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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!

Gold Award Scholarship


Girl Scouts Nation's Capital Gold Award Scholarships are made possible by the generosity of: Sara and Lawrence Phillips (ten scholarships); a gift from an anonymous donor in honor of Marilynn Carr (one scholarship); Elizabeth Sarah Gere in Memory of Gold Award Girl Scout Rachel Deitch (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, reviews the written applications and identifies finalists to be interviewed virtually. Based on the interviews, committee members select scholarship recipients from all areas of the Council. Finalists who are not selected to receive a scholarship each receives a $150 Visa gift card. The application deadline is March 15th, 2023 and girls must be available to interview in person at our DC office on April 27th 2023. 

Complete the Gold Award Scholarship Online Submission Form

Girl Scouts who have earned high awards should also consider the following awards and scholarships:  

 Girl Scouts of the USA Girl Scouts Change the World

Girl Scouts who earn their award between April 1st 2022 and March 31st 2023 are eligible to apply for the GSUSA Gold Award Scholarship. Girl Scout’s Nation’s Capital will communicate with eligible girls in April 2023 about how to begin the application process through the GoGold portal.


 American University- Perrin Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship

American University is proud to provide one need-based scholarship to support an American University undergraduate student who has earned the GSUSA Girl Scouts Gold Award. The scholarship may be renewed from year to year provided the recipient remains enrolled at the University and continues to meet the eligibility requirements. The award amount ranges from $1,000-$2,500.

The scholarship will be awarded annually in accordance with American University's financial aid policies to deserving undergraduate student(s) with demonstrated financial need. All questions about the scholarship, including how to apply, should be directed to Martin Lacki, Assistant Director of Financial Aid - / 202-885-6057.


 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. 

 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 Friday, May 13, 2023. For more information, please click here


 SweetBriar College

Gold Award Girl Scouts who have been accepted to Sweet Briar College can apply:

  • From anywhere in the U.S. one $2,500 award
  • From Virginia and Georgia two awards of $2,500
  • From Girl Scouts Nation's Capital  one $5,000 award

Hollins University Girl Scout Scholarships

With a long tradition of supporting young women as they grow into confident, creative thinkers! In addition to our generous merit scholarships and grants, we also offer additional, renewable scholarships to all admitted Girl Scouts:

$1,500 for Gold Award recipients
$1,000 for Silver Award recipients
$500 for Bronze Award recipients

Click here for more information on scholarships

For information, or to schedule a visit to our beautiful campus, visit or contact our Office of Admission at (800) 456-9595.

 Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program

Two scholarship awards amount is $500. The deadline to apply for the CNA Free Training scholarship is April 2 and the CNA Classes Near Me scholarship is on August 21.

The scholarship has the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be accepted into a state-approved Nurse Aide, CNA, or LNA training program by August 31st
  • Applicants must be a United States resident and at least 18 years old.
  • Entries must be received by August 21st and a winner will be contacted by August 31st

The scholarship winner will be determined once all entries have been reviewed. Applicants are selected on a variety of factors, including:

  • Scholarship application delivery (attention to detail with answers, grammar, etc.)
  • Your foundational reason for wanting to become a CNA
  • Your reasons for wanting to be awarded this scholarship

More information can be found at:



If you are a Gold Award Girl Scout and are accepted to Marymount, you will qualify for one of five Gold Award Scholarships worth $3,000 for first-year and transfer students.


African American Girl Scouts who are perusing College and interested in scholarship opportunities.


 Diller Teen Awards

Every year, the Helen Diller Family Foundation awards $36,000 each to up to 15 Jewish teens whose work embodies tikkun olam, or repairing the world. Anyone can nominate a teen, or teens can apply directly. Apply or nominate a teen today.  Apply or Nominate a Teen Today.

 Florida Institute of Technology Scholarship

Florida Institute of Technology is proud to offer a $2,500 scholarship to first-year students who have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award. To qualify, students must be accepted as a full-time undergraduate at Florida Tech’s Melbourne campus. Students must submit a copy of the certificate verifying their achievement prior to their admission to the university. The scholarship is renewable in subsequent years, so long as students meet Satisfactory Progress Standards.

 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.

 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 scholarship

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, 2023. A local VFW Post can be identified by zip code at 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

For more information about the scholarship application review process and the application itself please go to:

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) is a full scholarship exchange program that annually offers 250 young Americans the opportunity to live with a host family and attend high school in Germany for an academic year. CBYX is a fully-funded scholarship sponsored by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is jointly funded by the German Bundestag and the U.S. Congress.  

Scholarship Criteria

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) annually offers 250 young Americans the opportunity to live with a host family and attend high school in Germany for an academic year.

  • Fully-funded scholarship sponsored by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Jointly funded by the German Bundestag and the U.S. Congress.
  • Academic merit, as well as motivation, curiosity and flexibility are key components to a competitive application.
  • Previous German language experience is not required. Participants become fluent in German.
  • Alumni can connect with a global network of other State Department program alumni upon completion from the program.
  • This is also an excellent gap year program for those between high school and college!

Please find a “Quick Facts” sheet that provides additional information about the CBYX program. You can also visit the ECA website or for more information. The online application can be found at
The application is due December 1, 2021.

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