Gold Award Girl Scouts 2022

2022 Girl Scouts of WNY Scholarship Recipients

Girl Scouts of Western New York is proud to announce the 2022 Girl Scouts of WNY scholarship recipients.

Girl Scouts of Western New York Educational Scholarship Recipients

The Girl Scout Educational Scholarship was established in 1997 and recognizes the achievement and character of graduating Senior Girl Scouts who have achieved their Silver and/or Gold Award. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of academic achievements as well as Girl Scout involvement and accomplishments. 

  • Lindsay Augello, Elba
  • Olivia Baker, Buffalo
  • Anna Bartlo, Grand Island
  • Dakota Brinkman, Elba
  • Mikaela Campbell, Honeoye Falls
  • Angelina Carollo, Lancaster
  • Jocey Celeste, Williamsville
  • Giana Christopher, East Amherst
  • Ariana Cookinham, Webster
  • Elizabeth de Smidt, Rochester
  • Rachel Dickey, Lockport
  • Hannah Elliott, Ontario
  • Sarah England, Hamburg
  • Nicolette Faller, Sanborn
  • Elizabeth Faust, Orchard Park
  • Angelina Fullone, Webster
  • Ava GianGrasso, Clarence
  • Erin Hayes, Holland
  • Mackenzie Hutchins, Wheatfield
  • Tiffany Judge, Akron
  • Brianna, Kline, Lockport
  • Alyssa Kornacki, Lancaster
  • Hailey Kuder, Rochester
  • Sophia Lanzalaco, Henrietta
  • Shelby McGranaghan, Hilton
  • Arianna McKnight, West Henrietta
  • Riley Palmer, Randolph
  • Shannon Platt, Rush
  • Alaina Roberts, North Tonawanda
  • Eleanor Schiener, Geneseo
  • Laci Sewar, Elba
  • Emily Sullivan, Geneseo
  • Grace Tabone, Grand Island
  • Lottie Tomasello, Buffalo

The Kim Welsh Memorial Scholarship

The Kim Welsh Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 through the generosity of Carol and Allan Welsh in memory of their daughter, Kimberley.

  • Nicolette Faller, Sanborn
  • Paige Jegierski, Alden
  • Alyssa Kornacki, Lancaster
  • Alaina Roberts, North Tonawanda

Hans & Charlene Schoenenberger Golden Opportunity Scholarship

Hans and Charlene Schoenenberger offer one $1,000 scholarship to a Girl Scout who is receiving the Girl Scout Gold Award in 2021.

  • Laci Sewar, Elba

Ralph & Mary McLean Wilson Scholarship

The Ralph and Mary McLean Wilson Scholarship offers two $1,000 scholarships to Girl Scouts who are receiving the Girl Scout Gold Award in 2021.

  • Brianna Kline, Lockport
  • Angelica Tober, Hamburg

About the Girl Scout Gold Award

The Gold Award project is the culmination of all the work a girl puts into “going for the Gold.” A Girl Scout’s project should be something that a girl can be passionate about—in thought, deed, and action that encompasses organizational, leadership, and networking skills. The project should also fulfill a need within a girl’s community (whether local or global) and create change that has the potential to be on-going or sustainable. Approximately 80 hours of community service are involved in the project. Completion of the Gold Award also qualifies the Girl Scout for special scholarship opportunities and she can enlist in the military at a higher starting pay grade.

The Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious award in the world for girls, acknowledges the power behind each recipient’s dedication to not only empowering and bettering herself, but also to making the world a better place for others. These young women are courageous leaders and visionary change makers.

The Gold Award requires a Girl Scout to identify an issue and investigate it to understand what can be done to address the problem. The girl then forms a team to act as a support system, including a project advisor close to the issue who is not a troop leader or family member, while she leads the project. The Girl Scout creates a plan to ensure they know what steps they must tackle while working on the project. The Girl Scout submits a proposal for her project to her local Girl Scout council. After acceptance, the girl begins to work through the steps of their plan utilizing the assistance of her support team where necessary. Lastly, the project is used to educate and inspire others about the cause they are addressing.

For more information on the Gold Award, click here.

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