On Thursday, February 21, 2019 Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri will
host Dessert First. At our signature fundraising event, over 500
people join us to taste delicious Girl Scout Cookie-inspired desserts,
to recognize our honorees and scholarship awardees, and to support our
mission: building girls of courage, confidence and character who make
the world a better place.
At this event, Girl Scouts celebrates the leadership and service of
outstanding Girl Scouts by who are making a difference in our
community and unleashing their inner
G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) tm.
Recipients are selected through a multi-stage application process. Two
finalists will receive a $5,000 scholarship and three semi-finalists
will receive a $500 scholarship for higher education.
About the Scholarship
Scholarship Awardees are selected
through an application, essay, and interview process. The selection of
scholarship recipients is made by an impartial committee. The
selections are final and at the discretion of the committee.
Scholarship Applicant Eligibility
To apply for the
Dessert First Education Scholarship, each applicant must:
- Be a currently registered Girl Scout with Girl Scouts of
- Be a current high school freshman,
sophomore, junior, or senior
- Have had their Girl Scout Gold
Award project proposal approved and be actively working towards
completing their Gold Award, or have earned the Girl Scout Gold
- Submit a completed application by Thursday, October
11, 2018 by midnight
- Be interviewed and taped the
first week of December 2018 for a video that will play at the
Dessert First event.
- Attend the award presentation at
Dessert First on February 21, 2019.
Please click here for the fillable PDF. The application
must be typed.
For more information email Ashlie
Zimmerman, Senior Manager, Fund Development or call 314.592.2367.
Past Scholarship Recipients: