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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 Assistance 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. 

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.

GSEP’s qualification guidelines for financial aid 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 financial aid. You may submit your letter of eligibility from your child's school as your proof of income. 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.

How to Apply

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. We will contact you via email with specific instructions and links to our online financial aid application form and our DropBox account. 

Once you have received your instructional email, you will have 30 days to complete the application and submit your proof of income to DropBox. If your application and proof of income are not complete after 30 days, GSEP will cancel your request for aid in MYGS.

New to Girl Scouts? Create an account in MYGS and select "Request Aid" when prompted on the payment page. We will contact you via email with specific instructions and links to our online financial aid application form and our DropBox account. 

Once you have received your instructional email, you will have 30 days to complete the application and submit your proof of income to DropBox. If your application and proof of income are not complete after 30 days, GSEP will cancel your request for aid in MYGS.

Questions? Contact memberservices@gsep.org.