The Girl Scouts of Orange County believes that all girls should have the opportunity to participate in the Girl Scout experience and not be limited by economic factors. The Board of Directors annually approves Financial Assistance to help girls fund membership, purchase uniforms, attend camp, and participate in troops, events, or activities.
Boom & Bucket’s Student Scholarship
Next Deadline: June 15, 2024
Boom & Bucket offers a scholarship of $1,000 to be awarded each year to a currently enrolled students or future student student pursuing a heavy machinery themed program and planning to attend a program within the next 12 months at a college or a trade school anywhere in the United States or Canada.
Cirkled in Scholarship
Next Deadline: September 30, 2023
The Cirkled in Scholarship is a $2500 scholarship for 8-12th grade students that can apply to any educational need, such as tuition, books, supplies, or transportation. It’s an easy scholarship to apply for, with no income requirements, no minimum GPA and no lengthy essay to write.
Chapman University Institutional Awards
Next Deadline: Contact Chapman University for additional information on financial aid, scholarships and grants, and institutional awards.
Chapman University offers institutional awards for students to help pay for the cost of education.
Corinne Jeannine Shillings Foundation
Next Deadlines: December 1, 2023 (for 2nd semester Travel Abroad Scholarships) & May 17, 2024 (for Initial and Renewal Academic Scholarships, and Full Year, 1st Semester and Summer Travel Abroad Scholarships)
The Corinne Jeannine Shillings Foundation awards Academic Scholarships and Travel Scholarships to Silver and Gold Award Girl Scouts who plan to/are currently majoring/minoring in a foreign language at a four-year college/university or who plan to study abroad, regardless of their major/minor.
Next Deadline: 2024 application will open in the Fall
The Edison Scholars Program recognizes students who want to be makers of tomorrow — the dreamers, inventors, guardians and pioneers — those who dare to be great. In 2023 Edison International awarded $50,000 college scholarships to 30 high school seniors to help them follow their dreams in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) and empower them to change the world. This is a chance for students with big dreams to advance their education and take part in shaping a brighter future.
Next Deadline: September 1, 2023
The Bold.org Disney Super Fan Scholarship will support students who share a strong connection to Disney and want to share their unique stories. This scholarship will give a deserving recipient $1,000 to use towards their pursuit of higher education.
Dragon Kim Foundation Fellowship Program
Dragon Kim Fellowship Program awards up to $5,000 community service grants to support motivated high school students who want to create and manage a program next summer that will make an impact in the community.
Lifesciences Scholarship Program
Next deadline: Opening March 2024
The Edwards Lifesciences Scholarship Program provides renewable $2,500 awards for students pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM majors). Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents who are high school seniors and residents of Orange County, CA; Salt Lake County, UT; or Puerto Rico, and recipients must demonstrate financial need.
Gold Award Scholarship Program
Next deadline: TBD for 2024
The 2023 GSUSA Gold Award Scholarship Program provided a $10,000 academic scholarship to one Gold Award Girl Scout per council who demonstrated extraordinary leadership, measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed an issue of global and/or national significance.
Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Next deadline: April 15 annually
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, a program of the nonprofit organization Young Heroes Project, celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment.
$2,000 Nitro Scholarship
Next Deadline: July 31, 2023
The $2,000 Nitro Scholarship Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and any US Territory age 17 or older at the time of entry, and who meet one (1) of the four (4) following eligibility requirements at the time of entry.
Prudential Emerging Visionaries Program
Next deadline: Early entry in September; Final Entry in November
Prudential Emerging Visionaries is a national program celebrating changemakers ages 14-18 with innovative solutions to financial and societal challenges in their communities and beyond.
QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program &
National College Match
Next deadline: September 26, 2023
The College Prep Scholars Program equips high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to top colleges.
Next deadline: May 1, 2024
Graduating high school seniors write a 400-500 word essay for a chance to win $2500.
Society of Women
Engineers - Orange County
Next deadline: Applications open in January and are due in March
SWE-OC offers Graduate and Undergraduate Student Scholarships to students at our local colleges, and an Endowed Scholarship that Orange County for high school seniors.
Next deadline: Challenge opens February and applications are due in May
T-Mobile, the T-Mobile Foundation, and Ashoka are teaming up for the fifth Changemaker Challenge, a nationwide contest that gives young leaders ages 13-18 with bold ideas for driving digital empowerment, putting equity into action, and supporting a thriving planet the opportunity to take their ideas for creating a more connected, equitable, and sustainable future to the next level.
Foundation Live Más Scholarship
Next deadline: Application is open from November-January
The Taco Bell Foundation Live Más Scholarship is This scholarship is for students (ages 16-26) who are passionate about creating a better future and making a positive impact on their community. This is not needs or achievement based; it is a passion-based scholarship program.
VFW Scout of the
Next deadline: March 1 annually
Veterans of Foreign Wars recognizes Gold Award Girl Scouts for standout citizenship, patriotism and love of country.