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In addition to badges and awards earned through Girl Scouts, girls are often eligible for college scholarships due to their accomplishments in our program.

To get started, view the local listings below, search GSUSA’s scholarship listings or reach out to specific colleges and universities to learn about their scholarships.

Local Scholarship Opportunities
TCC STEM Promise Program
TCC STEM Promise Program

Earn a STEM degree at TCC, pay $0 in tuition. Apply Now!

30 two-year scholarships are designed to boost the number of degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics awarded to women and minority students. They will graduate debt-free, ready for a well-paying career or transfer to a 4-year school!

Learn more about details on eligibility, application and enrollment.

She Believes She Can, So She Does Scholarship

She Believes She Can, So She Does Scholarship

We are accepting submissions through April 29, 2022.
Download Application (PDF)

Selection Committee will review all complete applications and will notify all applicants of their status by the end of May.

The "She Believes She Can, So She Does" scholarship supports girls pursuing higher education opportunities, including vocational training and undergraduate education. The scholarship will provide more opportunities for girls looking to further their skills and education while contributing to the leadership and workforce pipeline.

The scholarship will be directed to the institution of higher learning in the fall of 2022 with a minimum award amount of $500. Applications are open to girls who are currently enrolled in high school or higher education/training program.

The selected scholarship recipient is encouraged to attend the Higher Awards celebration when the scholarship will be announced publically.

The scholarship was created for Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast. If you’re interested in helping fund the "She Believes She Can, So She Does" scholarship, please make a gift today through our online donation system.

VFW Awards/Scholarships

Find more details and applications for these VFW sponsored opportunities online at

Scout of the Year Award | Download Application

Gold Award Girl Scouts may enter a Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsored competition—Scout of the Year Award—and possibly receive a $5,000 scholarship! Those girls who have earned the award and are in high school are eligible. All entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, March 1.

Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Competition | Learn more

Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program.

Students – including Girl Scouts - compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. Each year, nearly 64,500 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. All entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, October 31.

Patriot's Pen | Learn more

Youth in grades 6-8 are invited to enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen essay contest for a chance to win their share of more than $1.4 million in state and national awards. Each first place state winner receives a minimum of $500 at the national level, and the national first place winner wins $5,000! The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief. All entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, October 31.

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar College in Virginia offers scholarships to Gold Award Girl Scouts. Get the information here. 

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.

Ten National Honorees named during the trip receive $5,000 awards, gold medallions, crystal trophies for their nominating organizations and $5,000 Prudential Foundation grants for charities of their choice. Requirements: Girl Scouts in grades 5-12 who have volunteered within the past year. Applications are due by November 10.

Maylea Brockington Beasley Love & Laughter Scholarship

One scholarship is available to a graduating senior who is a member of a recognized Girl Scout troop of the Girl Scouts of Colonial Coast and has been the recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award by their senior year of high school. Recipient must attend an accredited college or university. Application deadline: April 15.


Going Gold
Going Gold Pays Off

A Gold Award Girl Scout’s achievements prime her for the fast track when it comes to college admissions, and make her an outstanding candidate for academic scholarships and other financial awards. 

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