2012 Kansas Girl Scout Scholarship Award Winners

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Scholarships

Due to the generosity of donors, Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland is able to offer several scholarships. This year’s scholarship offerings are:

  • George and Jayne Smith Scholarship: $3,000 (up to five scholarships to be awarded)
  • Helen Liefert Scholarship: $500 (one scholarship available)
  • Alumni and Friends Scholarship: $1,000 (one scholarship available)
  • Gold Award Scholarship: $2,500 (up to two scholarships available)

All applications are due no later than February 13 by 5 p.m. each year. Recipients of named scholarships above are recognized at Young Women of Distinction events in the council. Girl Scouts of the USA has also compiled a list of universities/colleges, foundations, and Girl Scout councils that offer scholarships, awards, and grants to Girl Scouts. Search Scholarships on the Kansas Girl Scouts website for more information.

Eight Kansas Girl Scouts were awarded more than $28,000 in scholarships in 2012. Four were present during the Young Women of Distinction presentation at Girl Scouts Go Greensburg in April to be recognized.


Please join us in congratulating the 2012 recipients:

Girl Scout

with plans to attend college



Julie Etzler KU or KSU Andover

Jayne Smith Scholarship

Caitlin Peak Barton County CC  Kirwin

Jayne Smith Scholarship;
Dolores Crum Scholarship

Jaclyn Jo Sheets Kansas State University  Belleville

Jayne Smith Scholarship

Emily Griekspoor Abilene Christian University  Wichita

Gold Award Scholarship;
Jayne Smith Scholarship;
Mildred Gilstrap Scholarship

Michelle Can Gieson Southwestern College  Norwich

Jayne Smith Scholarship

Rachel Kenagy United States Military Academy at West Point  Wichita

Alumni & Friends Scholarship;
Gold Award Scholarship
Jayne Smith Scholarship

Alice Tunks-Jones Emporia State University  Emporia

Jayne Smith Scholarship

Emily Matthews University of Tulsa  Wichita

Helen Liefert Scholarship

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