Arlene Johns was a long time member of Girl Scouts of Western Rivers council, one of the legacy councils that forms Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Mrs. Johns served as a troop leader and her troop members were among the first to become Gold Award Girl Scouts in Western Rivers council. As an active board member, she represented the interests of the girls. Arlene was a member of the Silver and Gold Operating Team and mentored many young women, encouraging them always to seek the best in themselves. It is in her memory and honor that this scholarship is given. The funding for this scholarship came from the Johns Family, Mrs. Johns’ employer, Bud Johnson of Acme Collision, the Springfield business community and many, many friends in Girl Scouts.
Girl Scouts helps girls develop leadership skills, confidence and experience taking action to make the world a better place. Did you know that these same experiences also make Girl Scouts ideal candidates for college scholarships? The listings below include scholarships just for young leaders, Girl Scouts, and Gold Award Girl Scouts. Discover your options and apply today!
Scholarships for all Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of the USA has a searchable database of scholarship opportunities available to Girl Scouts.
Tips for using the database:
- To find opportunities available only to girls in our council: Select "GS Council" and "Oregon," or explore the list below.
- To find scholarships for Girl Scouts at a specific college or university: Select "College/University" and the state where the school resides.
- To find opportunities available to girls from any state: Select "All" in the state drop-down list.
GSOSW Scholarships for Gold Award Girl Scouts
To qualify for a GSOSW scholarship, you must be—or be in the process of becoming—a Gold Award Girl Scout. Applications for GSOSW scholarships will be online in the Winter/Spring of 2021.
ARLENE JOHNS MEMORIAL GOLD AWARD SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship has been established to recognize an outstanding Gold Award Girl Scout and allow her to continue her education. Scholarship monies awarded may be used for college, university, technical, vocational or trade schools and is not limited to schools in the State of Oregon.
Congratulations to Kristin Stotts, the recipient of the 2019 Arlene Johns Memorial Scholarship!
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LUELLA & GEORGE SHAVER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
The Luella and George Shaver Family Scholarship is given to an outstanding Girl Scout who best demonstrates the same qualities that Luella Shaver, a longtime, dedicated volunteer, showed in her life as a Girl Scout. The scholarship began in 1982 and is awarded each year to an exceptional graduating Gold Award Girl Scout. It is awarded for educational pursuits, such as college, vocational training and/or apprenticeship programs at an accredited school. The scholarship recipient is determined by a special committee and panel of judges, including Luella’s daughters Mary and Zizi Shaver.
Congratulations to Quinn McElroy-Fuchs, the recipient of the 2019 Luella & George Shaver Family Scholarship!
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EMERALD CIRCLE SCHOLARSHIP
The Emerald Circle will be granting scholarships twice annually to qualified Gold Award Girl Scouts. Funds are raised through donations. You can be a part of this exciting movement by donating to the scholarship fund. Contact Mary Lee Alder at 503-977-6807 or email@example.com to learn more.
Congratulations to Meher Chand and Sydney Scott who each received a Spring 2019 Oregon Clinic Emerald Circle Scholarship. Congratulations to Shefali Goel and Victoria Thornton who each received a Spring 2019 Emerald Circle Scholarship.
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