Scholarships and Awards
GSEP is pleased to announce the Awards and Scholarships available to Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors for next year. Each award listed below has different criteria, requirements, and application processes. Please browse through the Scholarship and Award Guide and read the materials linked below. Consider the Girl Scouts in your lives who you think would qualify for any of the following awards. All nominees must be currently registered Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. Click here to download an overview of all scholarship and award requirements.
Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. National Lifesaving Awards
Recognition may be given to any registered Girl Scout from 5 through 17 years of age where evidence presented in accordance with prescribed regulations shows that she saved or attempted to save a life under circumstances that indicate heroism or risk of her own life. Recognition cannot be given to anyone who is in any way the cause of or contributory to the incident, or where it appears that the risk involved was merely in the performance of duty or meeting of an obligation.
Given for saving life or attempting to save life with risk to the candidate’s own life.
Medal of Honor
Given for saving life or attempting to save life without risk to the candidate’s own life.
Additional funds are available for various camp scholarships. Following is a brief description of each fund. For additional details on criteria, requirements and instructions, please click on the applications below. All camp scholarship applications must be submitted with the 2013 summer camp registration form and financial aid application below.
DAUGHTERS OF ACTIVE MILITARY PERSONNEL CAMPERSHIP
In May 2010 Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania established a fund to award camperships to the daughters of active military personnel. Girl Scouts cookies are sold at the annual Army Navy Game and the proceeds are used for summer camp programs. Ten campership recipients will receive up to $400 toward a one week day or one week resident camp program.
JANET AND SOLOMON ESHNER CAMP SCHOLARSHIP
In January 2008, the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania established a fund to award a campership to a registered Girl Scout in GSEP. Janet A. Eshner was the Camp Director of Girl Scouts’ Camp Indian Run. She appreciates the positive impact a camp experience can have on girls, and she also appreciates the importance of education. Janet Eshner established this endowment in order to make camp more affordable to girls with leadership potential. This is a one-time award for a double session (two weeks) of resident camp (value of $600).
SALLY A. MOYER FUND FOR CAMP SCHOLARSHIP
In December 2007, the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania established a fund to award a campership to a registered Girl Scout in GSEP. Sally A. Moyer was a troop leader for more than 20 years and an active volunteer for more than 50 years. Deserving girls from the Pottstown area will be able to enjoy one of the late Sally Moyer’s favorite activities – camping with the Girl Scouts. This is a one-time award of up to $400 toward a one week day or one week resident camp.
ANNE TREVASKIS CAMP SCHOLARSHIP
In January 1994, the Girl Scouts of Delaware County, Inc. established a fund to award a campership to a registered Girl Scout to attend summer camp. Mildred Kriebel, the former Camp Upland Administrator, set up the fund in memory of her mother, Anne Trevaskis. This is a one-time award of $150 toward a one week session at Shelly Ridge day camp or Laughing Waters resident camp.
KELLEY YURICK FUND FOR CAMP SCHOLARSHIP
In December 2012, the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania established a fund to award a campership to a registered Girl Scout in GSEP in memory of Kelley Yurick. Deserving girls from Chester County will be able to enjoy one of the late Kelley Yurick’s favorite locations—Camp Tweedale. This is a one-time award of up to $400 toward a one week day or one week resident camp.
Nominee must be a resident of Chester County attending Camp Tweedale