Wesleyan creates new scholarship for Girl Scouts

Wesleyan College has developed a new scholarship program for Girl Scout Gold Award recipients.

The scholarship, valued at $9,000 a year, was developed “to honor the commitment to service and community leadership exemplified” through the Gold Award, according to a Wesleyan news release.

The Gold Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn.

The first scholarship will be awarded for the fall 2010 semester. It is renewable every year for four years if the student remains in good standing and maintains a 2.5 grade point average.

High school seniors may apply for the scholarship if they plan to complete Gold Award requirements by late spring of their senior year. Additional eligibility requirements apply.

For more information, contact Lisa Sloben at 757-9510 or

The deadline to apply is Nov. 2.