Girl Scouts of the USA
College Scholarships for Gold and Silver Award Recipients
NEW Eaton Family Foundation Scholarship - Local Scholarship through GSSEF
NEW Florida Power & Light Company Scholarship - Local Scholarship through GSSEF
Paul C. Emmett Scholarship - Local Scholarship through GSSEF
Gina Rose Montalto Scholarship - Local Scholarship through GSSEF
NEW Spirit Airlines Aviation Scholarship - Local Scholarship through GSSEF
Barbara Ann Turner Scholarship - Local Scholarship through GSSEF
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
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 career opportunities.
Congratulations to the Gold Award Class of 2019!
View photos from the 2019 Gold Award Ceremony on the GSSEF Flickr page. Curious about this year's class and their amazing accomplishments? Flip through the 2019 Gold Award Program and learn all about what fuels a Gold Award Girl Scout!
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
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—and you’ll be eligible for college scholarships. Remember, earning a Girl Scout Gold Award is an excellent way to give any college or scholarship application that “something extra” to help you stand out from the crowd.
100 Years of Extraordinary Projects from Extraordinary Girls
As a Gold Award recipient, you're part of an elite group of women.
Starting in 1916, the best and brightest undertook projects that improved their communities—and the world. The Golden Eaglet insignia, the highest award in Girl Scouting from 1916 to 1939, marked the beginning of a long tradition of recognizing the extraordinary efforts of extraordinary girls. From 1940 to 1963, the Curved Bar Award was the highest honor in Girl Scouting. From 1963 to 1980, the highest award was called First Class. And since 1980, the Gold Award has inspired girls to find the greatness inside themselves and share their ideas and passions with their communities.
Prior Highest Awards Join Gold Award Family
Are you a Girl Scout Alumn that earned your Highest Award before it was was the Gold Award? Starting in January 2019, you are now welcomed as a part of the Gold Award family and can apply for your digital badge and Gold Award Pin.
GSSEF requires that all girls attend a Council-sponsored Gold Award Workshop before submitting a proposal. Visit our Activities Calendar to find an upcoming Gold Award Workshop.
Have you already attended one of our Gold Award Workshops? Click the banner above to get started on your Gold Award Proposal!
For more information about National High Awards, such as The Gold Award, Silver Award and Bronze Award, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to the Gold Award Class of 2018. This is the highest award a Girl Scout may earn in grades 9 - 12. Someone once described the Gold Award as being “what you really want to be remembered for” in Girl Scouting.