Gold Award Girl Scouts
Issues of the world, meet your match.
Gold Award Girl Scouts are the dreamers and the doers who take “make the world a better place” to the next level.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the mark of the truly remarkable—proof that not only can she make a difference, but that she already has.
Seniors and Ambassadors who earn the Gold Award tackle issues that
are dear to them and drive lasting change in their communities and
beyond. Think of the Gold Award as a key that can open doors to
scholarships, preferred admission tracks for college, and amazing
You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:
You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or
You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout
You have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR earned the
Girl Scout Silver Award and completed a Journey
Girl Scout Gold Award Steps
Identify an issue
Investigate your issue thoroughly
Get help and build your team
Create a plan
Present your plan and gather feedback
Educate and inspire
College Scholarship Resources
Did you know that there are college scholarship opportunities just for Gold Award Girl Scouts? It's no surprise - organizations want to support the future Go-Getters, Innovators, Risk-Takers and Leaders in our community, and by the time you put the final touches on your seven-step project, you'll have solved a community problem—not only in the short term, but for years into the future.
Below, learn more about local and national opportunities for college scholarships.
Girl Scouts of the USA Resources
José Milton Foundation Advancing Women in STEM Gold Award Scholarship - Local Scholarship through GSTF
Jackson Health System Gold Award Scholarship - Local Scholarship through GSTF
The Ortega Family Foundation Gold Award Scholarship - Local Scholarship through GSTF
College Scholarships for Gold and Silver Award Recipients
Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation Scholarship
Society of Women Engineers
Veterans of Foreign Wars Scout of the Year Scholarship
Hiram College Scholarships
Sweet Briar College Scholarships