Congratulations, you’ve earned the Girl
Scout Silver Award or gone for the Gold
Award. And guess what? You might be eligible to apply for a Girl
Scout scholarship! We know how hard all our girls work to make the
world a better place and we’re so excited to support you in your
continued leadership journey!
Girl Scouts Nation's Capital Gold Award Scholarships are made
possible by the generosity of: Sarah and Lawrence Phillips (ten
scholarships); a gift from an anonyomous donor in honor of Marilynn
Carr (one scholarship); and an endowment from Eva L. Woolridge and
Lynne Seibert-Steptoe (three scholarships).
High school seniors who have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award are
eligible for $1,000 educational scholarships awarded by Girl Scouts
Nation's Capital. A Gold Award Scholarship Selection Committee,
comprised of local businesswomen, review the written applications and
identify finalists to be interviewed in-person at the Washington, DC
Council office. Based on the interviews, committee members select the
scholarship recipients from all areas of the Council. Finalists who
are not selected to receive a scholarship each receive a $150 Visa
gift card. The application deadline is March 15. All girls
selected as Finalists must be available to interview at the Council
Washington, DC office in the spring 2016.
Download Gold Award Scholarship Application (Word)
Girl Scouts who have earned high awards should also consider the
following awards and scholarships:
Girl Scouts of the USA National Young Women of Distinction
National Young Woman of Distinction (NYWOD) is the designation
conferred by Girl Scouts of the USA on ten Girl Scout Gold Award
recipients whose final projects demonstrated extraordinary leadership,
had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local
challenge that related to a national and/or global issue. For more
information on past NYWOD girls, click here. Information about the next NYWOD competition
has not yet been released by Girl Scouts of the USA. Girl Scouts
Nation's Capital will keep you informed through Rallyhood as soon as
it is received, but it is likely that the next application deadline
will not occur until Spring 2015.
Trinity Washington University/Girl Scouts of the Nation's
Trinity Washington University is proud to join forces with Girl
Scouts Nation's Capital in celebrating women's achievements and
encouraging new generations of girls and women to pursue their dreams
through obtaining undergraduate and graduate degrees. Trinity
Washington University awards the following merit scholarships and
grants to active Girl Scouts and Troop Leaders who meet Trinity's
academic requirements and who choose to attend the university:
- Girl Scouts Scholarship for Gold Award Scouts: $5,000
- Girl Scouts Scholarship for Silver Award Scouts: $4,000
- Girl Scouts Scholarship: $3,000
- Troop Leader Grant:
These scholarships are available to Girl Scouts of Girl Scouts
Nation's Capital who attend the College of Arts and Sciences at
Trinity on a full-time basis during the academic year. These
scholarships are renewable annually if the student meets Trinity's
academic criteria for scholarship renewals, and these awards are in
addition to any other scholarships and financial aid for which the
Girl Scout is eligible.
For more information, click here
and contact Trinity's Office of Admissions at 202-884-9400.
Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation Scholarship
The Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation is dedicated to preserving
the memory of Corinne Schillings, a 26-year-old woman who lost her
life in the Baltimore Water Taxi accident on March 6, 2004.
Scholarship: The foundation will award scholarships to
deserving young women who have earned the Girl Scout Gold or Silver
Award and who plan to or are currently pursuing a college major or
minor in foreign language. This scholarship is renewable.
Grant: The foundation will provide an airfare stipend for a
Silver or Gold Award Girl Scout who plans to study abroad, regardless
of her major/minor. It is not necessary to be a scholarship recipient
to apply for this one-time grant; nor are scholarship recipients
excluded from applying. This grant is not renewable.
The application deadline is May 15, 2015. For more information,
please click here.
Boo Law Girl Scout Scholarship at Montgomery College
Dedicated Girl Scout volunteer, Boo Law, established the Boo Law Girl
Scout Scholarship at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. The
scholarship is available to a Girl Scout or former Girl Scout who is a
United States citizen, has been an active Girl Scout for at least five
years, demonstrates financial need, in good academic standing, and
currently lives in Montgomery County or was a resident of the county
during the time she was a Girl Scout.
For more information, please click here,
or call (240) 567-4021.
More Scholarships for College-Bound High School Seniors can be found
on the Girl Scouts of the USA website.
Questions about scholarships? Contact Teen Program Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org with general
questions, or the contact person listed on the website of each award
for specifics about that award.