Cooke scholarships

Awarded based on school and Scouting participation, academic performance, and financial need. Applicants must meet the minimum SAT (1290) or an ACT (28) score to be considered.

  • $48,000 – One awarded annually
  • $25,000 – Four awarded annually (One per region)

NESA STEM scholarship

Awarded to those who have chosen to pursue a career in a STEM-related field. Applicants for the STEM scholarship who are not selected, are automatically considered for a Cooke scholarship

  • $50,000 – One awarded annually

Create your NESA Scholarship Account (For First Time Scholarship Applicants ONLY)

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These scholarships are not available to students attending any of the U.S. military academies, because at these academies expenses covered by NESA scholarships are already paid by the United States government.

Only one scholarship application is necessary to fill out for ALL scholarship opportunities (Academic, Merit, NESA World Explorer) per year.