​​​​Eagle Scout $20,000 Scholarship Essay Contest
SAR Arthur M. and Berdena King Contest


Eagle Scouts under age 19 can apply for over $20,000.00 in SAR Scholarships!   


1. Chapter Level - Local SAR Chapters present an SAR winner’s medal, certificate, colorful BSA patch and in some cases cash awards, to essay winners who reside within a chapter territory or a local Boy Scout Council area. 
2. State Level
- The Washington State Society of the SAR selects a winner from amongst the Chapter level winners.  This person receives a check for $500.00, a handsome Eagle Trophy and certificate and his entry advances to National SAR level.
3. National Level– The Washington State SAR submits the winner’s application to National SAR in February the following year (2018).  Our SAR National Eagle Scout Committee judges state winner entries, and selects the top five National Scholarship winners.


NATIONAL SOCIETY AWARDS
1st Place: $10,000.00  In addition, this scout is brought as our guest to the National SAR Congress, held in July each year, where the award is made and the Eagle Scout presents his winning essay to the assembly. 
2nd Place: $6,000.00; 3rd Place: $4,000.00; 4th & 5th Place: $200.00


RULES
The Eagle Scout competition is conducted on a calendar year basis.  Registered Eagle Scouts under age 19 are eligible to apply. Application includes Scout achievements, a 4-generation ancestor chart and a 500 word patriotic essay.  All participants receive a handsome patch.  Chapter winners receive a certificate, SAR Medal and a cash award.  Our Washington State winner receives $500.00, an Eagle Trophy and his entry goes to the National SAR Competition. Deadline to have application to SAR is Dec 31st. 

REQUIRED ITEMS FOR APPLICATION
1.   Completed application form signed by you and your parents/guardian.  Your BSA Unit Leader must also sign on the bottom of page two in order to certify the accuracy of your reported scouting record. 
2.​   Eagle Scout Application Form

3.   Four-Generation Chart 

4.​   Patriotic Theme Guideline Form
5.   Your original essay, not to exceed 500 words, written on an American Revolutionary Patriotic Theme.  Suggestions for a patriotic theme are with the four-generation ancestry chart.  Your essay must include footnotes and bibliography.​​  Again, deadline is December 31st.

Send completed applications to our State SAR Eagle Scout Chairman: 
Go
HERE to “Contact Us” and click on the Subject Line to ask our Eagle Scout Chairman where to send your completed paper or electronic scholarship application.   

Congratulations!


   Through your dedicated personal efforts, with assistance from your family, adult leaders and fellow Scouts, you have earned Scouting’s highest award; the Eagle Scout award.  You have persevered and successfully completed the extensive requirements, including the important leadership, citizenship and community service projects.  Only those young men who have a great amount of persistence and courage are able to gain the coveted rank of Eagle Scout.  You can be very proud of your accomplishment.  The Eagle Scout award is an honor.  Be proud of it and what it represents.  Use it as your guide and inspiration to reach other goals.  Members of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), who trace their ancestry to American Revolutionary War patriots, share with scouting these same ideals which are essential to the preservation and maintenance of a strong America.

   For many years the SAR has recognized the common bonds of purpose and principles shared by the SAR and the Boy Scouts of America.  You young men who have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout have demonstrated your belief in these common principles.  For this reason, the SAR believes that Eagle Scouts are deserving of special recognition for their accomplishment and dedication.  Again, congratulations to you on attaining the Eagle Scout rank.  We extend our best wishes for continued success in all your future endeavors. 

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Washington SAR

Sons of the American Revolution



Do not mail your application to the National SAR.


Contest rules, application form, and Four Generation chart can be found at this link: Eagle Scout Scholarship

Bob O'Neal. is the Eagle Scout Chairman.  The assistant chairmen are: Lee Thomasson and Greg Emerson.​​