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2015 GSCTX Scholarship Winners

Scholarships

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 Melissa Green, Area 2 Programs and Teen Mentor Specialist, at
MelissaG@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! 

It's time to apply for GSCTX Founders Scholarships!

This year we will be offering a minimum of ten $1,000 Founder’s Scholarships for further education to graduating seniors in our Council and hope you will seriously consider completing an application. 

Click the Founder's Scholarship tab below for more information. If you have further questions, contact Melissa Green, Program and Teen Mentor Specialist by email or phone: (800) 733-0011 x610.

Founder's Scholarship

Each year the Girl Scouts of Central Texas awards ten $1,000 scholarships to registered graduating Girl Scout members.

Qualifications
  • 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
  • Financial need
Please note that the scholarship deadline is February 6, 2017.
 
Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Houzz Scholarships

Houzz is the leading platform for home renovation and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. Students can create free online profiles to showcase your portfolio of work, network with more than a million professionals locally and around the world, attend events for home remodeling and design professionals, and access Houzz’s industry-leading market research. Houzz also has multiple scholarships available in the areas of architecture, interior design, residential design, sustainable design, and landscape architecture.

Houzz is expanding their scholarship program to give out four grants twice a year in the following categories: Women in Architecture, Residential Interior Design, Sustainable Residential Design, and Construction Management.

The deadline for the Fall 2017 cycle is June 30, 2017. Full information is available at www.houzz.com/scholarships.

Chuck McLane Scholarship Program

In June of 2013, GSUSA announced the five-year Chuck McLane Scholarship available for Girl Scout Gold Award recipients who completed a STEM Take Action project and who will attend an accredited four-year college or university as a freshman beginning in fall 2017 to pursue and complete studies in a STEM-related field. The scholarship program awards a $10,000 college scholarship to two recipients each year, up to a total of ten recipients by 2017.

ComputerScience.org Scholarships

It's widely known that there are far fewer women than men in computer science, but how can we help reverse that trend? ComputerScience.org is part of a new initiative to form the next generation of engineers, developers, and network administrators, and they are striving to get more women involved.

Because college can be so expensive for women pursuing engineering degrees, we've collected 20 scholarships available only to women earning computer science degrees. It's part of a larger resource ComputerScience.org has created to bring more women into STEM fields.

View additional computer science scholarship resources.

KPMG Future Leaders Program

We are excited to announce the opportunity for girls to participate in the 2016 KPMG Future Leaders Program, which will include receiving a KPMG Future Leaders Scholarship for $10,000 each year for 4 years of college, attending the 3-day KPMG Future Leaders Retreat at Stanford University this July, and participating in the KPMG Future Leaders Mentoring Program for one year. The Office of Condoleezza Rice is currently accepting applications. They will select 16 top high school senior female students from around the country to participate in this program.

The KPMG Future Leaders Program application includes an overview of the program, instructions on how to apply, and a list of specific criteria needed to qualify for the program. You can also read a cover letter from Dr. Condoleezza Rice and Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and CEO, KPMG LLP.  

Applications are due to the Office of Condoleezza Rice at Stanford University by January 30, 2017. The 16 winners will be selected and notified by April 5.

Texas Elks State Association

The Texas Elks State Association awards a $2,500 scholarship annually to one Texas graduating senior who has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. The 2017 scholarship must be used at a Texas college, university or trade/vocational school during the 2016–17 school year. Click here for the application.

If you have any questions, please call Patty Trimingham at 409-770-3113. Additional scholarships are available on the Texas Elks website.

Paul Smith's College - Girl Scout Scholarship

Paul Smith's College in New York is excited to announce a new scholarship opportunity for Girl Scouts who have earned the Gold Award. Students who are accepted to Paul Smith's College will receive a $1000 Scholarship for their accomplishment in Girl Scouts. This scholarship will renew each year the student is enrolled at Paul Smith's and will be offered in addition to other scholarships or grants offered by Paul Smith's College. To apply or more questions, please visit: www.paulsmiths.edu/financialaid/scholarships or contact Keith Braun in the Office of Admissions at kbraun@paulsmiths.edu.

Affordable Colleges Scholarship Database

Did you know that the average female college graduate from the class of 2008 has only paid off 33% of her student loans compared to her male classmates at 44%? It doesn't have to be like this. There are options for women in higher education to minimize their loan debt. We want to close this gap by connecting more female students with scholarships and funding which is why our team created a guide to financial aid for women.

This guide is a free resource that offers scholarships and financial aid information for all women pursuing higher education and includes specific content for students in traditionally underrepresented fields like STEM and finance as well as often underserved groups like single mothers and veterans.

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2016 Scholarship Recipients
 
FOUNDER'S SCHOLARSHIP
  • Brittney Culhane
  • Taylor Hemby
  • Lena Johnson
  • Sydney Jones
  • Robyn Lawrence
  • Helen Peck
  • Charlotta Robinson
  • Kelsey Scott
 BETH THORSON SCHOLARSHIP
  • Melanie Klock
 DAN ROBERTSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • Mackenzie Heldstab
 ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
  • Larisa Liberty
GSCTX ALUMNAE SCHOLARSHIP
  • Cami Cox
  • Victoria Pelarski
  • Shelby Sult
KIRSTEN BILLHARDT SCHOLARSHIP
  • Isabel Prado
 OLLIE FINKE SCHOLARSHIP
  • Morgan Rollins
  • Michaela Rust
  • Hanna Schwartz
SHANNON ROBINSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • Catherine Vrabel
WOMEN OF DISTINCTION / JO ANNE CHRISTIAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • Sarah Smith