College plans do not have to be completed in order to receive the awards.
Three awards are given: National First Place Winner receives $10,000; Runner-up receives $6,000; and 2nd Runner-up receives $4,000.
Each Eagle Scout must complete an application form, a four-generation ancestor chart, and a 500-word patriotic themed essay.
The competition is conducted in three phases: the local Chapter level, State Society level, and National level.
The First Place Winner will be asked to appear at the NSSAR Annual Congress, held in June or July, to be recognized and receive the award.
The awards may be taken as either a cash award, or as a scholarship to an educational institution.
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all Eagle Scouts interested in the American Revolution to participate in the Arthur M. The contest is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and, except as provided in the paragraph below, have not reached their nineteenth birthday during the year of application.
The year that the Eagle rank was awarded is not restricted.
To be eligible an Eagle Scout needs to be a high school senior residing in the council service area with a minimun 3.0 grade point average and demonstrated leadership.
(Okay to earn the rank in another council.) Eagle Scouts who will be high school seniors during the current school year should plan to apply.