Scholarship Opportunities

Additional Awards for Girls Who Qualify.

There are a few council scholarships for which girls can apply. The requirements and criteria vary, so if you are interested in these awards, please read the application packets carefully. The Gold Award is a requirement for some, but not all of these scholarships.

The Presidents’ Leadership Award is a $1000 educational scholarship for girls 18-24 in the Homestead Service Center area (Lincoln and surrounding) who demonstrate outstanding leadership to the benefit of their community. Please see the packet below for requirements and for an application.

Presidents’ Leadership Award Packet (PDF)


The Canenburg Scholarship is an up-to-$500 college scholarship for Ambassador Girl Scouts (high school seniors) who reside in Rock County in Nebraska. The scholarships are funded by the Henry Canenburg Estate Trust, founded in 1955. If you have questions regarding this scholarship, you can contact Kristin Barnett at kstreffbarnett@girlscoutsnebraska.org.

Canenburg Scholarship Application (Word)


The Nebraska Young Women of Distinction and Pat Meyer Award and Scholarship honors girls who have completed their Gold Award, the below application and are chosen by a committee. The award includes a plaque, a $500 scholarship, a lifetime Girl Scout membership and recognition at the council’s annual meeting.

Girls who have completed their Gold Award between January and November of each year will be mailed an application. A minimum of three recipients will be chosen by the Gold Award committee, staff and community volunteers.

Nebraska Young Women of Distinction Application (PDF)


High school senior Ambassador Girl Scouts who are members in the Prairie Hills Service Center area can apply for a college scholarship of up to $500. The scholarships are funded by the Grant and Berenice Olson Memorial Fund, established in the 1990s.

Olson Memorial Scholarship Application (Word)