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Beth Winters Memorial Scholarship

Information about the Beth Winters Memorial Scholarship is mailed in early December to all 12th grade Girl Scouts. The application and references are due Feb. 1. Interviews will be held in February and recipients will be recognized at Inspire a Girl on April 14, 2018. 

Beth Winters, daughter of Joyce and George Termini and the late Charles Winters, exemplified the highest ideals of Girl Scouting as reflected in the Girl Scout Promise and Law. On August 26, 1995, Beth suffered an untimely death in a car accident at the age of 26.

As a young woman, Beth moved through life with grace, tenacity and a soaring spirit. The Beth Winters Scholarship Fund, endowed by Beth’s family and friends, captures that spirit by annually recognizing an Ambassador Girl Scout of high ideals.

Read about the history of the scholarship and learn more about Beth! 

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>>>Download the reference form

VFW Scout of the Year Scholarships

Annually, the Veterans for Foreign Wars recognizes three individuals who are: Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, Venture Summit Award recipients, and/or Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the qualities of that rank.

Applications are due to your local VFW post by March 1. Recipients of the three scholarships are selected from a national pool of candidates.


  • Be a registered, active member of a Girl Scout Troop.
  • Be a Gold Award recipient.
  • Have demonstrated exemplary citizenship in school, Scouting and community.
  • Have reached your 15th birthday and be enrolled in high school at the time of selection.

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Prudential Spirit of Community Award

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.

Are you a middle level or high school student making a difference through volunteering? Apply today for national recognition, monetary awards and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.!

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors students in grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.

Applications are now open for 2019 awards. Here's how it works:

  • By November 6, 2018, students must submit their completed applications, and signed student/parent agreements, to a certifier. (Certifiers can be school principals or the head of a county 4-H organization, Girl Scout council, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or affiliate of Points of Light's HandsOn Network.)
  • By November 16, 2018, certifiers select and certify top applicants for state-level judging.
  • On February 5, 2019, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards announces state-level winners for 2019.

Learn more & apply!