Scholarships for Higher Education

Much Better Than A Loan

Several academic scholarships are available for outstanding Northern Star Scouts, Venturers, Explorers and Camp Staff.

Northern Star Scouting Eagle Scout Scholarship

Each year, between 20 and 25 Eagle Scouts are selected to receive scholarships. Awarded annually and reviewed by committee, the process is rigorous and competitive; Be Prepared! Each year, look in the Related Content section of this page for information on the current Northern Star Scouting Eagle Scout Scholarship, normally available sometime in October. 

American Legion's Eagle Scout of the Year

The American Legion's Eagle Scout of the Year award is a national honor that is given annually. Winners are named during the organization's Spring Meetings each May. The application is available online at and must be submitted to each applicant's respective American Legion department headquarters by March 1. The Eagle Scout of the Year will receive a $10,000 scholarship and three runners-up will each receive $2,500.

American Legion Scholarship

Hamline University Robbins Leadership Award

First-year Hamiline University students with Eagle Scout rank are eligible for this $3,000 scholarship.

Hamline Scholarship

National Eagle Scout Association Scholarship

NESA offers several scholarships for qualifying Eagle Scouts. Awards range from $1000 to $48,000.

NESA Scholarship


For Eagle Scout Scholarship information, contact
Bill Anderson-Horecka at

Andersen Camp Staff Scholarship

Full-time college students who have completed at least two full seasons on camp staff are eligible.


For Camp Staff Scholarship information, contact
Kris Burbank at

Northern Star Council Venturing Scholarship

Venture Scouts who have earned the Silver or Summit Award are encouraged to apply. One scholarship is awarded annually.

When available, an application for this scholarship will appear in the Forms section of this page.


For Venturing Scholarship information, contact
Greg Ball at

Exploring Scholarships

Several scholarships are available to Explorer Scouts. Applications are reviewed and selected by committee, typically in the Spring. Post advisors are notified when applications are available.

Allan G. Lee Law Enforcement Exploring Scholarship

$1000 Academic scholarship awarded to a Law Enforcement Explorer in 12th grade or above.

Willy Lee Bjorge Scholarship

$600 Scholarship for a Law Enforcement Explorer who will have completed their freshman year in an accredited law enforcement training program by the following summer.

Nothern Star Exploring Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship awarded to a 12th grade Explorer from any post.


For Exploring Scholarship information, contact
Brian Swerine at

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