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, 2020 and interview
date is April 16, 2020.
Download Gold Award
Scholarship Application ( Word )
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,
2019, and March 31, 2020, is eligible to apply. Applications
will be open from April 1–24, 2020. 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.
The Animal Welfare Institute is offering a scholarship to eligible
high school seniors in the U.S. Interested candidates should 1) have
demonstrated a commitment to animal welfare through volunteer work
and/or advocacy and 2) intend to pursue a career that will seek to
reduce animal suffering and protect vulnerable species.
Applications will be accepted through February
16th and up to 12 students will be selected to receive
scholarships of $2,000 each. Recipients will be announce at the end of
March 2020. More information, including a link to the application
form, can be found at awionline.org/scholarship.
Marymount University is proud to offer a scholarship to recipients of
the Girl Scouts Gold Award. Marymount will award up to 5, $3,000
one-time scholarships to entering first-college or transfer students
that have received the prestigious award from the Girl Scout
Apply online at https://apply.marymount.edu/register/girlscout19
The deadline for applying is April 1st.
here for more information
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 15, 2020. 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.
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.
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, 2020. 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 email@example.com.
For more information about the scholarship application review
process and the application itself please go to: http://www.vfw.org/scout.
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 CBYX program is for motivated high school students who want to
experience a different culture and learn a language through a full
immersion experience. 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, earn a competitive edge in
college applications and 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
Students who are U.S. Citizens born between February 1, 2002 and
August 1, 2005 with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to
apply. CIEE administers the program to students in AZ, CO, FL, GA, KS,
KY, MN, NE, NC, NM, OH, OK, SC, TX, UT, VA, WV, WY, DC and Puerto
Rico. 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 3, 2019.
The Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
(NoVAC) is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 higher education
scholarships, and will award up to $15,000 to outstanding students.
• Reside in the City of Fairfax, City of Alexandria, City of
Falls Church, the County of Arlington, and the area of Fairfax County
with an Alexandria mailing address.
• Be a graduating high school senior in the 2018-2019 academic
• Submit a formal application with intent to attend a college
or university accredited by one of the six regional commissions in the
United States and participate in curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree.
• Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or
greater on a 4.0 scaled as verified by an official high school
Complete and pass all necessary standardized tests
Deadline:Complete applications are due to NoVAC before 11:59pm on
March 8, 2019.
An application is not complete until NoVAC receives all required
documents via US Postal Service or electronic submission.
For an application and more details visit www.dstnovac.org or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.