The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. To be eligible for the American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year award, some of the requirements include: being an Eagle Scout; having received the appropriate Boy Scout religious emblem; having demonstrated practical citizenship in church, school, Scouting and community; and reached the age of 15 and enrolled in high school at time of selection.
Noah Ventura of Mt. Vernon, VA is the 2020 American Legion’s National Eagle Scout of the Year Runner-Up.
Ventura, is a high school Senior at Gonzaga College High School. He is the Veterans Foreign Wars (VFW) Virginia Eagle Scout of the Year and American Legion Virginia Eagle Scout of the Year. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout in January 2017 and was inducted in the NCAC Youth Leadership Society in 2019. Noah Ventura is also an Eagle Scout with Crew 1022/Troop 1509. Other achievements for Ventura include Order of the Arrow (OA) Virginia Central Area Section Chief, OA Golden Tooth Recipient, Vigil Honor Member, National Youth Leadership Training Senior Patrol Leader, and Congressional Bronze Award. He has a strong interest in STEM and has earned the BSA Supernova Awards; Thomas Edison (2017), Dr. Bernard Harris Award (2015) and William H. Townes Award (2013).
The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will receive a $10,000 scholarship. As the American Legion, Eagle Scout of the Year Runner Up Noah will receive a $2,500 scholarship.