Our Mission

The mission of the Matthew T Stevenson Scholarship Trust is to provide higher education assistance to deserving Eagle Scouts in the WD Boyce Council in the form of computer and related technology. Awards are given in memory of Matt Stevenson.

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Matt Stevenson was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Feb 25, 1993 in Mossville, IL. Matt continued to demonstrate the elements of the Scout Law as he proceeded through high school and college. He attended Illinois State University, where he majored in Computer Science. At the age of 23, Matt passed away as the result of leukemia, which he bravely fought for nearly 2 years. Close friends provided a lasting tribute to Matt’s memory through the development and funding of this scholarship fund. It is an exceptional tribute that combines Matt's love of Scouting, computers, and helping others.



Must be graduating (or recently graduated) from High School and pursuing higher education (College, Junior College, Trade School).
Must be a current or recent member of a Scout Troop within the WD Boyce Council.
The award is based on the Scout’s Scholarship, Service and Need.

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God & Church Award


Questions about the award? Click Here.

If you have questions that the information in this website cannot answer, please contact Tom Stevenson.

NOTE: Applications are due April 1st. Visit the Application page for more information. Applications are evaluated by the Trustees of the Matthew T Stevenson Scholarship Trust. They are objectively reviewed and compared against the stated award criteria.


Get Involved

If you would like contribute to our endeavor to help deserving Eagle Scouts reach their educational goals, please consider donating to the Matthew T Stevenson Scholarship Trust. We are a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  All donations are tax deductible as allowed under US tax law. We accept donations by mail. *Be sure to include your name and address so that we may mail you a record of your donation for tax purposes. Please make the check out to Matthew T Stevenson Scholarship Trust and mail to:

Benjamin F Edwards
Attn: Art Laine
5832 North Knoxville Suite B
Peoria, IL 61614

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Previous Recipients

Previous recipients of the Matthew T Stevenson Scholarship Award

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The Matthew T Stevenson Scholarship Trust also supports St. Jude, Children’s Hospital Colorado,
and Family House in memory of Matt.

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