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Gold Award

Are you ready to make a difference in the world?

The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouts.

Open only to girls in high school, this prestigious award challenges you to change the world—or at least your corner of it. By the time you put the final touches on your seven-step project, you'll have solved a community problem—not only in the short term, but for years into the future—and you’ll be eligible for college scholarships.

You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:

 You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent)

 You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout Ambassador

 You have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed a Journey

Girl Scout Gold Award pin

Get Started

The first step towards Gold is submitting your award project proposal. Ask questions, get project feedback and more by attending a Gold Award Roundtable meeting hosted by our volunteer committee.

Getting Started
Gold Award Applications

Troop Funds Agreement

To submit your application download and complete the 3 forms below:

Gold Award Project Proposal

Gold Award Project Timeline

Gold Award Project Budget Proposal

Once your project has been reviewed, you will be connected to a Gold Award Liaison to help you along the way!

Questions? Email us at or call (972) 349-2436.

During Your Project
Finishing Touches

Congratulations, we're so proud of you! Be sure to complete these forms to wrap everything up.

Gold Award Final Report
 Use this form to share the details of your project and information about what you learned with the Girl Scout Gold Award Committee.

Gold Award Final Project Timeline
     Using this table , document your step‐by‐step plan for how you reached your project goals.

Gold Award Final Project Budget

Gold Award Scholarships

Below is a compiled list of scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors. Be sure to check with us for the most recent information, or your guidance counselor, for more financial aid opportunities.

Questions? Email or call (972) 349-2436.

Collin County Master Gardeners Association
    Each year CCMGA offers one $2,000 scholarship to a student interested in the study of horticulture-related fields, and is available to graduating high school seniors who are verifiable Collin County residents.

Texas Elks State Association
    The Texas Elks State Association awards a $2,500 scholarship annually to one Texas graduating senior who has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. The 2018 scholarship must be used at a Texas college, university or trade/vocational school during the 2017-2018 school year.

Society of Women Engineers
    The Dallas Section of the Society of Women Engineers offers scholarships to graduating seniors from area high schools who will be majoring in Engineering.

Mavs Scholarship Program, Presented by Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc.
    The Dallas Mavericks, Wesley Matthews and Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc. have teamed up to present the 7th annual Dallas Mavericks Scholarship Program to Metroplex high school seniors in financial need.

City of Dallas Mayor's Intern Program
    For rising high school juniors and seniors. You must attend a Dallas public high school to apply. Please let GSNETX know if a girl is selected - we have other connections to possibly make this program even more robust.

2018 KPMG Future Leaders Program Scholarship
    Annually, top female high school seniors from around the country are selected to participate in the KPMG Future Leaders Program and receive a scholarship of $10,000 per year through four years of college. Selected students attend a three-day retreat at Stanford University the summer before their freshman year of college and take part in a yearlong mentoring program, paired with a female leader participating in the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit. APPLY (Deadline Jan. 31, 2018)

Elk's National    

GSNETX, Betty Richardson Scholarship

State Gold Award Scholarship

GSUSA Gold Award Scholarships

External Scholarship Opportunities

College Preparation

To support seniors through the college application process, Cedar Hill ISD, Dallas ISD, DeSoto ISD, Duncanville ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, Irving ISD, and Lancaster ISD are participating in a regional texting tool that will allow students and parents to receive reminders about college deadlines and give them the ability to text with college advisors.

About the Dallas County Texting Program

Dallas County Financial Aid Workshops
    Learn how to apply for financial aid at workshops around Dallas.

Benefits of Going Gold

Gold Award Girl Scouts do well in life! They rate their general success significantly higher than their peers and report greater success in reaching their goals in many areas.

•  Higher education and career 
o Distinguish yourself in the college admissions process
o Earn college scholarships
o Enter the military one rank higher

•  Life skills 
o Be seen as a role model and distinguished leader
o Master time management skills
o Make the world a better place

•  Community 
o Use your vision for change
o Tackle an issue, locally or globally
o Establish a lifetime network
o Create your community legacy with a sustainable solution to a problem

Source:  Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study, a report from the Girl Scout Research Institute, 2012

Adult Guide: Girl Scout Gold Award

As a volunteer, you’ll encourage Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors working toward their Girl Scout Gold Award. Use this guide to support girls as they develop into tomorrow’s leaders.

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