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!
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 Council's
Washington, D.C. office. 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 receive a $150 Visa
gift card. The application deadline is March 15, 2021 and interview
date is April 2021.
Download Gold Award
Scholarship Application (
Girl Scouts who have earned high awards should also consider the
following awards and scholarships:
National Gold Award Girl Scouts 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 honorees,
Any girl who completed her Girl Scout Gold Award between April 1,
2020, and March 31, 2021, is eligible to apply. Applications
will be open from April 1–24, 2021. We have made our Council
deadline April 25thin 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
Online to complete an application.
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.
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 14, 2021. For more
information, please click here.
Gold Award Girl Scouts who have been accepted to Sweet Briar College
- From anywhere in the U.S. one $2,500 award
Virginia and Georgia two awards of $2,500
- From Girl Scouts
Nation's Capital one $5,000 award
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
$500 for Bronze Award recipients
for more information on scholarships
For information, or to schedule a visit to our beautiful campus,
or contact our Office of Admission at (800) 456-9595.
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. Nominations and applications are open for the 2021 Diller
Teen Tikkun Olam Awards. Anyone can nominate a teen before December
18, 2020, or teens can apply directly by January 8, 2021. Apply or Nominate a Teen Today.
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
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.
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.
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
Students who are U.S. Citizens born between February 1, 2003 and
August 1, 2006 with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible to
apply. Please find a “Quick
Facts” sheet that provides additional information about the CBYX
program. You can also visit the ECA
website or www.ciee.org/cb for more
information. The online application can be found at www.usagermanyscholarship.org. The
application is due December 1, 2020.
Nextiva is offering a scholarship to high school junior and senior
students who meet the following criteria:
- Applicant must be a high school junior or senior
- Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Must be
located in the United States
Students pursuing higher education in business or STEAM-related
fields should apply. Scholarship recipients will receive a one-time
award of $1,000. The deadline for the application is December 1, 2020.
More information and details about this scholarship program can be
found at https://www.nextiva.com/scholarship.
The Philanthropic Educational Organization is awarding $2,500 to
exception high school seniors who are planning to attend a college or
university upon graduation. This is a competitive scholarship and
focuses on “excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular
activities, community service and potential for future success.”
Applications open September 1, 2020 and each applicant must be
sponsored by a chapter (40 chapters in Maryland, 76 in Virginia, 27 in
West Virginia and 16 in Washington, DC). Application process includes
an interview and vote by the chapter.
More information is available at https://www.peointernational.org/about-peo-star-scholarship-star.
eGirl Power is offering a $500-$1000 scholarship to Girl Scouts who
have earned the Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award. Interested candidates
must be 14-18 years old at the start of the program, be enrolled in
high school at the time of application, active in their community,
demonstrate a financial need and plan to pursue a college major in
STEM or Cybersecurity field. Further details can be found on the application.
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
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.
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, 2021. 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.