Scholarships for Girl Scouts

Many colleges and universities across the United States go out of their way to offer scholarships specifically to Girl Scout Gold Award winners. If you are a Girl Scout and more specifically, if you have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award for a special achievement, you should pursue this opportunity to get free funding towards your college tuition. Here are just few of many scholarships that are available to Girl Scouts.

Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $1,500 (renewable up to $6,000)

The Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation awards scholarships to deserving young women who plan to or are currently pursuing a major or minor in a foreign language. Only students who have earned the Girls Scout Silver or Gold Award are eligible to apply for this annual, renewable award of $1,500. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation that is written by a Girl Scout staff or volunteer within the past 6 months. All applicants are also required to write an essay on a specified topic and show documentation to verify receipt of the Award.

Recipients may be able to renew the award every year for a maximum award of $6,000 over a four year period provided they meet the continuation requirements. This includes maintaining a B or better GPA overall and 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the foreign language.

Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York

Amount: Varies

Hoftstra University awards scholarships to recipients of the Girl Scout Gold Award, provided that the Award was won within 3 years prior to submitting their application. When applying for this scholarship, you will be required to submit a copy of your gold award certificate along with a letter from the Girl Scouts stating the date the award.

Freshmen students must have earned a minimum composite score of 23 on ACT or 1140 on the SAT, in addition to which they must be in the top 10% of their high school graduating class.

Transfer students applying for the scholarship must have completed at least 24 credits and attained a 3.5 GPA or higher at all schools they had previously attended.

The scholarship amount varies and is renewable each year provided the student meets the renewal criteria.

University of Tennessee at Martin

Amount: $800 (renewable up to $3,200)

If you are a recipient of Girl Scouts of America Gold Award and you are applying to the University of Tennessee at Martin, you may be eligible to apply for their renewable $800 scholarship. The eligibility criteria include a 3.0 GPA minimum in high school and a 21 ACT composite score. Recipients of this award must live in university housing.

To renew the award every year for a total amount of $3,200 over a period of four years, you must maintain a 3.0 GPA at the end of each spring semester.


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