Scouting.
Have need of financial assistance and provide a statement clearly stating why he believes he needs financial aid, signed by the applicant and countersigned by a parent/guardian.
Plan to attend any recognized four-year college or university.
Show evidence of the desire, commitment and capacity to complete an undergraduate college degree.
Provide one signed recommendation letter from an Adult Volunteer or Professional Scouter, whom you know personally.
Donald and Marie Belcher have established a special scholarship fund for Eagle Scouts, who have plans to attend a four-year college or university of their choice, following high school graduation.
The funding for the three two-year scholarships will be $3,500 for the first year, renewable for a second year, with at least the equivalent of one year of college credits completed and a college grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or above, for a total amount of $7,000 to the recipient s college or university.
Applications for the Scholarships accepted beginning October 1 of the scout's senior year, and are due April 30 of the graduating year. Applicants will be notified of award results by June 1. The application document can be downloaded here.
Applicants who are willing to serve as summer camp counselors will receive special consideration in the selection process.
The scholarship funds can be used for tuition, room, board and books for as long as a recipient remains a full-time student during the life of the scholarship. The funds will be paid directly to the college or university that the recipient attends.
For more information please contact us at the following address. The ESAA wishes all applicants a productive university experience in preparation for life.
Belcher Eagle Scholarships
San Diego-Imperial Council
1207 Upas Street
San Diego, CA 92103