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Attention Teen Girl Scouts!

Each spring Girl Scouts of Western Washington presents the Val Manuel Take Action Travelship and the Award of Excellence Scholarship. The purpose of these awards is to help Girl Scouts in western Washington achieve their goals and develop their individual potential through higher education, service and/or travel. Visit each application form for criteria and requirements.

Val Manuel Take Action Travelship
The Val Manuel Take Action Travelship supports girls to complete a Take Action project in relation to a travel experience – either on the trip or back home.
Maximum award amount: $1500 (one-time award).

To be eligible, you must:
  • Be a registered Girl Scout in our council.
  • Be in grades 8-12
  • Complete a Take Action project as part of their travel experience
  • Provide leadership in a Take Action project that reaches beyond the Girl Scout community

Val Manuel Take Action Travelship Application: due April 30, 2014
Questions? Contact travelapplicant@girlscoutsww.org

Related forms (due after you have been selected to receive a travelship):

Award of Excellence
The Award of Excellence scholarship recognizes distinguished Gold Award recipients. The award supports high school graduates (or equivalent) as they pursue higher education. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the place of higher education. Award amount range: $500-$1500 (one-time award).

To be eligible, you must:
  • Be a registered Girl Scout in the Girl Scouts of Western Washington council
  • Graduate high school in Spring/Summer 2014 (or have completed GED equivalent)
  • Be less than 21 years old
  • Be a Gold Award recipient

Girls with approved Gold Award project proposals, who are currently in the final stages of project completion, may apply for this scholarship. If selected, your scholarship award will be dependent on successful completion of your Gold Award, including official approval of your final report prior to September 30, 2014. Scholarship funds will not be distributed until your Gold Award is officially earned.

Award of Excellence Application: due May 19, 2014

Questions? Contact goldawards@girlscoutsww.org

Please note: The Ellen Datin Memorial Scholarship will not be offered this year. Thank you to the Datin family for providing this wonderful opportunity to graduating Girl Scouts over the years!

Looking for additional Gold Award scholarship opportunities? Be sure to check out our commendation letters and scholarship opportunities resource and scholarship information from GSUSA.