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. Online Applications open Oct 1 and close Jan 2 of the following year. To be eligible for the Northern Star Scouting Eagle Scholarship, applicants must: be registered with Northern Star Council, BSA; have been granted the Eagle Scout rank, or verified that their application for Eagle Scout rank has been received at the national office by the scholarship deadline; and be a graduating high school senior entering a post-secondary school in the year the scholarship is awarded. Award amounts will vary, so inquire with Northern Star for more details.
In February of 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was founded in Washington, D.C. Only a few months later, two separate groups met to establish Boy Scout councils in Minnesota: one in Minneapolis and one in St. Paul. On July 1, 2005, the two councils, Viking and Indianhead, merged to form today's Northern Star Council, one of the largest in the country. The council includes communities reaching from the South Dakota border to the communities of Ellsworth and Roberts, Wisconsin. Northern Star Scouting prepares youth in a safe and inclusive environment to be leaders and individuals of strong character.