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
*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 2016 Scholarships Opportunities
2016 Alcoa Chuck McLane Scholarship Program
In June of 2013, GSUSA announced the five year Alcoa Chuck McLane Scholarship available for Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients. The scholarship program awards a $10,000 college scholarship to two (2) recipients each year, up to a total of ten (10) recipients by 2017. This program is made possible through the generous support of the Alcoa Foundation.
- Girls should submit completed applications to their council by February 15, 2016, by emailing their application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application should be submitted as “First Name_Last Name_Council Name_2016 Alcoa Scholarship”.
- Each council is responsible for reviewing the girls’ applications they receive and for selecting up to two nominees.
- A panel of corporate and community leaders will assist GSUSA in choosing two scholarship recipients from the pool of nominees. Councils and applicants will be notified by May 6, 2016.
- See application
for scholarship requirements and details.
Questions? Email us at AlcoaScholarship@girlscouts.org or contact Jodi Schwarzer at 212-852-8076.
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 February 28, 2016. The 16 winners will be selected and notified by April 30, 2016, and the program will publically launch with a media announcement on June 7th, the day before the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit.
Scholarship Opportunity from Minerva
a new, accredited university program designed by a former Harvard dean
and successful 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.
GSUSA has partnered with Minerva to provide 4-year scholarships covering half of yearly tuition ($5,000) to Girl Scouts. This is a unique opportunity to help girls continue their leadership development after leaving 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 15th.
For more information, girls may visit the website or join an information session with Minerva students, staff, and faculty. Minerva was also recently featured in The New York Times. Girl Scouts who apply will automatically be considered for the scholarships, so they can begin applying today.
2015 Scholarship Recipients
- Emma Brocato, Westwood HS, Circle Tree Service Unit (Austin)
- Bailey Johnson, Llano HS, Hill Country Service Unit (Llano)
- Brooke Kincanon, Bryan Collegiate HS, Bryan/College Station Service Unit (Bryan)
- Marissa Konde, Bowie HS, Oak Hill Service Unit (Austin)
- Charlotte Lichtenheld, McCallum HS, Midtown Service Unit (Austin)
- Anna Nemec, St. Joan of Arc Homeschool Academy, Texas Skies Service Unit (Taylor)
- Heather Sieger, Cedar Park HS, Monarch Service Unit (Cedar Park)
- Mackinsey Smith, Austin HS, Sunnyside Service Unit (Austin)
- Barbara Soques, LASA HS, Oak Hill Service Unit (Austin)
- Robin Weise, Vista Ridge HS, Monarch Service Unit (Cedar Park)
"A MOTHER'S LOVE" SCHOLARSHIP
- Ashley Yantz, Giddings High School, Bluebonnet Trails Service Unit (Giddings)
GSCTX ALUMNAE SCHOLARSHIP
- Emily Scurlock, Hutto High School, Texas Skies Service Unit (Georgetown)
KIRSTEN BILLHARDT SCHOLARSHIP
- Caroline Young, Anderson High School, Bluebonnet Valley Service Unit (Austin)
SHANNON ROBINSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
- Morgan Robinson, Vista Ridge High School, Monarch Service Unit (Leander)
WOMEN OF DISTINCTION / BEVERLY SCARBOROUGH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
- Sarah Young, Discover Academy High School, Pecan Trails Service Unit (Pflugerville)