This year, 2021, GSUSA is launching a new scholarship program to
recognize and provide financial support to one Gold Award Girl Scout
per council. These Gold Award Girl Scouts have completed Gold Award
projects that demonstrate extraordinary leadership, measurable and
sustainable impact, and that address an issue of national and/or
Each Girl Scout council will select their scholarship recipient from
among the Gold Award Girl Scouts in their council, based on a rigorous
local review process. In addition to receiving an academic
scholarship, each recipient will receive an official letter of
notification, promotion that helps them reach a broad audience while
highlighting the importance and impact of their projects and
recognition at GSUSA’s Movement-wide Girl Scouts Change the World
Celebration on Saturday, October 9, 2021.
Who is eligible? Any
Gold Award Girl Scout whose Gold Award final report has been approved
by their council in GoGold, between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021,
is eligible to apply. Girl Scouts who earned their Gold Award after
March 2021 can apply for the scholarship in a future year.
Eligible girls can apply in GoGold. Simply log in to your account
and click on “Apply for a GSUSA Gold Award Scholarship” in the
dashboard. You will be asked to submit responses to four essay
questions, as well as a link to a video that is about a minute long.