Eagle Scout/Scholarship Competition

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all Eagle Scouts (under 19 years of age) interested in the American Revolution to participate in the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award. 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. While the preliminary rounds of the contest begin at the local level, Scouts may eventually advance to the state or national levels, eventually held in June during the annual SAR Congress, and awarded up to $10,000.  Winners of the local level(South Jersey SAR) are awarded $100; winners of the State (New Jersey Society SAR) are awarded $500.

College plans do not have to be completed in order to receive the cash award. Three cash awards are given: the National First Place Winner receives $10,000; the Runner-up receives $6,000; and the 2nd Runner-up receives $4,000. Scouts may apply more than one year if he meets the age requirements, but no more than $10,000 total may be granted to any one Eagle Scout. Prizes and recognition may also be awarded at the SAR chapter and society level. Each Eagle Scout must complete an application form, a four-generation acestor chart, and a 500-word patriotic themed essay.

South Jersey Chapter SAR Eagle Scout Scholarship winners:
2017: Eagle Scout Phillip Harmon

Further information is available at https://www.sar.org/education/youth-contests-awards/arthur-m-berdena-king-eagle-scout-award

The South Jersey Chapter chair is Larry Nelson who can be contacted by clicking here.