Girl Scout Scholarships

By KBBE News
May 10, 2017

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland is proud to announce that $23,500 in scholarships has been awarded to seven Kansas Girl Scouts.

These scholarships, made possible through the George W. and Jayne S. Smith Scholarship Fund, recognize the leadership and service exhibited by Girl Scouts. Jayne Smith served as executive director of the Wichita Area Girl Scout Council for 28 years before retiring in 1979, and both George and Jayne Smith volunteered thousands of hours in support of Girl Scouts. v

“These dedicated Girl Scouts exhibit courage, confidence and character, and make the world a better place,” said Liz Workman, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. “Thanks to the generosity of George and Jayne Smith, $23,500 in scholarships will benefit local girls who have worked hard to make a difference in their communities.”

Name, City, Education details, Scholarship

Kaitlin Adams Great Bend - Great Bend High School, Class of 2017 - Plans to attend Barton Community College George & Jayne Smith Scholarship - $3,000

Autumn Cox Hill City - Hill City Jr./Sr. High School, Class of 2017; college plans pending George & Jayne Smith Scholarship - $3,000

Amelia Culver Colby - Colby High School, Class of 2017 - Plans to attend the University of Kansas George & Jayne Smith Scholarship - $3,000

Emily Falke Parsons - Parsons High School, Class of 2017 - Plans to attend the University of Kansas George & Jayne Smith Scholarship - $3,000

Jaden Hopkins Hill City - Hill City Jr./Sr. High School, Class of 2017 - Plans to attend Colby Community College George & Jayne Smith Scholarship - $3,000

Emily Lowe Kirwin - Thunder Ridge High School, Class of 2017 - Plans to attend Kansas State University George & Jayne Smith Scholarship - $3,000

Gold Award Scholarship - $2,500

Rachelle Lumpkins Hays - Hays High School, Class of 2017 - Plans to attend Fort Hays State University George & Jayne Smith Scholarship - $3,000

Emily Lowe, 18, of Kirwin was awarded a $3,000 George and Jayne Smith Scholarship and Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland’s $2,500 Gold Award Scholarship.

To earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, Lowe built a flag deposit box to make it easier for members of her community to properly dispose of flags.

“I did this to benefit the soldiers in my community and show them there are still kids out there who care,” Lowe said of her Gold Award project.

The Girl Scout Gold Award recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through Take Action projects that have a sustainable impact in their communities and beyond.

To learn more about the Girl Scout Gold Award and Girl Scout Scholarships, go to kansasgirlscouts.org.

About Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland serves more than 14,500 girls and adults in 80 Kansas counties through its operational headquarters in Wichita, Kan., and regional offices in Salina, Hays, Emporia and Garden City. Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development and is the pre-eminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.


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