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About Gold Award Scholarships


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:  

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Girl Scouts of the USA National Young Women of Distinction Award

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.  

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Trinity Washington University/Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital

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: $1,000

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. 

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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. 

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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, 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 with general questions, or the contact person listed on the website of each award for specifics about that award.