Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Scholarship opportunity: 2017 Chuck McLane Scholarship Program

2017 Chuck McLane Scholarship Program

In June of 2013, GSUSA announced the five year Chuck McLane Scholarship available for Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients. The scholarship program awards a $10,000 college scholarship to two (2) recipients each year, up to a total of ten (10) recipients by 2017. This program is made possible through the generous support of the Arconic Foundation (formerly called Alcoa Foundation).

Who is eligible to apply?
  • Girl Scout Gold Award recipients who completed  a STEM Take Action Project (project involves a STEM field -Science, Technology, Engineering or Math)
  • Recipients who will attend an accredited four year college or university as a freshman beginning in the fall of 2017 to pursue and complete studies in a STEM-related field. (At time of submission,  applicants may not be enrolled in college yet but will have to confirm enrollment before scholarship can be awarded.)
Scholarship requirements:
  • Scholarships are awarded to Gold Award recipients with an innovative, sustainable STEM-related Take Action Project that has significant impact on a community.
  • Recipients must be enrolled in an accredited four-year college, beginning their freshman year in the fall of 2017, and complete their studies in a STEM-field. (Recipients will be required to submit transcripts after their sophomore year showing they are pursuing studies in a STEM-related field and have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.0.)
  • Distribution of payments will be as follows:  Recipients will receive the first $5,000 for their freshman fall semester followed by the second $5,000 for her fall junior year.
  • Scholarship funds may be used exclusively  to defray educational costs such as tuition, fees, books, and supplies, as well as room and board in a college dormitory.
Application  process:
  • Girls should submit completed applications to acarson@gswpa.org by February 13, 2017.
  • Each council is responsible for reviewing the girls' applications they receive and for selecting up to two nominees.
  • A panel of corporate and community leaders will assist GSUSA in choosing two scholarship recipients from the pool of nominees. Councils and applicants will be notified by May 8, 2017.
Download scholarship information and application.