Thanks to the generosity of donors, Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland is able to offer several scholarships. To apply, complete the 2016 College Scholarship Application.
This year’s council scholarship offerings include:
- George and Jayne Smith Scholarships: $3,000 (up to six scholarships available) 2016 Smith Instructions
- Gold Award Scholarship: $2,500. You must have earned the Gold Award. (If you graduated in 2015 and earned your Gold Award after the scholarship deadline, you are eligible to apply this year.)
NOTE: One transcript and two set of references are required (only one copy of the transcript and references is needed even if applying for more than one scholarship). Click here for the 2016 College Scholarship Reference Form.
All applications are due no later than 5 p.m. Feb, 1, 2016, to:
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland
c/o Scholarship Committee
360 Lexington Rd.
Wichita, KS 67218
Recipients of named scholarships above will be recognized through Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland print and online materials as well as possible council events. We look forward to receiving your application. Additional questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-686-6468.
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Girl Scouts, are you making a difference through volunteering? If so, Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) wants to recognize you! You could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. in May. The application deadline is Nov. 3, 2015. Girl Scouts can apply online through Nov. 3 by going to either http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit.
All state-level honorees will receive special recognition — the top high school and middle school volunteers will 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 for 2015 will be announced in a special ceremony in Washington, D.C., and each will receive a gold medallion, crystal trophy, and a $5,000 grant from the Prudential Foundation for a charitable nonprofit of his or her choice.
To learn more about application requirements and details, click here.
Scout of the Year Scholarships
Annually, the Veterans of Foreign Wars recognizes four individuals: Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, Eagle Scouts, Venture Silver Award recipients, and Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the exceptional qualities of that rank with the following:
- $5,000 1st place scholarship
- $3,000 2nd place scholarship
- $1,000 3rd place scholarship
To be eligible for the award, the candidate must:
- Be a registered, active member of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, Venturing Crew or Sea Scout Ship.
- Be the recipient of the Eagle Scout Award, Gold Award, Venture Silver Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.
- Have demonstrated exemplary citizenship in school, Scouting and community.
- Have reached his or her 15th birthday and be enrolled in high school at the time of selection.
2016 Alcoa Chuck McLane Scholarship
The Alcoa Chuck McLane Scholarship is awarded to two Girl Scout Gold
Award recipients who complete a Gold Award project in Science,
Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM). This application qualifies
Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, who are starting college in the fall
of 2016, to be considered for the STEM $10,000 college scholarship
provided by the Alcoa Foundation. Click
here for more details and the application.
Minerva is a new, accredited university program designed by a former
Harvard dean and entrepreneur. The goal of the program is to prepare
students to lead and innovate in an uncertain future. Minerva students
have a global residential experience, spending freshman year in San
Francisco with subsequent semesters in cities like Berlin, Buenos
Aires, London, and more. Girl Scouts of the USA has partnered with
Minerva to provide two, four-year scholarships covering half of yearly
tuition ($5,000) to Girl Scouts. Any girl who has completed her Gold
Award, participated in a Destination, or traveled with her troop can
apply for this scholarship. The
application is free and due January 15. For more information,
girls may visit
the website or join an information
session with Minerva students, staff, and faculty.