Click on the award categories below to find out more information.


PLEASE NOTE: The following form MUST be completed by February 1st for a girl to honored at the council Girl Award Ceremony:  Gold and Teen Award Request Form


The 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award

This unique youth recognition program, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, has recognized more than 115,000 middle and high school students - including thousands of Girl Scouts - at the local, state and national level for outstanding acts of volunteerism over the past 21 years. Top winners receive a sizable cash awards, engraved medallions and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. for the national awards ceremony in May, 2017.

Girl Scouts can apply online by clicking here. Applications must be submitted by November 8, 2016. We will review applications and select one or more to represent this council in the state-level judging. If you have any questions please call The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards at 877-525-8491.

Elks Scholarship

The Most Valuable Student contest awards 500 scholarships to the country’s top students. The scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a fulltime basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university. (Students may enroll at a two-year college for the first two years of the four-year program.). Information is available at or

Olivet Scholarship

Olivet College is a private liberal arts college located in South Central Michigan.  The College is known for its distinctive approach to learning emphasizing community service, character, and responsibility.  The College offers Community Responsibility Scholarships to applicants who have received the Girl Scout Gold Award and/or who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and civic responsibility and who are interested in attending Olivet College.

Additional Scholarships Olivet College  

Award: $2,000 (renewable)

Requirements: Girl Scout Gold Award recipient (and all required documentation) or demonstrated commitment to community service

For more information, contact:

Cynthia Noyes, Girl Scout Advisor, Director, Office of Admissions

320 S. Main St
Olivet, Michigan 49076

Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA)

The Dinah Shore Scholarship, The Dinah Shore Scholarship is one of two awards granted annually through The LPGA Foundation and the Dinah Shore Scholarship Fund. The objective of the Dinah Shore Scholarship award is to grant a scholarship to a female high school senior who played golf during high school and is pursuing a college education, but will not be pursuing playing golf.  Contact the council office for an application or visit the website for an application and deadline information at

The Marilynn Smith Scholarship, The Marilynn Smith Scholarship is granted annually through the LPGA Foundation and the Marilynn Smith Scholarship Fund. The objective of the award is to grand a scholarship to a female high school senior who played golf during high school and is pursuing a college degree in education or business and paying collegiate golf. Contact the council office for an application or visit the website for an application and deadline information at

Michigan Junior Chamber International Senate Scholarship

The United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Program. Each year (April) $1,000 grants will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited postsecondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the United States JCI Senate Foundation. They must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of their choice.

Graduating high school seniors in the United States and you must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this scholarship.

Apply here

Hutt Scholarship

The Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship essay contest supports high school seniors bound for higher education. If that's you (or someone you know), this is the opportunity to showcase those creative thinking skills in pursuit of one of ten $2,000 scholarships!

To enter, write a 750 - 1,500 word essay about the following topic: You have the entire country's attention for one hour. What would you say? Essays will be evaluated by an independent panel of judges, with greater emphasis placed on creativity, clarity and originality than grammatical proficiency.

If you're a high school senior, you're in. That includes general or special education students, and students with limited English proficiency. All applicants must plan to enter a trade school, college or university in the following academic year.

Apply Here

KPMG Future Leaders Program and Scholarship

The KPMG Future Leaders Program selects top female high school seniors from around the country to participate in the program and receive a KPMG Future Leaders Scholarship of $10,000 per year through four years of college. Selected students attend a three-day retreat at Stanford University the summer before their freshman year of college; in 2017, the retreat will be held July 17-19. Students also participate in a yearlong mentoring program, paired with a female leader participating in the KPMG Women's Leadership Summit. Fill out the application below and send it to the Office of Condoleezza Rice at Standford University by January 30, 2017.


2017 Chuck McLane Scholarship for STEM-Related Gold Award Recipients

Provided by the Arconic Foundation (formerly Alcoa Foundation), the Chuck McLane Scholarship is a $10,000 college scholarship awarded to two Girl Scout Gold Award recipients whose projects involved science, technology, engineering, and/or math (STEM). Applications are due by February 21.



Paul Smith’s College


Girl Scouts who have earned the Gold Award are eligible to receive a $1000 Scholarship for their accomplishments in the Girl Scouts. This scholarship will renew each year the student is enrolled at Paul Smith’s and will be offered in addition to other scholarships or grand offered by Paul Smith’s College.


Paul Smith’s offers an education that is well suited for those who thrived in the Girl Scout program. Our setting in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State is perfect for student who have a passion for the environment and an interest in expanding their knowledge about the world around them. The college’s location is unique, but what really sets Paul Smith’s apart from other colleges is its approach to education. Students at Paul Smith’s do not learn just by watching and listening, they learn by doing – much like the Girl Scouts progress through the Girl Scouting program.


Contact: Keith Braun 518-327-6072


Application Link

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