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Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities for Girls
Girl Scouts of the USA has compiled a list of universities/colleges, foundations, and Girl Scout councils that offer scholarships, awards and grants to Girl Scouts. Search for available scholarships here.

The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting

The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting offers two scholarships. The recipient for first place will receive $1,000 and the runner up will receive $500 upon acceptance to a four year accredited college or university. The candidates are evaluated on their involvement in their church, school, community, scholastic achievements, and Scouting.

Eligibility requirements

  • Be a registered active member of a Boy or Girl Scout unit.
  • Have earned the Eagle Scout Award for boys or the Gold Award for girls.
  • Be an active member of an Eastern Orthodox Church and must have received the Alpha Omega Religious Scout Award.
  • Have demonstrated practical citizenship in their church, school, Scouting unit, and community.
  • Be enrolled in an accredited high school, and in their final year.
  • Submit four letters of recommendation with the application: one letter from leaders of each of the following groups: religious institution, school, community leader, and head of Scouting unit.

Starting in 2005, the Russian Children’s Welfare Society, Inc, has funded an additional scholarship for $1,000 for a Scout who is of Russian descent and meets the above eligibility requirements.

The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting Scholarship Committee will award the three national scholarships to the recipients who best meet the qualifications and not on a “need” basis. Applications can be obtained from E.O.C.S. Chairman, George N. Boulukos, 862 Guy Lombardo Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520 and they must be submitted by May 1st of each year. To contact, call 518-868-4050.

Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation Scholarship

The Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation is dedicated to preserving the memory of Corinne Schillings, a 26-year-old woman who lost her life in the Baltimore Water Taxi accident on March 6, 2004.

Scholarship: The foundation will award scholarships to deserving young women who have earned the Girl Scout Gold or Silver Award and who plan to or are currently pursuing a college major or minor in foreign language. This scholarship IS renewable.

Grant: The foundation will provide airfare for a Silver or Gold Award Girl Scout who plans to study abroad, regardless of her major/minor. It is not necessary to be a scholarship recipient to apply for this one-time grant; nor are scholarship recipients excluded from applying. This grant is NOT renewable.

For further information about Corinne, the foundation, or to obtain the downloadable scholarship and grant applications, visit the foundation’s Web site at: www.cjsfoundation.org or contact or call: 708-957-3684 or 630-886-0507

The Elks Foundation Scholarship

The Elks Foundation annually provides a scholarship fund to Girl Scout Gold Award recipients. One recipient in each of the eight Girl Scout Service areas receives a $6,000 scholarship ($1,500 a year for four years). This fund is administered by GSUSA, and the Elks Foundation disburses the money directly to the college or university. This scholarship opportunity is open to every Girl Scout Gold Award recipient graduating in June of the year the scholarships are offered. To find out more about the Elks Award, and receive an application packet, contact your local council or scholarships@girlscouts.org.

VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship
Who Can Enter

Girl Scouts who are registered, active members of a Girl Scout Troop who have received the Girl Scout Gold Award can enter. Girl Scouts must be 15 years of age and have demonstrated practical citizenship in school, scouting, and the community. Girls must be enrolled in high school at the time of the selection.

Note: All applicants still in high school who reach their 18th birthday during the nomination year remain eligible if otherwise qualified.

How to Enter

Girl Scouts should download and submit a completed VFW Scouting Scholarship form, resume of high school activities, scouting record, community service record, and letters of recommendation to a local VFW Post no later than March 1st. Locate your local Post here. 

Note: A girl can enter through one VFW Post only.