2018 GSEMA Scholarship Application
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEMA) is currently accepting applications for the 2018 GSEMA Scholarship Award. Two scholarships ($1,500 each) will be awarded to two Girl Scouts who are graduating seniors in recognition of their community engagement and leadership. The scholarship is to be used toward post-high school study.

Your online application and two letters of recommendation (one from school, one from the community) are due on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern.  Please pre-read the scholarship fact sheet at www.gsema.org.  All materials must be submitted by the deadline to be considered for the scholarship. Extensions will not be granted.

Read through all the material and be prepared to answer questions regarding your Girl Scout experience with dates and troop numbers, etc. You may find it easier to write your essay answer (500 word maximum) and then use cut and paste to enter the essay into the textbox. It will be difficult to read/edit what you write if you enter your essay directly. 

Should you have any questions, please contact board@gsema.org.

* 1. General Information

* 2. Girl Scout Experience

Years as a registered Girl Scout.  For each program level, please include:
1. Number of years at each level
2. Dates of participation at each level
3. Leader(s), if known
4. Troop numbers

* 3. Girl Scout leadership activities (i.e., camp, FaB, Council-wide committees, Destinations, Bronze, Silver, Gold Awards)

Please include a 200 word description of the activity, the impact of the activity on you and your community, and the dates of participation.

* 4. Academic Information

* 5. Plans for post-high school study or training (150 words maximum)

* 6. College or program you plan to attend and expected start date

* 7. Career plans (please enter "to be determined" if unknown at this time) (150 words maximum)

* 8. Extracurricular Activities

Please include a list of your school, community, sports, and/or faith-based activities. Include the date(s) you participated in the activity, the name of the activity, a short description and approximately how many hours you participated in this activity during the week.

* 9. Employment history

Please include a list of your past employment history. Include the date, name of employer, positions, supervisor and approximately how many hours you work per week.

* 10. Essay Question

Please answer one of the following essay questions (500 word maximum). 

1. Describe how being a Girl Scout has better prepared you for college and life beyond high school. Tell us what sets you apart from peers who have not experienced the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.


2. Describe a specific example of how you have "made the world a better place" through your civic engagement and/or volunteer activities and actions in Girl Scouting. This may include a community service project.

Enter your response and essay number below.

By clicking "Done" below, I certify that I have completed this application with honesty and integrity.

Once you click "Done", you will no longer be able to edit your responses. On the next page, you will have the opportunity to print out your responses for your records.