Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to girls who are unable to pay for Girl Scout programs due to financial hardship. We will make every effort to ensure that no girl is denied participation in a Girl Scout experience because of lack of funds. In some cases, financial aid is also available to adult members.

For Summer Camp: Council Run & Volunteer Run

For more information on registration and financial aid process for summer camp, visit CampRocks.org.

For Non-Camp, Non-Membership Financial Aid Requests:
Events, Uniforms, Training, etc

Fill out the form below completely and submit it with proof of income to:

Financial Aid
Girl Scouts of Northern California - San Jose Office
1310 S. Bascom Ave
San Jose, CA 95128
Fax 1-408-287-8662

Valid Proof of Income Includes:

Proof of income can be check stubs, Social Security or AFDC benefit statements, unemployment check stubs, W-2s, tax forms, anything that can corroborate the family income.

Please allow 10 business days for the approval process. Once your financial aid form is accepted, you will receive a letter of approval by mail.

Financial Assistance Guidelines

  • Application must be complete and include proof of income and any required deposit
  • Financial Assistance requests must be for something specific, e.g. uniform parts or a specific activity.
  • Financial Assistance funds are supplementary. The council expects each family to pay as much as it can toward the cost of the Girl Scout experience.
  • Financial Assistance funds are based on financial need and/or special circumstances.  Based on where a family qualifies, assistance can range from 20% up to 80% of a request.
  • Financial Assistance funds are limited. The council makes every effort to provide enough support so that no girl is denied participation in a Girl Scout experience due to lack of funds.
  • Applicants may be eligible for financial assistance up to twice a year if the second experience is significantly different from the first.
  • Send all requests to:
    Girl Scouts of Northern California - San Jose Office
    1310 S. Bascom Ave
    San Jose, CA  95128
    Fax 1-408-287-8662

For Membership Dues

  • Fill out and submit the Girl Registration form
  • Write "FA" on the form in the Payment Information section
  • Submit the form to your local GSNorcal office
  • Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing and data entry
  • A confirmation email will be sent to the email provided on the form

Questions should be directed to Olivia Kerkula okerkula@girlscoutsnorcal.org.