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.
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Georgianna Bonds Domestic Travel 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.
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Susan Allen Memorial 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 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.
Other Girl Scout Continuing Education Scholarship Opportunities
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 your local council for any
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 on-line. 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.
Are you interested in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Math) career? Affordable Colleges Online has a catalog of scholarships
and grant opportunities exclusively for women in STEM along with other
STEM career related resources.
The Loris and Merle Coe Memorial Scholarship deadline is
April 1st. This scholarship is specifically for a Boy
Scout who has earned an Eagle Scout Award or rank of Life Scout OR
Girl Scout who has earned Gold Award or Silver Award.
Through the VFW's Scout of the Year program, members of the
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who display standout citizenship,
patriotism and love of country have the opportunity to be rewarded
with college scholarships of up to $5,000.
Gold Award Girl Scout Scholarship: Thomas J. & Marjorie S. Gray Foundation
GSNEO has received generous funding from the Thomas J. &
Marjorie S. Gray Foundation to award one $5,000 scholarship annually
to a Gold Award Girl Scout who meets the qualifications outlined
below. Scholarship awards will be granted to individuals who excel
academically, demonstrate proven leadership impact, and commit to
continued community engagement to make a difference in the community.
Those awarded with this competitive scholarship may be eligible to
apply annually for scholarship funds to support additional years of
undergraduate study. Awardee will be determined each year from the
group of new and returning applicants.
Applications due to GSNEO: November 15 annually
Eligibility Requirements: • Currently registered member of Girl
Scouts of North East Ohio • Gold Award Girl Scout •
Recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on 4.0 scale •
Enrolled in accredited college / university • Full time
undergraduate student with commitment to 4-year degree •
Complete and submit 4 essays • Include official grades with
GPA • Include 2 letters of recommendation • Application
complete and submitted on time • Requirements if Awarded:
• 90+ hours leadership service in community • Complete monthly
service report • Maintain connection with Girl Scouts