Explore the possibilities!
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.
Please note, we update this listing annually. Most of the deadlines are in April and May. For questions, please contact Customer Care at 1-888-689-1912.
For additional scholarships and awards for Girl Scouts, check out the GSUSA Scholarship webpage. You’ll find a great scholarship search tool, free access to CollegeLab for Girl Scouts, and more. Anyone who has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award is also eligible for GSUSA Gold Award Scholarship nomination. Contact your local Program Manager to find out more.
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 due on or before August 1st.
You can find the application here.
Colleges like Brenau University in Gainesville, GA, offers scholarships to those who’ve earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. Brenau University offers a scholarship of $1,000. For more information on this scholarship and more, please see Girl Scouts of the USA's website.
Contact Brenau's Office of Financial Aid for assistance:
High School seniors in the Hall, Lumpkin, Clarke, and Habersham counties who have been actively involved in Girl Scouts are eligible for a $1000 college scholarship. A Scholarship Selection Committee comprised of members of Gainesville Alumni Troop 2012 will review all applications, interview finalists for the scholarship, and select the scholarship recipients. Applications are due April 15th!
Download the application packet HERE, and submit by email, by mail, or hand deliver to the council office by April 15.
Yearly, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia awards Gold Award Scholarships. The number of recipients varies depending on donations to this fund. 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. Applications are due April 15th.
Find more information and the application here.
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 due April 15th.
You can find the application here.
Consider gifting your graduate a Lifetime Membership to Girl Scouts! The Lifetime Membership fee is usually $400, but we offer a young adult option (for anyone 18-29 years old) at the reduced price of $200. For more information, please contact our Customer Care Team at 1-888-689-1912 or click here.
Savannah Technical College offers a $500* scholarship for Girl Scouts from any council who have earned their Silver Award or Gold Award and attend Savannah Technical College.
To apply, visit the college website. Applicants should submit a brief essay about their Girl Scout High Award project and a letter of reference from a troop leader. For more information, visit the website. Have questions? Contact Gail Eubanks, Executive Director, STC Foundation at 912-443-3022 or by email.
*Scholarship money can be applied to tuition, fees, books, and other academic-related supplies purchased at the STC Campus Shop.
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.