Scholarships are available for membership registration, and council-sponsored programs and events.
Scholarship requests must made by the parent/guardian. Complete the Scholarship Form and include it with the membership and/or event/camp registration form. Submit them together, to the Council Registrar, along with the appropriate deposit and/or fee. All information provided on the application is strictly confidential. To verify income, parents/guardians must submit a copy of their Federal Income Tax return unless they submit a Public Assistance case number.
For events and the membership fee, the Girl Scout family will be expected to pay 10% of the membership and/or event fee. Scholarships may be requested at any time. For resident camp, the Girl Scout family will be expected to pay the registration deposit ($40 for individual girls and $25 for family events) plus 10 percent of the total resident camp fee. Scholarship forms for resident camp must be submitted prior to April 1.
Scholarships are awarded based both on apparent need and the availability of funds. Scholarships will not be granted when there is an outstanding debt, (i.e., NSF check, delinquent fall product, cookie sale monies, and/or debts to the Council shop). Scholarships are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.
Scholarships may be requested and awarded for each of the following once per membership year:
- Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA )membership registration fee
- One council-operated event as listed in both the fall/winter and spring/summer editions of the S’more publication
- One day camp
- One resident camp
- GSUSA destinations
- Scholarships may be granted for additional girl opportunities and will be made available based on the availability of funds
GSWPA will determine the grant amount based on the family income, circumstances and budgetary limitations. The parent/guardian will be notified by letter regarding the scholarship granted.