NESA STEM Scholarship

The NESA STEM scholarship is awarded to one Eagle Scout annually who plans to major in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field (STEM).

STEM applicants must complete ALL required questions on the General Application in order to access the STEM scholarship questions (required questions are indicated by a red asterisk – this includes the signature line at the bottom of the application). Once the General Application is complete, STEM questions will be accessible by hovering over the “Opportunities” tab on this page and clicking on “RECOMMENDED”. A red “APPLY” button will appear in the “Actions” column.

Students must apply during their senior year of high school if the Eagle board of review is held on or before October 31, 2018.

EXCEPTION: Eagle Scouts currently in their senior year of high school who will not pass the Eagle Scout board of review by October 31, 2018 may apply during the next scholarship cycle between August 1, 2019 – October 31, 2019 even though you may already be attending college at that time. NESA scholarships are not available to students attending any of the U.S. military academies because at these military academies, expenses covered by the NESA scholarships are already paid by the U.S. government.

NESA scholarships are available to NESA members only. All applicants must be members of NESA or apply for a NESA membership by October 31, 2018 to be eligible for an award.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Do you intend to pursue an education and career in a STEM-related field?
  2. Please submit a personal statement (self-written) that details your education and career goals in a STEM-related field.
  3. Please provide the name and email address of a high school teacher in your chosen STEM field who will provide a letter of reference on your behalf. If you cannot find a reference provider who fits that description, you may select a reference provider with similar qualifications who knows you well enough to speak about your experience, character, and ambitions in this and other STEM-related fields.