Congratulations! You’ve worked hard as a Girl Scout by building marketable skills like teamwork and leadership, collecting community service hours and earning awards like the Girl Scout Silver Award or Girl Scout Gold Award. Although it can seem overwhelming, all of this hard work is going to pay off when it comes time for college applications and scholarships. In order to make this process easier, we’ve collected a list of scholarships and resources to help make your college dreams an affordable reality.
Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarships (6)
Yearly, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia awards scholarships to six of our Girl Scout Gold Awardees- one from each region (Athens-Gainesville, Augusta, Savannah, Albany, Columbus and Macon). These $500 scholarships are not restricted to a specific area of study and are open to any registered, graduating senior with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Application due April 6, 2017. Interviews to follow.
Legacy Circle Scholarships (6)
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia’s Legacy Circles are proud to offer six scholarships of $500. A recipient will be chosen from each region (Athens-Gainesville, Augusta, Savannah, Albany, Columbus and Macon) and must be a currently registered graduating senior with a minimum GPA of 2.5. There are no field of study restrictions. Applications are due April 6, 2017. Interviews to follow.
Jeanne McPherson Stansell Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is sponsored by the Stansell family in association with Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. The recipient must be a registered Girl Scout, a graduating senior with minimum GPA of 2.5 and an education major. Applications are due May 1, 2017.
Al’Shondra Harris Book Scholarship (2)
Intended to cover the rising cost of books, this scholarship honors Patricia Caulton and requires that recipients earn a minimum GPA of 2.75 and their Girl Scout Gold Award. Applications are due August 1, 2017.
Sue Boyd Chipman Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship
Middle Georgia State University (MGSU) is proud to offer the Sue Boyd Chipman Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship. This scholarship fund was established to honor Sue Boyd Chipman, who served as the longtime CEO for Girl Scouts of Middle Georgia. As recognized leader in non-profit management and fundraising and an advocate for education and the advancement of women, Sue is an excellent namesake for this scholarship that encourages and supports girls who’ve earned their Girl Scout Gold Award. Deadline to apply on MGSU website is May 15, 2017.
Additionally, colleges like Brenau University in Gainesville, GA and Wesleyan College in Macon, GA offer scholarships to those who’ve earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. Brenau University offers a scholarship of $1,000; Wesleyan College offers a $9,000 scholarship. For more information on these scholarships and more, please see Girl Scouts of the USA's website.
Looking for more ways to cut costs? Consider scholarships for community service or leadership. As a Girl Scout, you’re an excellent candidate for these skill-based awards! These scholarships can be found on various websites like GAfutures, Georgia Student Finance Commission and scholarships.com.