Dozens of universities, BSA local councils, and religious, civic, and military organizations offer college scholarships to Venturing Summit Rank recipients. Some scholarships are needs-based; others are merit-based. Some go to every Summit Rank recipient who applies; others are highly competitive. We have compiled a list of scholarships available to Summit Rank recipients and will update our list, as necessary. If you find any errors or are aware of other scholarships, please contact

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 Rank/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 Rank; 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!

Institution Specific

  • 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, and more. For more information, click here or contact the ACU Office of Venturing and Scouting Relationships!
  • Faulkner University Scouting Leadership Award
    Faulkner provides scholarships for Eagle Scouts, Venturing Summit Rank recipients, Sea Scouting Quartermaster Award recipients and more. 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 Rank (Venturing), Quartermaster Award (Sea Scouts) and more. Interested students should inquire with the Assistant VP for Enrollment Management.
  • Hampden-Sydney College
    Developing responsible citizenship, character, and self-reliance, Hampden-Sydney College embraces the values also shared by Scouting. Every year at H-SC, approximately 35 freshmen, 10% of the entering class, have attained the rank of Eagle Scout-among the highest percentages at any college or university in the country. Any accepted Eagle Scout who attends Hampden-Sydney College will receive this scholarship. For more information, click here!
  • 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 Rank/Silver Award, Sea Scouting Quartermaster Award and more. 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 Rank, Sea Scouting Quartermaster Award and more. 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 – stacking on top of an admitted student’s substantial academic scholarship, this $2,000, four-year award is reserved for recipients of the Eagle Scout Award, Quartermaster Award, or the Summit Rank/Silver Award. For more information, click here!
  • Waynesburg University Scouting Scholarship
    Eagle Scout, Venturing Summit Rank recipients and more 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!