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Girl Scout Gold Award

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Once achieved, it shows colleges, employers, and your community that you’re out there changing the world. Join a century of women who have done big things.

You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:

  • You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent) 
  • You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout Ambassador
  • You have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed a Journey

Going Gold with Girl Scouts of Central California South.

Please note these important deadlines:

Thursday, February 15, 2018:
Deadline to submit proposals and/or final project in order to interview in March. You must participate in the March interview in order to participate in the ceremony.

Monday, August 13, 2018:
Deadline to submit proposals and/or final project in order to interview in September. Graduated Seniors final report due for final interview in September. 

Gold Award Timeline for Girl Scouts

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Scholarships

Gold Award Scholarships

Thanks to generous support and donors from our community, Girl Scouts of Central California South have scholarship opportunities for Girl Scouts who have achieved the highest award a Girl Scout may recieve. See the drop downs for more information on each scholarship.

Currently, Girl Scouts of Central California South offers four scholarships. 
The deadline for the 2018 Girl Scout Gold Award scholarships is Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

STEM Scholarship

A scholarship award will be presented each year to a Girl Scout Gold Awardee who enrolls in a community college or four-year college or university with the intent of pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in STEM Education.  The Girl Scouts’ Gold Award Project must be focused on STEM areas and benefit the community.  The project must be sustainable and approved by the Gold Award Advisory Committee of the Girl Scouts of Central California South. 

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A scholarship award will be presented each year to a Girl Scout Gold Awardee who enrolls in a community college or four-year college or university with the intent of pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in STEM Education.  The Girl Scouts’ Gold Award Project must be focused on STEM areas and benefit the community.  The project must be sustainable and approved by the Gold Award Advisory Committee of the Girl Scouts of Central California South. 

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Scholarship is awarded for one year, but student may apply each year of their education.

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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.

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Student must have a high school or college GPA of 3.0 or above.

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Student must submit a Summary Statement of Intent to complete their degree in STEM and why they have chosen STEM as their future career.

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Student must provide two letters of recommendation that support their intent to study STEM. (This letter may come from a high school counselor, STEM teachers or professors, Girl Scout project mentor.)

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Participate in an interview with Girl Scout CEO, endowment funder (s) or designee (s) and Girl Scout Board of Directors Chair.

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A Gold Awardee may apply up to five years after earning the Gold Award.

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Applications will be due on or before January 30, 2018. Final Gold Award projects must be approved prior to Scholarship Application date. Finalists will be notified by February 28, 2018.  Interviews will be conducted the week of March 12, 2018.  Selection of the recipient will be on or before April 30, 2017.  Scholarship will be given to the selected recipient at the Gold Award Luncheon that will be held the second Saturday of May each year.

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If awarded the scholarship, the funds will be deposited directly into the students account at the college or university they are/will be attending.

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After completion of their scholarship year, student must submit a summary of their achievements during that scholarship year to Girl Scouts of Central California South’s CEO.

Meyers Agricultural Scholarship

A scholarship award will be presented each year to a Girl Scout Gold Awardee who enrolls in a community college or four-year college or university with the intent of pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Agricultural Education.  The Girl Scouts’ Gold Award must be focused on agricultural areas and benefit the community.  The project must be sustainable and approved by the Gold Award Advisory Committee of the Girl Scouts of Central California South.  

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A scholarship award will be presented each year to a Girl Scout Gold Awardee who enrolls in a community college or four-year college or university with the intent of pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Agricultural Education.  The Girl Scouts’ Gold Award must be focused on agricultural areas and benefit the community.  The project must be sustainable and approved by the Gold Award Advisory Committee of the Girl Scouts of Central California South.  

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Scholarship is awarded for one year, but student may apply each year of their education.

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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.

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Student must demonstrate financial need.

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Student must have a high school or college GPA of 3.0 or above.

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Student must submit a Summary Statement of Intent to complete their degree in agriculture and why they have chosen Agriculture as their future career.

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Student must provide two letters of recommendation that support their intent to study agriculture. (This letter may come from FFA mentor, high school counselor, agriculture teachers or professors, Girl Scout project mentor.) 

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Participate in an interview with Girl Scout CEO, endowment funder (s) or designee (s) and Girl Scout Board of Directors Chair.

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A Gold Awardee may apply up to five years after earning the Gold Award.

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Applications will be due on or before January 30, 2018.  Finalists will be notified by February 20, 2018.  Interviews will be conducted on or before March 12, 2018.  Selection of the recipient will be on or before March 30, 2018.  Scholarship will be given to the selected recipient at the Gold Award Luncheon that will be held the second Saturday of May each year.

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If awarded the scholarship, the funds will be deposited directly into the students account at the college or university they are/will be attending.

State Center Community College Foundation for Ag or STEM

Gold Award Girl Scouts are invited to apply for the State Center Community College Foundation Scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded up to $1,000. The scholarship, if recieved, can be used at the following community colleges:

Clovis Community College
Fresno City College
Madera Community College Center
Oakhurst Community College Center
Reedley College

The Girl Scouts’ Gold Award must be focused on agricultural or STEM areas and benefit the community.  The project must be sustainable and approved by the Gold Award Advisory Committee of the Girl Scouts of Central California South.  

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A scholarship award will be presented each year to a Girl Scout Gold Awardee who enrolls in a community college with the intent of pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in AG or STEM Education.  The Girl Scouts’ Gold Award Project must be focused on AG or STEM areas and benefit the community.  The project must be sustainable and approved by the Gold Award Advisory Committee of the Girl Scouts of Central California South.  

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Scholarship is awarded for one year, but student may apply each year of their education.

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Student must be registered or register as a full-time student in one of the accredited community college listed above within three months of receiving the scholarship.

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Student must have a high school or college GPA of 3.0 or above.

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Student must submit a Summary Statement of Intent to complete their degree in AG or STEM and why they have chosen AG or STEM as their future career.

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Student must provide two letters of recommendation that support their intent to study AG or STEM. (This letter may come from a high school counselor, teachers or professors, Girl Scout project mentor.) 

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Participate in an interview with Girl Scout CEO, endowment funder (s) or designee (s) and Girl Scout Board of Directors Chair.

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A Gold Awardee may apply up to five years after earning the Gold Award.

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Applications will be due on or before January 30, 2018. Final Gold Award projects must be approved prior to Scholarship Application date. Finalists will be notified by February 20, 2018.  Interviews will be conducted on or before March 12, 2018.  Selection of the recipient will be on or before March 30, 2018.  Scholarship will be given to the selected recipient at the Gold Award Luncheon that will be held the second Saturday of May each year.

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If awarded the scholarship, the funds will be deposited directly into the students account at the community college they are/will be attending.

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After completion of their scholarship year, student must submit a summary of their achievements during that scholarship year to Girl Scouts of Central California South’s CEO.

Meet the Gold Award Advisory Committee
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Jennifer Gatley
Gold Award Advisory Committee Chair

Carol Fry Bolin
Gold Award Advisory Committee Member

Shannon Hubbard
Gold Award Advisory Committee Member

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Roselind Gaviola
Gold Award Advisory Committee Member

Joelle Blanchard
Gold Award Advisory Committee Member

Alice
Quezada

Gold Award Advisory Committee Member

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Barbara
Hill

Gold Award Advisory Committee Member

Tina
Chase

Gold Award Advisory Committee Member

Stephanie Martinez
Gold Award Advisory Committee Member

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Sheri
Manning-Cartwright

Gold Award Advisory Committee Member

Hillary
Cloud

Gold Award Advisory Committee Member