National Eagle Scout service project of the year award

National Eagle Scout service project of the year award (ESSPY)

The National Eagle Scout Association established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout service project of the year award (ESSPY) to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by an Eagle Scout candidate to a religious institution, a school, community ,or other entity through completion of an Eagle Scout project.

Examples of projects that have been selected for the ESSPY include projects that have benefited underprivileged children, recognized veterans, been international in nature, and have required significant time and resources.

The selection of recipients begins at the local level and is conducted through the council NESA committee. The council NESA committee selects a recipient for their respective council from the list of submitted nominations and then forwards a worthy candidate to the National Eagle Scout Association for regional consideration.

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Regional ESSPY recipients are selected by each council’s regional NESA scholarship committee. Regional recipients will receive $500, to be available for their future educational purposes or to attend a national or international Scouting event or facility.

The recipient of the national award is then selected among regional recipients by a special selection committee of the National Eagle Scout Association. National recipients will receive $2,500, to be available for their future educational purposes or to attend a national or international Scouting event or facility.

Please submit your applications to Grand Canyon Council (GCC.Development@scouting.org) by December 31, 2020. Click Here to download the application.

If you have questions, please email us at GCC.Development@scouting.org. 

Grand Canyon Council project of the year winner will be honored at our annual donor recognition event in the spring of 2021.