Academic Scholarship to Study a Foreign Language

Scholarship Value: $6,000
Awards Available: 1
Award Deadline: May 16, 2025

The Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation is dedicated to preserving the memory of Corinne Schillings, who lost her life on March 6, 2004 in a water taxi accident in Baltimore Harbor.

Corinne loved to learn, especially languages and about other cultures. It is our intent that she be remembered through the young women who receive scholarships from her foundation.

PURPOSE

The Foundation supports college women in learning about other cultures through the study of languages and study abroad.

MISSION/GOAL

To provide financial assistance to young women who have received the Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award and are pursuing college degrees in the study of languages, or who are studying in a foreign country as enrichment for their college program.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP to STUDY A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

The Foundation awards Academic Scholarships to undergraduates who have attained the Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award, and who plan to/are currently majoring/minoring in a foreign language at a four-year college/university. The scholarship is $1,500 per academic year and may be renewed 3 times after the initial award, for a total $6,000 maximum award. Scholarship renewal is not automatic, however, and awardees must submit the renewal application and all required attachments each year.

Guidelines

  • Complete the application.
  • Provide proof verifying receipt of the Silver and/or Gold Award.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a Girl Scout volunteer or staff member who is not a
  • relative. The letter of recommendation MUST be written within the past six months, specifically for this scholarship.
  • Provide a copy of the acceptance letter from the college/university (if not yet attending); or a copy of the current college transcript (if already attending).
  • Show proof that the cumulative AND foreign language grade point is at least a “B”.
  • Provide proof that the major/minor will be/is a foreign language.
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