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GSCSA Awards Inaugural Travel Grants

Travel Grants

The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians has awarded its inaugural round of travel grants.

Caitlyn Free, Whitwell, Tennessee
Alethea Free, Whitwell, Tennessee
Lizzie Scroggins, Dayton, Tennessee
Madison Bishop, Spring City, Tennessee
Amber Stanton, Spring City, Tennessee
Rachel Eldridge, Rogersville, Tennessee

Caitlyn, Alethea, and Rachel are going the 2015 council trip to Europe. Lizza, Madison, and Amber are going on the council’s July SCUBA trip.

GSCSA awards semi-annual travel grants of up to $500 to individual Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors for council-sponsored travel or GSUSA destinations.

The next round of travel grant applications are due November 15, 2014, with awards to be made in December. The second round of applications are due March 15, 2015, with awards made in April.

Recipients agree to the following:
• An essay about the trip, experiences and lessons learned to be used a as part of a thank you to the funders for this grant.
• Attendance at one grant committee meetings to select next recipients ; can be electronic if needed.
• As part of the committee, make three post-trip presentations about trip/destination. (Dates/locations will be determined by committee and recipient; these could include United Way, troops, service units, etc.)
• Participate in any GSUSA/GSCSA post-trip evaluations.