Scholarships

 

Colleges and universities recognize the merits of the Girl Scout experience by making scholarships and grants available to Girl Scouts and recipients of the Girl Scout Gold Award. Girls seeking scholarships should contact their high school guidance counselor or the financial aid office at the school they wish to attend for information on any scholarships that might be available to Girl Scouts.

The scholarships listed on this page are the most up to date we have been provided; however, visit the GSUSA website to search for the Gold Award scholarships in your area.

If you have any additional questions of Gold Award scholarships, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Director of Girl Leadership Experience (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 241).

 

Cherice Cochrane Gold Award Scholarship

The Cherice Cochrane Gold Award Scholarship is for registered Girl Scout Seniors or Ambassadors in Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas who have completed a Girl Scout Gold Award project. This one-time $1,000 scholarship is offered to one currently registered Girl Scout graduating Senior. Criteria for consideration include a commitment to making the world a better place through the girl’s Girl Scout Gold Award project and its sustainability in the GSSWT community, academic record and GPA, balance of extracurricular and classroom activities, and service in religious or community activities. Other factors for consideration are future education and career plans and the strength of the application and references. This scholarship is in memory of Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient, Cherice Amanda Cochrane, a Judson High School 1999 Cumme Laude graduate who passed away in 2001 from meningitis at Tulane University.

Application (deadline April 15) and two references must be submitted to Becky Jennings, Director of Girl Leadership Experience. Awards are given during Celebrations, the council's award ceremony held in May.

 

Jill Stager Memorial Scholarship 

Named after a long-time Girl Scout volunteer who touched the hearts of hundreds of girls, this scholarship offered by GSSWT is a continuing reminder of the commitment, dedication, and strength Jill Stager gave to all those she met.

This one-time $1,000 scholarship is offered to one currently registered Girl Scout graduating Senior. Criteria for consideration include academic record and GPA, balance of extracurricular and classroom activities, and service in religious or community activities. Other factors for consideration are future education and career plans, a commitment to making the world a better place, and the strength of the application and references.

Application (deadline April 15) and two references must be submitted to Becky Jennings, Director of Girl Leadership Experience. Awards are given during Celebrations, the council's award ceremony held in May.

 

Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by the  GSSWT Staff Giving Campaign. This one-time $1,000 scholarship is offered to currently registered Girl Scouts graduating from high school in 2014. Criteria for consideration include academic record and GPA, balance of extracurricular and classroom activities, and service in religious or community activities. Other factors for consideration are future education and career plans, a commitment to making the world a better place, and the strength of the application and references.

Application (deadline April 15) and two references must be submitted to Becky Jennings, Director of Girl Leadership Experience. Awards are given during Celebrations, the council's award ceremony held in May. 

 

Other Opportunities

Find the following scholarships by clicking here.

  • Ida V. Holland Scholarship – for graduating seniors from Bexar County who lives in a residential facility, are a custody of the state, or require financial assistance. Deadline is March 10.
  • Robert B. Taylor Scholarship – for Black/African American students who are a graduating seniors from Bexar or surrounding counties (Medina, Atascosa, Wilson, Guadalupe, Comal, Kendall and Bandera), and require financial assistance to attend college. Deadline is March 21.

 

 

 

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