The contest is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their nineteenth birthday during the year of application. The year that the Eagle rank was awarded is not restricted. Contest year is Jan 1 to Dec 31 and applications are due to the Maryland Society on or before Dec 31 annually. The application consists of:
Two page Application Form
4 Generation Ancestor Chart
500 word Patriotic Theme
Past winners and their patriotic themes can be found on the National Society website and used for guidance, located here (link is external).
Prizes and recognitions will be awarded at the Chapter and State levels. The State will award 3rd place, 2nd place and 1st place prizes of $600, $750, and $2,000 respectively. The state winner will proceed to the National level where the prizes are as follows: $10,000 for 1st place and $4000 for runner-up. Contestants may apply more than one year as long as they meet the age requirements.
NOTE:Anyone receiving an award with a value $600.00 or greater will need to provide their full name, address and SSN. They will be issued a 1099 per IRS regulations.
Where can I go to find more information?
Please see the following spreadsheet for more information about which BSA Districts align with MDSSAR Chapters. Eagle Scouts should contact their local MDSSAR Chapter for assistance in submitting their scholarship application. You may find specific chapter contacts on the Chapters page.