Click on the award categories below to find out more information.
PLEASE NOTE: The following form MUST be completed by February 1st for a girl to honored at the council Girl Award Ceremony: Gold and Teen Award Request Form
The 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award
This unique youth recognition program, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, has recognized more than 115,000 middle and high school students - including thousands of Girl Scouts - at the local, state and national level for outstanding acts of volunteerism over the past 21 years. Top winners receive a sizable cash awards, engraved medallions and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. for the national awards ceremony in May, 2017.
Girl Scouts can apply online by clicking here. Applications must be submitted by November 8, 2016. We will review applications and select one or more to represent this council in the state-level judging. If you have any questions please call The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards at 877-525-8491.
Elks ScholarshipThe Most Valuable Student contest awards 500 scholarships to the country’s top students. The scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a fulltime basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university. (Students may enroll at a two-year college for the first two years of the four-year program.). Information is available at www.girlscouts.org or www.elks.org.
Olivet College is a private liberal arts college located in South Central Michigan. The College is known for its distinctive approach to learning emphasizing community service, character, and responsibility. The College offers Community Responsibility Scholarships to applicants who have received the Girl Scout Gold Award and/or who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and civic responsibility and who are interested in attending Olivet College.
Additional Scholarships Olivet College
Award: $2,000 (renewable)
Requirements: Girl Scout Gold Award recipient (and all required documentation) or demonstrated commitment to community service
For more information, contact:
Cynthia Noyes, Girl Scout Advisor, Director, Office of Admissions
320 S. Main St
Olivet, Michigan 49076
The Dinah Shore Scholarship, The Dinah Shore Scholarship is one of two awards granted annually through The LPGA Foundation and the Dinah Shore Scholarship Fund. The objective of the Dinah Shore Scholarship award is to grant a scholarship to a female high school senior who played golf during high school and is pursuing a college education, but will not be pursuing playing golf. Contact the council office for an application or visit the website for an application and deadline information at http://lpga.com.
The Marilynn Smith Scholarship, The Marilynn Smith Scholarship is granted annually through the LPGA Foundation and the Marilynn Smith Scholarship Fund. The objective of the award is to grand a scholarship to a female high school senior who played golf during high school and is pursuing a college degree in education or business and paying collegiate golf. Contact the council office for an application or visit the website for an application and deadline information at http://lpga.com.
Michigan Junior Chamber International Senate Scholarship
The United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Program. Each year (April) $1,000 grants will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited postsecondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the United States JCI Senate Foundation. They must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of their choice.
Graduating high school seniors in the United States and you must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this scholarship.
The Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship essay contest supports high school seniors bound for higher education. If that's you (or someone you know), this is the opportunity to showcase those creative thinking skills in pursuit of one of ten $2,000 scholarships!
If you're a high school senior, you're in. That includes general or special education students, and students with limited English proficiency. All applicants must plan to enter a trade school, college or university in the following academic year.
KPMG Future Leaders Program and Scholarship
The KPMG Future Leaders Program selects top female high school seniors from around the country to participate in the program and receive a KPMG Future Leaders Scholarship of $10,000 per year through four years of college. Selected students attend a three-day retreat at Stanford University the summer before their freshman year of college; in 2017, the retreat will be held July 17-19. Students also participate in a yearlong mentoring program, paired with a female leader participating in the KPMG Women's Leadership Summit. Fill out the application below and send it to the Office of Condoleezza Rice at Standford University by January 30, 2017.
2017 Chuck McLane Scholarship for STEM-Related Gold Award Recipients
Provided by the Arconic Foundation (formerly Alcoa Foundation), the Chuck McLane Scholarship is a $10,000 college scholarship awarded to two Girl Scout Gold Award recipients whose projects involved science, technology, engineering, and/or math (STEM). Applications are due by February 21.
Be sure to visit GSUSA for additional scholarship opportunities by clicking here.