Colleges and universities recognize the merits of the Girl Scout experience by making scholarships and grants available to Girl Scouts and recipients of the Girl Scout Gold Award.
Girls seeking scholarships should contact their high school guidance counselor or the financial-aid office at the school they wish to attend for information on any scholarships that might be available to Girl Scouts. Read a full list of scholarships for Girl Scouts. Some local scholarships are listed below.
Chatham University Girl Scout Scholarships
Grow your talents and discover new ones. Expand your mind and explore the world. You’ll be amazed at the big thinking–and big opportunities–that unfold everyday at Chatham. Take classes in another country. Learn what it means to live green. Develop an entrepreneurial spirit. And get involved in the world on a more meaningful level. Small class sizes and dedicated professors let you soar and explore in unbelievable ways. Chatham University offers unique scholarship opportunities for Girl Scouts.
$6,000 Girl Scout Gold Scholarship - Offered to Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients; must provide proof of membership and completed Girl Scout scholarship application. Renewable annually based on a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, full-time enrollment and participation in Chatham’s community service activities.
$2,000 Girl Scout Leadership Award - Offered to women who were members of Girl Scouts for a minimum of two years but not Gold Award recipients; must provide proof of membership and completed girls scout scholarship application. Renewable annually based on a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, full-time enrollment and participation in Chatham’s community service activities.
WaysToHelp.org invites teens in the United States to apply for grants to fund their community service ideas across any one of 16 issue areas. You can apply for a grant, by visiting www.waystohelp.org and for any issue area, selecting "See Ways To Help" followed by "Apply for a Grant". Applications are short - just 5,000 words or less - and should summarize: how the project will involve others, who it will help, what effect it's expected to have, when it will start and how the funds will be used. Grant requests are reviewed and responded to on a monthly basis. (Deadline: Ongoing)
Do Something Seed Grants, Growth Grants and Scholarships
Are you working to start a community action project or program? Do you need money to turn your ideas into action? Did you create a sustainable community action project, program or organization that you want to grow? Are you looking for funding to take your already successful project to the next level? $500 grants and $2,000 scholarships are available at www.dosomething.org/grants/join-the-surge
Aerospace Scholars program
Partnering with Teaching From Space, the Office of Education at Johnson Space Center will pilot a project in 2011 to target girls from across the United States to address the issue of under-representation of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) professions. The Women in STEM High School Aerospace Scholars (WISH) application will be available fall 2010. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, female high school juniors, interested and excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics; committed to a one-year relationship with Johnson Space Center; 3.25 or higher grade point average; and access to the Internet.
From Girls Write Now
Got a piece so good you need to share it with the world? Want a little extra incentive to finish a piece or try out new unchartered genres? Here’s a chance to get your writing published or win scholarship money! Check out www.girlswritenow.org.