Open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of 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. We are privileged to present you a Certificate of Recognition for your accomplishment.
As an Eagle Scout, you are eligible to participate in the SAR Eagle Scout Scholarship Program. Any Eagle Scout who is currently registered in an active unit and has not reached his 19th birthday during the year of his application is eligible to submit an application for the SAR Scholarship Program. You may apply in more than one year.
Accordingly, we are enclosing an SAR kit
which contains the following:
- A brochure describing the Eagle Scout Scholarship Program
- Scholarship Application Form and Four Generation Ancestor Chart
When you have completed the application, the Four Generation Ancestor Chart, and the essay on a patriotic theme, please send the completed package to me at the address below. Applications must be postmarked no later than December 15th. Each applicant will receive the SAR Eagle Scout Scholarship Patch to be worn on their uniform. One of the applicants will be judged the winner for the Gold Country Chapter SAR and will receive the SAR Eagle Scout Medal and a $150 cash award. The winning application will be forwarded to the California Society of the SAR to complete with other SAR Chapter winners. The winner at the State level will receive the SAR Spreading Wing Desk Top Bronze Eagle Trophy and a $500 cash award to be presented at the annual meeting of the CASSAR in the spring. The winning State application will be submitted to SAR National Headquarters to compete with other state finalists for $14,000 in scholarships. The National winner will be invited to attend the SAR Annual Congress where he will be awarded an $8,000 scholarship. The First runner-up will receive a $4,000 scholarship. The second runner-up will receive a $2,000 scholarship.
Again, congratulations to you on attaining the Eagle Scout rank. We extend our best wishes for continued success in all your future endeavors.
The 2009 Gold Country Chapter winner of the Eagle Scout Scholarship was Michael Miller of Meadow Vista.
Chairman of the Eagle Scout Recognition & Scholarship Program