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    Gold Award Scholarship

    Offered by Girl Scouts

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 29, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $5,000

    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    April 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a high school senior or graduate who has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award sometime within the last year? If so, you may be eligible for the Gold Award Scholarship! The Gold Award Scholarship awards $10,000 to eligible applicants who submit essays that best summarize their Gold Award projects and how they benefitted their local or global community. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Girl Scouts

    The Girl Scouts are a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. It was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. Today, girls at home and abroad participate in troops and groups in more than 92 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas. The mission of the Girl Scouts is to help girls grow courageous and strong through a wide variety of enriching experiences, such as field trips, skill-building sports clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Other Category

    Women

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must be Gold Award Girl Scouts.

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    4 essays

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