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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Through the generous support of donors Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri can provide financial assistance to our members. Programs such as Activity Scholarships and the Uniform Assistance Fund make it possible for a girl to receive financial assistance to support participation in Girl Scout program activities and camp. The Uniform Assistance Fund introduced in 2020 makes available age-appropriate uniform pieces.   

Beginning September 1, 2021 Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is implementing two new enhancements to its financial assistance process. These are designed with our families in mind. GSEM wants to increase opportunities and awareness for girls who have a need for assistance and to make it more seamless for families to apply.

Activity Scholarships

Financial assistance guidelines for Activity Scholarships have been updated. The council is now offering a streamlined process for awards between $10 - $50. Families/Caregivers are able to apply directly online when completing their program registration with no application required.

Processing of these requests will typically occur within 1 business day.
We ask that each participant utilize the fund for no more then 3-4 programs per year (on my honor).

For awards $51 and greater applicants must complete the full application.

Uniform Assistance Fund

Families who need assistance purchasing the uniform components that are available through the Uniform Assistance Fund: sash, troop numerals and American flag patch and Girl Scout Council identification set complete an application below.

This assistance enables girls to receive uniform components that are so important to enhancing a girl’s sense of belonging and identity as a Girl Scout to financial support to attend council programs and camp. 

Need Help? Contact the Shop at 314.592.2378 or  GSEMShopandERC@girlscoutsem.org.

We offer financial aid to cover the following expenses:

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Annual Membership Registration: Applicants will need to complete the Financial Assistance Request for Membership Dues Form and attach to the paper registration or request when registering online.
 

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Camp: Applicants will need to complete the Activity Scholarship Application and the Camp Program Application

 

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Programs: Applicants will need to complete the Activity Scholarship Application and the Individual Activity Form.

 

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Uniforms: Apply for uniform aid with the Uniform Assistance Fund Application.

 

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Adult Education: Applicants will need to complete the Adult Education Course Registration and Scholarship Application.


Need Help? Contact our Answer Center at 314.400.4600 or  answercenter@girlscoutsem.org.