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Scholarships

Doneta Schaeffer Memorial Scholarship

This annual memorial scholarship is named for of a Girl Scout volunteer and council staff member who believed there was always something new to learn, new things to see, and to always have fun!

This $1000 scholarship is for graduating Girl Scouts who have earned their Gold Award.

Two letters of endorsement are required: one reference that documents the applicant’s community involvement and the other her Girl Scout involvement.

The application and references are fillable and submitted directly through this website, but additional documentation ( copy of Gold Award final report and High School transcripts) must be forwarded to info@girlscoutstoday.org. All must be submitted by the deadline of March 1.

Girl of Courage, Confidence and Character Scholarships
Grades 9-12

Girl Scouts take active roles in their communities and deserve recognition for making the world a better place. A girl of courage takes on challenges. A girl of confidence speaks up for what is right. And a girl of character acts with integrity and compassion. Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois provides three, $1000 scholarships to recognize girls, in grades 9-12, who have displayed courage, confidence, and character.

Girl applicants will need to complete online application and provide 2 letter of endorsement; one that documents the applicant’s community involvement and one documenting the applicants Girl Scout experience. Letters of endorsement from relatives are not accepted.

Deadline to apply is March 1.

Spirit Award
Grades 6-8 

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois provides three, $250 scholarships to recognize girls who have shown their inner spirit as a Girl Scout. Through a series of essay questions girls will be able to showcase how they have or plan to make the world a better place.

Girl applicants will need to complete online application and provide a letter of endorsement that documents the applicant's community involvement or Girl Scout experience. Letters of endorsement from relatives are not accepted. 

Deadline to apply is March 1.