Girl Scouts are recognized around the country as being strongly-driven, self-motivated and high-achieving individuals. At GSCTX, we aim to recognize these fabulous ladies with the Founder’s Scholarship. Do you have questions about the Founder’s Scholarship? Contact Glenda Hicks, Volunteer Development Associate at GlendaH@gsctx.org.
*Don’t forget that being a Girl Scout helps you with lots of other scholarships, so be sure to include that on your other scholarship applications!
Each year the Girl Scouts of Central Texas awards ten $1,000 scholarships to registered graduating Girl Scout members.
- Registered graduating senior Girl Scout members of GSCTX only
- Active participation in Girl Scouting (affiliation with a troop not necessary)
- Demonstrated academic achievements
- Attendance at a college, university, trade or technical school
Criteria for Consideration
- Overall strength of the application
- Overall strength of the recommendations
- Girl Scout, school, community leadership activities, awards earned and work experience
- High School grades and test scores
- Gold Award achievement
- Financial need
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
TEXAS ELKS SCHOLARSHIP
The Texas Elks State Association offers a $2,500 college scholarship to Girl Scout Gold Award recipients. Applications should be submitted through local lodges. Visit the Texas Elks website for more information.
YOUNG WOMEN IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS SCHOLARSHIP
Women of any nationality, who are ages 16-19 or studying in a Zonta district/region at the time of application and demonstrate evidence of active volunteerism, experience in local or student government, volunteer leadership achievements and knowledge of Zonta International are eligible to apply. For more information, visit the Zonta website.
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is currently accepting applications for the Conditional Grant Program (CGP). The grant is available to graduating high school seniors and current college students majoring in civil engineering, computer science or management information systems. The maximum amount to be awarded is $3,000 per semester not to exceed $6,000 per academic year. Click here for more information.
Every spring, TXDOT awards one $3,000 and two $1,000 scholarship to graduating Texas high school seniors who take the initiative to combat litter in their schools or communities. Visit http://www.dontmesswithtexas.org/scholarship after February 1 for more details.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MILITARY CHILDREN
There are lots of agencies that sponsor scholarships to the children of military active duty, Reserve, Guard and retired personnel. You can find scholarship opportunities here. You can also do an internet search to find lots more.
HSC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Hispanic Scholarship Consortium (HSC) is a vibrant collective impact entity focused on providing Latino scholars with access to higher education, academic success, professional experience, and a network of support. These research-based efforts equip Latino millennials with the greatest opportunity to compete and lead in the global marketplace. Visit the HSC website.
Didn’t find a scholarship here to match your needs? That’s ok, you can find lots of scholarship opportunities at http://www.finaid.org. You can find information on financial aid at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.
2014 Scholarship Recipients
- Madison Bickham, Bowie High School, Oak Hill Service Unit (Austin)
- Danielle Cogburn, Lake Travis High School, Lake Hills Service Unit (Spicewood)
- Alexis Gaspar, Goldthwaite High School, Mills Service Unit (Goldthwaite)
- Mya Gates, A&M Consolidated High School, Bryan/College Station Service Unit (College Station)
- Katelyn Gonzales, Luling High School, Melon Patch Service Unit (Luling)
- Faith Nemec, St. Joan of Arc Homeschool Academy, Texas Skies Service Unit (Taylor)
- Rebecca Pulley, Round Rock High School, Lady Bird Service Unit (Round Rock)
- Amy Quartaro, ACE Homeschool, Springwoods Service Unit (Austin)
- Catherine Wicker, Westwood High School, Circle Tree Service Unit (Austin)
- Sara Zaman, Lake Travis High School, Lake Hills Service Unit (Dripping Springs)
ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS FOUNDATION
- Katherine Glaeser, Lake Travis High School, Lake Hills Service Unit (Dripping Springs)
GSCTX ALUMNAE SCHOLARSHIP
- Meredith Salley, Bowie High School, Oak Hill Service Unit (Austin)
KIRSTEN BILLHARDT SCHOLARSHIP
- Claire Simmons, St. Joseph Catholic School, Bryan/College Station Service Unit (College Station)
SHANNON ROBINSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
- Melika Gradek, McNeil High School, Bluebonnet Valley Service Unit (Austin)