Dozens of universities, BSA local councils, and religious, civic, and military organizations offer college scholarships to Venturing Summit Award Recipients. Some scholarships are needs-based; others are merit-based. Some go to every Summit Award Recipient who applies; others are highly competitive. We have compiled a list of scholarships available to Summit Award Recipients and will update our list, as necessary. If you find any errors or are aware of other scholarships, please email NationalVenturing.VicePresident@scouting.org.
These scholarships are offered by independent organizations and may not be endorsed or maintained by the Boy Scouts of America.
- PADI Dive To Adventure Scholarship
The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) offers a multilevel scholarship program to introduce Venturers and Sea Scouts to the exciting underwater world. PADI recognizes that adventure is one of the key elements of the Scouting program. Scuba diving is an exciting avocation or vocation that can be enjoyed in just about every part of the country. For more information, click here!
- Trails-End Popcorn Scholarship Program
Earn money for College by participating in the Trails-End Popcorn Scholarship Program. You must sell $2,500 or more during one sales period to qualify. Any sales in the future of any amount may be applied to your scholarship money. For more information, click here!
- VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship
The VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship program provides a $5,000 award to an outstanding scout who is the recipient of the Boy Scout Eagle Award, Venturing Summit/Silver Award, or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award. For more information, click here! Deadline: March 1
- Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Distinguished Scout Scholarship
Each year, the National Catholic Committee on Scouting awards $2,000 scholarships to five outstanding Catholic young men or women who are high school seniors and currently registered and active in Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, or Venturing. The applicant must have earned the Eagle Scout Award or the Summit Award; have earned the Ad Altare Dei or Pope Pius XII religious emblem; have held a Scouting leadership position; and have served in his or her home parish. For more information, click here!
- Abilene Christian University Venturing and Scouting Leadership Scholarship
This annually renewable award ranges from $1,000 to $5,000 per student and is available to incoming freshmen who are Eagle Scouts, Venturing Summit/Silver Awardees, Sea Scouting Quartermaster Awardees, GSUSA Gold Awardees, or the American Heritage Girls Stars and Stripes Awardees. For more information, click here or contact the ACU Office of Venturing and Scouting Relationships!
- Faulkner University Scouting Leadership Award
Faulkner provides scholarships for BSA (Boy Scouts of America) Eagle Scouts, Venturing Summit Award recipients, Sea Scouting Quartermaster Award recipients, GSUSA (Girl Scouts USA) Gold Award recipients, or the American Heritage Girls Stars and Stripes Award winners. For more information, click here!
- Harding University Scouting Scholarship
Awarded to selected full-time students who have earned the rank of Eagle (Boy Scouts of America), Summit Award (Venturing), Quartermaster Award (Sea Scouts), Gold Award (Girl Scouts of the USA), or the Stars and Stripes Award (American Heritage Girls). Interested students should inquire with the Assistant VP for Enrollment Management.
- Lindenwood University
Lindenwood has awarded the Boy Scouts of America over $250,000 in scholarships for the upcoming school year to recognize outstanding youth who have volunteered with, been members of, or worked for the Boy Scouts of America. The three levels of scholarships range from $5,000 to $12,000 per year, or $20,000 to $48,000 over a four-year period. Contact Lindenwood University for more information.
- Lipscomb University Scholarship
Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN has a $10,000 scholarship for incoming freshmen who have received the Eagle Scout Award, Venturing Summit/Silver Award, Sea Scouting Quartermaster Award, Girls Scouts of America's Gold Award, or the American Heritage Girls' Stars and Stripes award. For more information, click here!
- Oklahoma Christian University Scouting Award
This annually renewable award is available to incoming freshmen who have received the Eagle Scout Award, Venturing Summit Award, Sea Scouting Quartermaster Award, GSUSA Gold Award, or American Heritage Girls Stars and Stripes Award. Proof of the award is required. Inquire with Oklahoma Christian Admissions regarding the scholarship details.
- University of Evansville Scouting Scholarship
The University of Evansville has teamed up with America’s Scouting organizations to create the UE Scouting Scholarship – a $56,000, four-year award for recipients of the Eagle Scout Award, Quartermaster Award, or the Summit/Silver Award. Candidates also must visit the UE campus and have a high school GPA of at least 3.5 and score 1530 or higher on the SAT or 23 or higher on the ACT. For more information, click here!
- Waynesburg University Scouting Scholarship
Eagle Scout, Gold Award recipients, and Venturing Summit Award recipients can receive up to $2,000 over the course of four years ($500/year) for their accomplishment within Scouting. Students must be accepted to Waynesburg University in order to qualify. For more information, click here!