The National Catholic Committee on Scouting® has established the Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Distinguished Scout Scholarship to be awarded to five outstanding Catholic high school seniors who are Scouts in a BSA program and continuing their education in college.

Scholarship Awards: 

  • Five separate awards of $2000 each.
  • Must be used for the year awarded unless approved by Scholarship Committee.
  • Disbursement from the scholarship fund will be made directly to an accredited institution of higher learning at the beginning of the enrollment period.
  • The scholarship will be used to defray necessary costs of the awardee’s tuition, room or board.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Be a practicing Catholic.
  • Be a full time High-School Senior.
  • Be a registered young man or woman actively involved with a Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team or Venturing Crew.
  • Held or is currently holding a leadership role in his or her unit.
  • Earned the Ad Altare Dei or Pope Pius XII Religious Award.
  • Earned the Eagle Scout or Silver Award.
  • Provided service to his or her home parish (Altar Server, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, staffing youth retreats, etc.)
  • Held or is currently holding a leadership role in a school or community organization other than scouting.
  • Submit an application with four (4) letters of recommendations. One letter each must come from a religious institution, Scouting Unit, School, and Community.
  • Submit official high school transcript.
  • Submit an acceptance letter from an accredited institution of higher learning, if selected as a Scholarship recipient.
  • Provide a 3 X 5 picture with application.

Application:  (Click on the links below)

Applications [Word / PDF] must be received by March 1st. 
Visit our National Catholic Committee on Scouting website for more details about the selection process.

Joe Parajecki asks that if you have any questions that you please contact him at salmonman@wi.rr.com or 262-957-7546.