Girls currently enrolled in grades 5-12 who have provided significant community service over the past year are eligible to participate. Girl Scouts who have recently earned Silver and Gold Awards may be particularly good candidates. Groups are not eligible.
This unique youth recognition program, sponsored by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, has recognized more than 100,000 middle and high school students - including thousands of Girl Scouts - at the local, state and national level for outstanding acts of volunteerism over the past 19 years. Top winners receive sizable cash awards, engraved medallions and an all-expanse-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, DC, for the national awards ceremony in May 2015.
Girl Scouts can apply online at http://spirit.prudential.com/ . (Please use firstname.lastname@example.org as the certifying email address.) Application must be submitted by November 4, 2014. A committee will review applications and select one or more honorees to represent our council in the state-level judging. If you have any questions or need a paper version of the application, please call toll-free 877-525-8491.
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio awards continuing education scholarships annually to graduating senior Girl Scouts who epitomize the Girl Scout Mission and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. The number of scholarships available and scholarship value are determined each year based on current funding. Only graduating senior Girl Scouts may apply. Completed applications and required documentation (essay, transcript, letters of recommendation) must be submitted to GSNEO by April 1st of each year for consideration. A screening committee composed of Girl Scout staff and volunteers will evaluate all applications. Notification of scholarship awards will be made by June 1st of each year.
Click here for the GSNEO Girl Scout Scholarship Application
Girl Scouts of the USA has compiled the following list of universities/colleges, foundations, and Girl Scout Councils that offer scholarships, awards, and grants to Girl Scouts. Though the list is updated periodically, be sure to check with yoiur local council for any new information.
For additional information on college scholarships, you may want to contact your high school guidance counselor, reach out to the financial aid office of the school you wish to attend, and/or check the Web sites linked on the web page below.
With some targeted research, you can uncover helpful information on securing grants and scholarships. Always be careful of the information you share online. Before beginning your search, be sure to take the Girl Scouts Internet Safety Pledge.
Click on the link below to search for scholarships in Ohio.
GSUSA - Scholarships for Girl Scouts
Open to Scouts who are registered, active members of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or a Sea Scout Ship who have received the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Venture Silver Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.
Scouts should submit the 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.
Local VFW Posts select one winner from the entries received. Posts then submit their local winner to their respective VFW Department (state) by April 1. From there, the Department selects a winner and forwards the entry to the VFW National Headquarters by May 1 for national-level judging.
For more information and an application visit: http://vfw.org/Community/Scout-of-the-Year-Scholarship/
Scholarships of up to $250 will be distributed annually through the Georgianna Bonds Domestic Travel Scholarship Fund to young women in Girl Scouts of North East Ohio who plan to travel with Girl Scout troops/groups. The number of scholarships available and scholarship value are determined each year based on current funding. Completed applications are due on December 1st each year.
Georgianna Bonds Domestic Travel Scholarship
Scholarships of up to $500 will be distributed annually through the Susan Allen Memorial Travel Scholarship Fund to young women in Girl Scouts of North East Ohio who plan to travel internationally with Girl Scout troops/groups. The number of scholarships available and scholarship value are determined each year based on current funding. Completed applications are due on December 1st each year.
Susan Allen Memorial Travel Scholarship Application
Susan Allen was a long time Girl Scout and Leader in Brook Park and Berea and co-founded an International Travel Group in 1991. Her interest in travelling domestically and internationally developed in the 1980’s and blossomed with the first international trip with Senior Girl Scouts in 1994. She was inspired by this 7 country, 15 day trip, to obtain her MBA at Baldwin-Wallace College with an emphasis in international business. She continued to volunteer with Girl Scouts while earning her MBA. As a volunteer, she travelled with groups to Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Susan passed away from breast cancer in 2005. This memorial fund was organized by family and friends to honor her memory.