Sweet Briar College announces additional Girl Scouts scholarships

Posted on February 26, 2019 by Staff Writer

Girl Scouts Sweet Briar’s first two Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship recipients in fall 2018 were Lauren Jones (left) and Reesa Artz.

Sweet Briar College has announced two additional scholarships, for a total of four, in partnership with the Girl Scouts of the USA for girls who have completed the Gold Award. Thanks to generous donations, Girl Scouts who have been accepted at Sweet Briar from anywhere in the United States can apply for one $2,500 award, and another two awards of $2,500 each are reserved for students in Virginia and Georgia. A $5,000 award is designated for a Girl Scout from the Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital.

The scholarship is funded by multiple generous Sweet Briar alumnae who are former Girl Scouts and who care deeply about advancing women’s leadership.

All four scholarship awards are available for eligible incoming first-year students from the designated geographic areas who have achieved the Girl Scout Gold Award and have been accepted to Sweet Briar College. The scholarship award is for the first year of study.

Scholarship winners will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Acceptance to Sweet Briar College and a commitment to attend
  2. Current (or recent) active membership in a Girl Scout troop and completion of the Girl Scout Gold Award (please provide copy of the certificate or letter)
  3. Letter of recommendation from the troop leader
  4. Essay on your Gold Award project or how you have demonstrated a commitment to community service, leadership and/or sustainability

Gold Award winners can apply to Sweet Briar College at sbc.edu/admissions/apply-now. After submitting your application, you can submit the required Gold Award essay inside your Sweet Briar admissions portal. Deadline is April 1, 2019.

For questions, contact Sweet Briar’s Office of Admissions at admissions@sbc.edu or 434-381-6142.

For more information about joining the Girl Scouts, visit girlscouts.org.