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Scholarships

You might be eligible to apply for a Girl Scout scholarship! We know how hard all our girls work to make the world and a better place and we’re so excited to support you in your continued leadership journey!

Girl Scouts of the USA has compiled a list of universities/colleges, foundations, and Girl Scout councils that offer scholarships, awards, and grants to Girl Scouts. This list can be accessed here

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GSUSA Gold Award Scholarship:

The Girl Scouts of the USA Gold Award Scholarship is a scholarship program that recognizes the outstanding achievement of and provides financial support to one Gold Award Girl Scout per council. These scholarship recipients have completed Gold Award projects that demonstrate extraordinary leadership, measurable and sustainable impact, and that address an issue of national and/or global significance. 

Any Gold Award Girl Scout whose Gold Award final report has been approved by their council in GoGold, between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022, is eligible to apply. 

Learn more.

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State of Texas Gold Award Scholarship:

Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship recipient will be eligible to receive her scholarship after graduation from high school and must utilize the award within one year of graduation, unless other arrangements are made with the committee. The scholarship check will be mailed directly to the university or higher educational institution to be applied toward tuition. Unused funds will revert back to the Statewide Gold Award Scholarship Endowment Fund.

Eligibility

  • Have earned the Gold Award in the state of Texas and received approval for final project by April 1, 2022 
  • Currently registered as a Girl Scout in a Texas Girl Scout Council 
  • Has a need for financial assistance 
  • Plans to enroll/is enrolled in a college, university, or higher education institute during the calendar year from June 1, 2022 - May 31, 2023 
  • Has a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average 
  • Fills out and submits the Statewide Gold Award Scholarship Application & required supplemental materials 

Application Deadline: Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. 

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Girl Scouts Gold Award Scholarship

This scholarship fund at Community Foundation of West Texas was established by Frances Winn to benefit Girl Scouts members who have achieved the Gold Award.

Eligibility: a High School senior who will graduate from an accredited Texas High School who has achieved her Gold Award. Preference will be given to Lubbock County Girl Scouts.

Application is available here. Application deadline is July 1.

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Elks National Foundation: 

Elks National Foundation offers a scholarship opportunity through their Most Valuable Student scholarship.

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Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Annual Scholarship:

Awarded based on participation and leadership in community and school activities, academic achievement, and financial need. www.fwhcc.org or contact 817-625-5411. 

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YSA Grants: 

Through YSA Grants, you can harness the creativity, energy and unique perspective of young people to grow stronger communities, foster student achievement, and build workplace readiness skills. www.YSA.org/grants