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Leadership Leads to Scholarships


Two amazing, focused and change making Nebraska Girl Scout alumnae recently received the 2017 Presidents’ Leadership Award for outstanding leadership benefitting their communities.

Alisha Fisher of Tecumseh and Helen Whetstine of Omaha each received a $1,000 college scholarship from the Girl Scout Homestead Community Advisory Board.

Alisha graduated from Sterling Public School in May 2017 and is a freshman studying pre-med at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln. In addition to earning her Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouting, Fischer was heavily involved in 4-H, where she won many championships.

“I plan to use the great leadership skills I learned in Girl Scouts to succeed in life,” Alicia said. “I know I will continue to grow over the next few years, but I have a great foundation of leadership under me, and I plan to build upon it.”

Helen graduated from Millard North in May 2017 and is a freshman pursuing a degree in international affairs at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Helen earned her Gold Award and received the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Tammy Jo Bentley Award. She also is a National Merit Scholar and a Presidential Scholar.   

“I love my community because it’s diverse, and I enjoy helping people in a variety of settings with my ability to lead,” Helen said.

The Presidents' Leadership Award Scholarship is for Nebraska girls, 18-24, who use their leadership skills to better their community. Applications for the 2018 award will be accepted from March 1 to July 15, 2018. For more information, please visit