The Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application. (The application year is the calendar year, 01 Jan. to 31 Dec.) The year that Eagle was awarded is not restricted. College plans do not need to be completed in order to receive the cash scholarship. The competition is conducted in three phases, local (Chapter), State (Society), and National. The competition is usually entered through the Chapter level.