Girl Scout Scholarships
Doneta Schaeffer Memorial Scholarship
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois offers a memorial scholarship in honor of Doneta Schaeffer. Doneta was a Girl Scout volunteer and council staff member who believed that there was always something new to learn, different things to see and more fun to experience.
The annual Doneta Schaeffer Memorial Scholarship was established to remember and renew this legacy at least once a year. Designed to help the recipient further her education, the $1,000 scholarship is given to a Girl Scout who exemplifies the ideals that Doneta held dear.
- Be a registered Girl Scout in the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois council.
- Have at least five years of experience in Girl Scouting, with two of those years as a Girl Scout in grades 10-12.
- Have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award for Girl Scouts.
- Have demonstrated commitment to living by the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
- Be a high school senior, with graduation occurring in the present school year.
- Have at least a 2.5 grade point average.
- Have submitted an application to a college or technical school.
- Be able to document recent leadership roles, involvement in community service and a diversity of activities in her personal life.
- The postmark deadline for all paperwork is March 1. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Applicants will be interviewed by a committee of Girl Scout volunteers by April 30.
- Applications will be mailed to all eligible Girl Scouts in January. If you have any questions or would like more information about this scholarship, please contact Deb Boyd at DebB@GirlScoutsToday.org or 800-798-0833.
Girls of Courage, Confidence and Character Scholarships
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois provides a monetary scholarship to three girls throughout the council: a Girl of Courage, a Girl of Confidence and a Girl of Character. Anyone can nominate a Girl Scout for these scholarships. There are no requirements for age or grade. If you know a Girl Scout who has gone above and beyond this past year in her role as a Girl Scout, consider nominating her for one of these scholarships.
National Young Women of Distinction
Girl Scouts who receive the this honor receive many benefits including a college scholarship, an invitation to a Girl Scout national meeting to be honored, the opportunity to join the National Girl Consultants, and the opportunity to join the National Young Women of Distinction Alumnae Association.
Call for nominations 2014 National Young Women of Distinction: Coming in 2013!
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service in the United States. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level.
The program’s goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities. Over the past 16 years, more than 310,000 young Americans have participated in the program, and nearly 100,000 of them have been officially recognized for their volunteer work. Girl Scouts are often recognized for this award for their outstanding work on Take Action projects.
Applications are due to Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois by November.