Girl Scouts opens the door to great opportunities, including college 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.
We are honored to annually facilitate six scholarships. Below we have provided the information for applicants. We encourage all Girl Scouts to apply for college scholarships if you meet the criteria!
The Canenburg Scholarship is an up-to-$500 college scholarship for Ambassador Girl Scouts (high school seniors) who reside in Rock County, Nebraska. The scholarships are funded by the Henry Canenburg Estate Trust, founded in 1955. Please fill out the required application.
The Ethel N. Ericksen Memorial Scholarship is open to girls who would like to attend a camp program at Camp Crossed Arrows during the summer. Two $150 scholarships for girls from the Northeast and rural Southeast (outside of Lancaster County) area are available.
Any Spirit of Nebraska Girl Scout currently working on her Gold Award who has had her initial project proposal approved by the Gold Award Committee is eligible to apply for the mini grant. The maximum amount awarded is $500, not to exceed 50% of your total project budget. Please review the requirements and fill out the required application.
The Healthy Blue Scholarship will fund:
These scholarships are funded by a sponsorship from our partner Healthy Blue Nebraska. Please fill out the required application.
High school seniors (Ambassador Girl Scouts) who are members in the Columbus Service Center area can apply for a college scholarship up to $500. The scholarships are funded by the Grant and Berenice Olson Memorial Fund, established in the 1990s. Please fill out the required application.
The Pat Meyer Nebraska Gold Award Girl Scout of Distinction honors high school or graduating girls who have completed their Gold Award. The award includes a $500 scholarship, a lifetime Girl Scout membership, a commemorative plaque, and recognition at the council's annual meeting.
Girls who have completed their Gold Award between January and December 31 of each year will receive an application. A minimum of three recipients will be chosen by the Gold Award coordinator, the Spirit of Nebraska Chief Operating Officer, Gold Award Committee members, and the Pat Meyer family.
The Tyler Cherrington Travel Scholarship is awarded annually to a current girl member of Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska, to support participation in council-sponsored travel opportunities (excluding Girl Scouts of the USA Destinations trips).
To apply, the following requirements must be met: