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Financial-Aid

Financial Assistance

At Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, we are invested in every girl. We believe that every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout can be a Girl Scout, regardless of financial situation. To help welcome in every girl and adult member, GSEP offers financial assistance to those in need.  

Financial aid for Membership Year 2019 is now available!

How to Apply For Financial Aid

Renewing Members? – Log into your MYGS account and follow the prompts to renew your membership for the upcoming year. Select “Request Aid” when prompted on the payment page. Complete this form and then upload proof of income documentation to Dropbox. We will review your application and be in touch soon.

New to Girl Scouts? -- Create an account in MYGS and select "Request Aid" when prompted on the payment page. Then complete this form and submit your proof of income documentation to Dropbox.

Questions? Contact memberservices@gsep.org

Each of these steps must be completed by June 30, 2018, to receive the early bird patch. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once we have expended our allocated funds, we will discontinue awarding financial aid, so complete these steps as soon as possible.

Financial Aid Opportunities

Membership Dues 
Whether you're new to Girl Scouts or renewing your membership for the upcoming year, girls and adults can request financial assistance for the national GSUSA membership dues ($25).

Shop Certificate
Individual girl members can apply for a shop certificate for up to $25. This certificate can only be used to help cover the cost of uniforms and/or Journey books. Shop certificates can only be used in one visit to a GSEP retail shop.  Unused credit on a certificate will be forfeited.  All shop certificates will expire at the end of the membership year and cannot be rolled over to the next. To apply for a shop certificate, complete this form and indicate the shop certificate is your choice. Once you've completed the form, submit proof of income to Dropbox. Accepted proofs of income include: pay stubs from your employer, social security benefits, a SNAP benefits statement, a worker's compensation letter, disability benefits, and unemployment compensation.  Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program eligibility letters ARE NOT an accepted proof of income for GSEP shop certificate.

Eligibility

Financial aid applications are reviewed by GSEP's Business Services staff. The amount of funds granted will vary based on need and available funds. GSEP funds are limited, and resources are used wisely to assist the greatest number of eligible members.

Our qualification guidelines for GSUSA membership dues ($25) follow the same criteria and wage guidelines as the Federal School Free and Reduced Lunch Program. If your family qualifies for free or reduced school lunch, your family will qualify for membership dues. You may submit your letter of eligibility from your child's school as your proof of income for membership dues financial aid. If your family does not partake in the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program, you must submit total household proof of income in order to be considered. Accepted proofs of income include: pay stubs from your employer, social security benefits, a SNAP benefits statement, a worker's compensation letter, disability benefits, and unemployment compensation. 

Questions? Contact memberservices@gsep.org.

Camp 2018 Financial Aid and Membership Year 2018 Financial Aid

GSEP is not processing financial aid for membership dues and shop certificates for the 2017-2018 Membership Year or the 2018/2019 Extended Membership Year.

We are still accepting camp financial aid applications for summer 2018. Complete information and the application form can be found here. Please note that girls must register as members and register for their desired camp session and pay the $50 deposit online prior to applying for camp financial aid.