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Scholarships for:

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

Graduating Seniors

Gold Award Recipients

For Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors:

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honors outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet through leadership and courage in public service. Girl Scouts are excellent candidates for these awards. Nominations may be made by adults who have solid knowledge of the nominee and her work but who are not related to the nominee.

Each year, the Barron Prize selects 10 winners nationwide who receive $5,000 to support their higher education or their service work.

Application deadline is April 15, 2015. Find out more, here.


For Graduating Seniors:

The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program awards financial assistance to college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.  Each year, scholars will receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient.

The 2015 application deadline is January 8, 2015. For more information, please visit

Kiwanis Club of Washington, DC Joe Riley Youth Leadership Award

This scholarship program is open to any graduating high school senior that both resides in and attends school (public, private and charter schools) in the District of Columbia. Applications will be judged on leadership qualities as demonstrated by their contribution to their school and community, financial need, and academic achievement. More than $33,000 in cash scholarships will be awarded including a top award of $15,000. Students selected as semi-finalists will also recieve a new laptop computer.

The deadline for scholarship application is March 2, 2015. For more information and to apply, please visit

Thursday Network I EMPOWER Scholarship Fund

The Thursday Network accepts applications annually for its annual I EMPOWER Scholarships.  Students in high school in the District of Columbia, Prince George's County (MD) or Montgomery County (MD), who are planning to enroll in a four-year college or university and who have a GPA of 2.8 or higher are eligible to apply.

The application deadline is February 15. For more information, please visit

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 visit

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 US citizen, has been an active Girl Scout for at least 5 years, demonstrates financial need, in academic good standing, and currently lives in Montgomery County or was a resident of the county during the time she was a Girl Scout.

The Spring 2015 Application is available now, and the deadline to apply is January 26, 2015.

For more information, please visit, contact, or call (240) 567-4021,

Trinity University/Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital

Trinity 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 will award the following merit scholarships and grants to active Girl Scouts and Troop Leaders who meet Trinity's academic requirements and who choose to attend Trinity:

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 scout is eligible.

For more information, visit
and contact Trinity's Office of Admissions at 202-884-9400.

More Scholarships for College-Bound High School Seniors

Girl Scouts of the USA maintains a list of schools that offer scholarships to Girl Scouts. Check it out at:


For Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients:

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital Gold Award Scholarships  

Sarah and Lawrence Phillips Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship Fund (10 scholarships)
Gold Award Scholarship in Honor of Marilynn Carr (1 scholarship)
Shenandoah Region Gold Award Scholarships (3 scholarships)

High school seniors who have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award are eligible for one of 14 $1,000 educational scholarships awarded by Girl Scouts Nation's Capital. A Gold Award Scholarship Selection Committee, comprised of local businesswomen, reviews the written applications and identifies 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. Sarah and Lawrence Phillips, long-time Girl Scout volunteers, have provided Girl Scouts Nation's Capital with a generous gift to support the Gold Award Scholarship Program. Additional gifts from anonymous donors fund the Gold Award Scholarship in Honor of Marilynn Carr and the Shenandoah Region Gold Award Scholarships.    

The application deadline is March 16, 2015.  All girls selected as Finalists must be available to interview at the GSCNC Main Office in Spring 2015.  

Download Gold Award Scholarship Application  PDF Word

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. visit

Information about the next NYWOD competition has not yet been released by Girl Scouts of the USA.  Girl Scouts Nation's Capital will post the information as soon as it is received, but it is likely that the next application deadline will not occur until Spring 2015. 

The VFW Scout of the Year Award

The Veterans of Foreign Wars hosts an annual competition to identify the Scout of the Year, and 2012 is the first year that this scholarship is available to Girl Scouts! 
To be eligible, a girl must be at least 15 years old, and have earned the Gold Award.  Three students are selected to receive awards nationally, and scholarship values range between $1000 and $5000.

Applications are due to your local VFW no later than March 1, 2015.  For more information, visit

The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting

The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting offers two scholarships. The recipient for first place will receive $1,000 and the runner up will receive $500 upon acceptance to a four year accredited college or university. The candidates are evaluated on their involvement in their church, school, community, scholastic achievements, and Scouting.

The 2015 application deadline is May 1, 2015.  For more information, visit!scholarship/c15of

Questions about scholarships? Contact Ashlee Warren, Teen Program Specialist, at with general questions, or the contact person listed on the website of each award for specifics about that award.

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