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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 in finding scholarship opportunities open to Girl Scouts, 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

2020 Girl Scout Scholarship Application

We are accepting submissions through August 3, 2020.

The She Believes She Can So She Does scholarship was created for Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast to provide support to girls pursuing higher education opportunities to include vocational training and undergraduate education. This scholarship will provide more opportunities for girls looking to further their skills and education all while fueling the leadership and workforce pipeline.

The scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2020 with a minimum award amount of $500. It is available to girls who are currently enrolled in high school or higher education/a training program.

The selected girl is encouraged to attend the Famous Former Luncheon in September, where we will be publicly announcing who was selected.

Interested in helping fund the She Believes She Can So She Does scholarship this year and beyond? Please make a gift today

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VFW Awards/Scholarships

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

Scout of the Year Award

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.

Patriotic Audio Essay Competition | Download Application

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. This year’s theme is, "What Makes America Great".

Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, state and national level. Department (State) winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., Feb 29 - March 4, 2020, to tour the city, be honored by the VFW and its Auxiliary and receive their portion in national awards – the top scholarship being $30,000. All entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, October 31. 

Patriot's Pen | Download Application

Youth in grades 6-8 are invited to enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen essay contest. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.! 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.



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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