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Outstanding Gold Award Girl Scouts Receive 2023 Emerald Circle Scholarships

Emerald Circle

Nineteen Gold Award Girl Scouts received a total of $31,000 in scholarship money from the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Emerald Circle during the council's recent Gold Award ceremony. 

The Emerald Circle is a Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council membership-based organization founded in 1992. The circle's scholarship selection committee awards scholarships to outstanding Gold Award recipients to help them as they work to achieve their dreams of a higher education and continue the hallmarks of Girl Scouting— service and leadership. Scholarships are awarded one time, range from $1,000-3,000, and are funded entirely by members of The Emerald Circle.

The Emerald Circle has awarded more than 575 scholarships totaling more than $800,000 since its inception. 

Congratulations to the following recipients:


Sofia Fair $3,000, Judy Kunkel Memorial

Adison Smith $2,500, Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation

Suhani Goswami $2,000, The Emerald Circle/Goodykoontz Scholar

Jenna Hinz $2,000, Robert H. & Joanne M. Williams Family

Sarah Hennig $1,500, The Emerald Circle/Goodykoontz Scholar

Annabeth Kalapatapu $1,500, The Emerald Circle/Goodykoontz Scholar

Reeda Karowadia $1,500, The Emerald Circle/Goodykoontz Scholar

Aarthi Kukaruban $1,500, The Emerald Circle/Goodykoontz Scholar

Narissa Chan $1,500, The Emerald Circle

Grace Cowey $1,500, The Emerald Circle

Mahika Dawar $1,500, The Emerald Circle

Safia Khan $1,500, The Emerald Circle

Zia Manasia $1,500, The Emerald Circle

Eva Nitsch $1,500, The Emerald Circle

Lucy Rixner $1,500, The Emerald Circle

Grace Roffall $1,500, The Emerald Circle

Meagan Spates $1,500, The Emerald Circle

Katherine Alley $1,000, The Emerald Circle

Victoria Vasquez $1,000, The Emerald Circle