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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 5, 2018.
 
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

  • REMINDER: GRADUATING AMBASSADORS ELIGIBLE FOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM AND SCHOLARSHIP, APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 31

Annually, top female high school seniors from around the country are selected to participate in the KPMG Future Leaders Program and receive a 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 and take part in a yearlong mentoring program, paired with a female leader participating in the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit. 

Action needed: Learn more about the program and share the application, which is due to the Office of Condoleezza Rice by January 31.

Who else has gotten or should get this news: We shared the news in the December 18 EE. Please share it with staff whose work involves highest awards and/or graduating Girl Scout Ambassadors.

Contact: Please email Camie Belgrave for more information.

Texas Elks State Association

The Texas State Elks Association (TESA) offers a Gold Award Scholarship to senior girls who have received their Gold Award.

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 2018 scholarship must be used at a Texas college, university or trade/vocational school during the 2018-2019 school year. If anyone has questions, please have them call Patty Trimingham 409-770-3113. Click here for scholarship application ›


There are other scholarships available at:  https://texaselks.org/scholarships/

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.

Dogbabe Scholarship Contest 2017

We are ready to donate our earnings to a good cause of scholarship grants. Hence, we thought of organizing a contest which shows the youth love for dogs. Dogbabe offers a $1000 scholarship to the youth who wins the "Dogbabe Scholarship Contest 2017".

Contest Details:

  • Writing an inspiring story of a dog and their life in 400-500 words.
  • Must add the essay in Google doc, with the details. (High school seniors, College Youth are allowed to participate)
  • Fill the Google form with details.
  • Submit the essay by November 30, 2017.

More details: http://dogbabe.com/college-scholarship/

For more queries regarding scholarship contest, you can contact us through scholarship@dogbabe.com.

VOLT Women's Excellence in Education Scholarship

VOLT Women’s Excellence in Education scholarship, which is open to women enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate study program. This scholarship was created to provide women with educational and career opportunities and help diversify the workforce. To apply students will answer one of four essay topics. The scholarship is offered bi-annually from April 1 – July 31, 2018, and September 1 – December 31, 2018.  A selected student will be awarded $400, selected one week following each deadline.

Below is the URL for the VOLT Women’s Excellence in Education Scholarship:
https://www.voltlighting.com/womens-excellence-in-education-scholarship-award/p/scholarship-womens-education

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2017 Scholarship Recipients
 
FOUNDER'S SCHOLARSHIP
  • Savannah Broughton
  • Jordyn Buckland
  • Jackie Doss
  • Christina Erwin
  • Analisa Rodriguez
  • Sara Spencer
  • Lauren Tharp
  • Kayla Williams
 DAN ROBERTSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • Marissa Anderson
 ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
  • Taylor Breeden
  • Emily Hubacek
GSCTX ALUMNAE SCHOLARSHIP
  • Ashley Bruno
  • Vanessa Gonzales
  • Stephanie Waugh
KIRSTEN BILLHARDT SCHOLARSHIP
  • Zoelle Wong
 LESLIE MIDGLEY SCHOLARSHIP
  • Julie Morales
 OLLIE FINKE SCHOLARSHIP
  • Elizabeth Hynum
  • Dakota Catron
SHANNON ROBINSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • Miranda Pizer
WOMEN OF DISTINCTION /BROCK FLEMING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • Solana Oliver