Since 1912, the rank of Eagle Scout has carried a special significance as it has only been awarded to 2.5 million Scouts of Scouts BSA, approximately 4% of all Scouts BSA (Boy Scouts of America).

Eagle Scout Ethos:
– Citizenship Training
– Character Development
– Personal Fitness

The Boy Scouts of America and the African Methodist Episcopal Church have been partners since 1938. Scouting is included in the African Methodist Episcopal Church’s Doctrine and Discipline of the AME Church. The natural alliance ensures the positive development of character and leadership qualities for future generations of Black/African American youth.

The Association of African Methodist Episcopal Scouts will award up to twenty (20) $500 scholarships annually, one (1) to each District.

The scholarship will recognize the efforts of Eagle Scouts (equivalent) who meet the following qualifications:


– Attained the rank of Eagle Scout (equivalent);
– Be a Black/African American Scout;
– Be a registered/active member of an African Methodist Episcopal Scout unit;
– Be in their final year of high school (equivalent) with a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0;
– Submit two letters of recommendation from the high school administrator and Scout Leader.


Enclosure checklist: Each enclosure must have the Eagle Scout’s name and scouting unit.

⎕  High School (equivalent) Transcript
⎕  Two letters of recommendations (high school administrator and Scout Leader)
⎕  One letter of recommendation from the Eagle Scout
⎕  One color photo of the Eagle Scout in official dress uniform/Class A (equivalent)

The award recipients will be announced during the annual District Conferences, and an article will be submitted to The Christian Recorder. The scholarship award will be presented by a member of the Association of African Methodist Episcopal Scouts. The scholarship funds will be paid directly to the college, university, or vocational institution the Eagle Scout (equivalent) decides to attend. For additional scholarship information, please visit.

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

Digital Submission Form

Complete digital form or mail in completed paper form.