Older Girl Resources
Cadettes-Ambassadors (grades 6-12): Want to get involved with Girl Scouts beyond your troop or service unit? Check out these opportunities to take the lead, meet fun people, and make a difference locally, nationally, and globally!
Girl Advisory Board (grades 10-12)
Global Arms of Advocacy (grades 9-12)
- Connect with other older girls at events for teen Girl Scouts like Emerging Leaders and Camp Exec.
- Consider applying to become a National Delegate.
- Find out more about highest awards.
- Wondering where your awards, badges, patches, and pins go on your uniform? Check out this helpful visual guide to vest placement.
Many of our community partners and other organizations offer scholarships perfect for Girl Scouts.
Ethical Torch Essay Scholarship: Students are often faced with ethical dilemmas in school, at work, or within their social circles. When faced with a situation or circumstance where there is a choice to be made, how will they respond? This essay prompt challenges students to dive into inner-conflict while describing resolution tactics for their unique encounters with ethics and integrity, with consideration for overall impact as it relates to community. Students in grades 9-12 (graduating classes 2020-2023) are invited to apply and submit their 400 word essay on the "Importance of Ethics & Integrity in Our Community" for their chance at winning one of five scholarships up to $1,500.
Current scholarship opportunities
|Athena Foundation's Pinnacle Scholarships||Monday, March 11||$10,000 scholarships awarded to five outstanding high school seniors pursuing STEM degrees.|
|BBB Ambassador Scholarship||Thursday, Oct. 31||Up to $2,500 awarded for delivering consumer fraud prevention tips and resources to peer groups through the Better Business Bureau|
|Chelsea's Light Foundation Scholarship||rolling deadlines||$300 for girls currently working toward the Girl Scout Gold Award in San Diego County|
|Cottey College Grants and Scholarships||Girl Scout Leadership Award Scholarship available, $1,000 Gold Award scholarship|
|Ethical Torch Essay Scholarship||Friday, Aug. 30||Up to $1,500 awarded for essay on "The Importance of Ethics & Integrity in our Community" through the Better Business Bureau|
|Explore the World Travel Scholarship from Hostelling International USA||Saturday, March 2||$2,000 travel scholarships for San Diego and Imperial County area residents ages 18-30|
|Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship||Tuesday, March 12||$10,000 scholarships to students studying engineering or computer science|
|Mira Mesa Town Council Verne Goodwin Scholarship||Friday, May 3||$1000 scholarship to graduating high school seniors who are Mira Mesa residents.|
|Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program||Wednesday, May 15|
|Paul Smith's College Gold Awardee Scholarship||PSC students only, Gold Award scholarship|
|PEO Scholarships||rolling deadlines|
|Prudential Spirit of Community Awards||Annually in November||See link for application process|
|Scholarships for Student Caregivers||deadlines vary|
|SeniorAdvice Caregiver Scholarship||Monday, July 15||$2,000 Award for students who have acted as a caregiver to an adult friend of relative in any capacity|
|SeniorCare.com Aging Matters Scholarship||May 15, annually||$1500 scholarship given to college student or incoming freshman currently caring for an aging loved one, working within the senior community, or intending to pursue a career which will have an impact on the elder population|
|Sweet Briar College Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship||Monday, April 1||$2500 Gold Award Scholarship|