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, 2017. All girls
selected as Finalists must be available to interview at the Council
Washington, DC office on April 27, 2017.
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.
Any girl who completed her Girl Scout Gold Award between April 1,
2016, and March 31, 2017, is eligible to apply. Applications
will be open from April 1–25, 2017. We have made our Council
deadline April 25th in order to give us enough time to
properly review applications before they are due to GSUSA. You MUST be
nominated by your council and have a completed Gold Award Project in
Go Gold Online to complete an application.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions and how to
apply if you already completed your Gold Award and did not use Go Gold
Online. NYWOD Application Questions can be found here.
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 19, 2017. For more information,
please click here.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Scout of the Year Scholarship
Annually, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States awards
three individuals who are: Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Award
recipients, Venture Summit Award recipients and/or Sea Scout
Quartermasters who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the
qualities of that rank. Girl Scouts who are currently registered
and have earned the Gold Award are eligible to apply.
The Scholarship Awards are as follows:
- $5,000 1st place National scholarship
- $3,000 2nd
place National scholarship
- $1,000 3rd place National
Girl Scouts should download and submit a completed VFW Scouting
Scholarship form, resume of high school activities, scouting record,
community service record and letters of recommendation to a local VFW
Post no later than March 1, 2017. A local VFW Post can be
identified by zip code at www.vfw.org. Please note: The scouting
record should be written by the Girl Scout herself. If a confirmation
that she earned her Gold Award is needed please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the scholarship application review
process and the application itself please go to: http://www.vfw.org/scout
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, email Scholarships@montgomerycollege.edu, or call
More Scholarships for College-Bound High School Seniors can be found
on the Girl Scouts of the USA website.
Questions about scholarships? Contact Program Department
Administrative Assistant, at email@example.com with general questions, or
the contact person listed on the website of each award for specifics
about that award.