Girl Scout Scholarships Announced

By Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland
May 16, 2014

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland is proud to announce that the council has awarded nearly $24,000 in scholarships to 11 Kansas Girl Scouts, including one from McPherson.

These scholarships, made possible through the generosity of donors and Girl Scout alumni, recognize the leadership and service exhibited by Girl Scouts who have made an impact in their communities.

“It’s exciting to see nearly $24,000 in scholarships benefiting our dedicated Girl Scouts, thanks to the generosity of our donors and support from Girl Scout Alumni and Friends,” said Liz Workman, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. “I am proud of our scholarship recipients for setting goals, working to achieve them, and exhibiting leadership by truly living out the Girl Scout Promise and Law.”

Breanna Bullard

Wichita Northwest High School, Class of 2014

Plans to attend Wichita State University

Girl Scout Alumni & Friends Scholarship - $1,000

Kala Pinkham

Derby High School, Class of 2013

Attends Butler Community College

Gold Award Scholarship - $2,500

Allison Freese

Maize High School, Class of 2014

Plans to attend Missouri State University

Jayne Smith Scholarship - $3,000

Erin Rodgers

Wichita East High School, Class of 2014

College choice pending

Jayne Smith Scholarship - $3,000

Katerina Williams

Maize South High School, Class of 2014

College choice pending

Jayne Smith Scholarship - $3,000

Taylor VanCleave

Wichita South High School, Class of 2014

Plans to attend Wichita State University

Jayne Smith Scholarship - $3,000

Abby Maycock

Emporia High School, Class of 2014

Plans to attend Emporia State University

Helen Liefert Scholarship - $500

Marcella Mouser Scholarship - $500

Caitlin Schoeck

Emporia High School, Class of 2014

Plans to attend Emporia State University

Jayne Smith Scholarship - $3,000

Marcella Mouser Scholarship - $500

Maura Hansen

Colby High School, Class of 2014

Plans to attend Kansas State University

Jayne Smith Scholarship - $3,000

Megan Richmond

Marion High School, Class of 2014

Plans to attend Butler Community College

Dolores Crum Scholarship - $250

Isabella Harvey

McPherson High School, Class of 2014

Plans to attend Emporia State University

Shirley Mosher Scholarship - $500

Three of these Girl Scouts not only earned scholarships, but they also earned the Gold Award – the highest honor a Girl Scout can achieve. Allison Freese, Katerina Williams and Kala Pinkham all earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, which takes nearly two years to complete and requires extraordinary service through a Take Action Project. Gold Award recipients are eligible for special scholarships at some universities and colleges, and they automatically advance one rank in any branch of the U.S. Military.

Isabella Harvey, who received a $500 Shirley Mosher Scholarship from Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland, earned the Girl Scout Silver Award for her work at a local outdoor learning center. Each year, she volunteers for various community events, including McPherson’s “Mini Main” event, a holiday shopping experience for children. She is a drum major and section leader in the McPherson High School band, and is a member of the National Honor Society. She plans to study biochemistry at Emporia State University and obtain a master’s degree in behavioral neuroscience.

“She is a strong musician as well as a strong student leader and is very deserving of this scholarship,” Joel Wagoner, band director at McPherson High School, said of Isabella.


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