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Scholarships

Congratulations, you’ve earned the Gold Award! And guess what? You might be eligible to apply for a Girl Scout scholarship! We know how hard all our girls work to make the world a better place and we’re so excited to support you in your continued leadership journey!

Betty G. Norris Gold Award Scholarship: $2,500

A $2,500 academic scholarship for one high school senior member of Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline who has earned the Gold Award or will have completed it before starting her post-secondary or vocational education. One scholarship awarded each year. 

An application can be completed here online (this scholarship application opens December 1 and closes March 1 each year). More details can be found here.

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Girl Scouts of the USA National Gold Award Girl Scouts

Every year, ten exceptionally inspiring Gold Award Girl Scouts are chosen as National Gold Award Girl Scouts (view this year's receipients). This honor is given to Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors whose Gold Award projects demonstrated extraordinary leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local challenge related to a national and/or global issue. These young women are taking matters into their own hands, generating much-needed change! 

Councils are asked to select their top three Gold Award Girl Scouts using GoGold Online. Girl Scouts who would like their councils to consider nominating them as National Gold Award Girl Scouts are required to use GoGold Online. GSUSA then ensures a rigorous review process, during which each application is thoroughly evaluated by GSUSA staff and an external panel of trusted partners. Once the list is narrowed, GSUSA's internal National Gold Award Girl Scout team selects the top ten.

VFW Scout of the Year Contest: $1,000-$5,000

This award scholarship recognizes Gold Award Girl Scouts and Eagle Scouts who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the qualities of that rank. Awards at the national level range from $1,000 to $5,000. Information as well as the Scout of the Year application can be found here

KPMG Future Leaders Program: $10,000 per each year of college

KPMG Future Leaders Program selects top-achieving female high school seniors from across the United States for a $10,000 scholarship for each year of college (four years). Selected students attend a three-day retreat at Stanford University the summer before their freshman year of college and participate in a yearlong mentorship program in which they are paired with a female leader from KPMG Women's Leadership Summit. Applications are due in January of each year.

Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship: Sweet Briar College

Two awards, each valued at $2,500, are available for eligible incoming first-year students who have achieved the Girl Scout Gold Award. One is designated for a student who is a member of a Girl Scout troop in Virginia, while the other is open to a Girl Scout troop member anywhere in the United States. The scholarship is renewable for four years of study at Sweet Briar if a grade point average of 3.0 is maintained. More info here. Check-out this flyer regarding Girl Scouts at Sweet Briar College

Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship: Hollins University

The amount awarded varies. Submit proof of your Girl Scout Award to the Hollins University Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance before February 1 of the year you enroll. The scholarship amount is renewable and can be used only toward tuition. Open only to first-year students. More info here

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: $1,000-$5,000

This program sponsored by Prudential Financial, in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, recognizes young people for their volunteer service. All state-level honorees will receive special recognition; top high school and middle school volunteers receive silver medallions, $1,000 awards, and an all-expense paid trip to the nation's capital for several days of national recognition events.

The top 10 youth volunteers will be announced at a ceremony, and each will receive an additional $5,000, a gold medallion, a crystal trophy and a $5,000 grant from the Prudential Foundation for a charitable non-profit of their choice. Open to any Girl Scout Cadette, Senior or Ambassador; however particularly well-qualified candidates will likely be Silver and Gold Award recipients. Applications are normally due in early November of each year. Email your application to info@gsvsc.orgMore info here