The Anonymous STEM Endowment Scholarship shall be awarded to one or more Gold Awardees each year who intend to major in STEM at an accredited college or university
The amount of the scholarship(s) each year will be at least $5,000 in total. The scholarship(s) shall be paid from the earnings on the endowment fund as determined by their fair market value as of December 31st of each year. Disbursement of the funds will take place June 1st of each year. In the event that the available earnings of the fund are less than $5,000, the shortfall will be made up by the council’s unrestricted operating budget.
Student must be registered or register as a full-time student at an accredited community college or four (4) year college or university within three months of receiving the scholarship.
The recipient of the scholarship(s) must:
a. Apply for the scholarship within five years after completing her Gold Award or Senior Year in High School (whichever comes later);
b. Be a registered girl or adult member of Girl Scouts of Central California South at the time of applying for the scholarship and while receiving the scholarship;
c. Have a declared major in the field of STEM;
d. Demonstrate financial need for scholarship assistance;
e. Attend a two-year or four-year college or university; and
f. Use funding for tuition, books, supplies, or projects related to coursework.
As a condition of receiving the scholarship(s), each recipient shall write a brief summary of how the scholarship assisted them, attend the Highest Awards Ceremony, and submit a photo, video, and written testimonial of the impact of the scholarship on their life and career to be used for promotional purposes.
Applications will be due on or before January 31, 2020. Final Gold Award projects must be approved prior to Scholarship Application deadline. Scholarship finalists will be notified by February 28, 2020. Interviews will be conducted the week of March 9th, 2020. Scholarship recipient(s) will be selected by March 27, 2020. The scholarship(s) will be given to the selected recipient(s) at the Gold Award Luncheon that is held annually on the second Saturday of May.
If awarded the scholarship, the funds will be deposited directly into the students account at the college or university they are/will be attending.
After completion of their scholarship year, the student(s) must submit a summary of their achievements during that scholarship year to the CEO of Girl Scouts of Central California South.