Elizabeth Spencer Memorial Scholarship

The Elizabeth (Betty) Spencer Scholarship was established in 2001 to remember Betty Spencer who served Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada faithfully for many years. At the time of her passing, Betty Spencer was the Provincial International Director and had demonstrated her enthusiasm for and dedication to post-secondary learning by Guiding members. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and assist with such further education and training for active members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Girl Guides in a recognized post-secondary Canadian institution.

The Elizabeth (Betty) Spencer Memorial Scholarship is provided annually to a registered member of Guiding in Newfoundland and Labrador, who meets all the requirements for a Girl Guides of Canada Scholarship, and who is the highest ranking non-recipient of a GGC Scholarship from Newfoundland and Labrador in the year of her application. The amount of the Scholarship to be awarded is determined annually by the Provincial Council.

There is no separate application for the Betty Spencer Scholarship. Applicants complete the GGC Scholarship Application, and enclose with it a photocopy of the previous year's final marks, a photocopy of current year's grades, a reference from inside Guiding and a reference from outside Guiding. Once the selections for the GGC Scholarships are made by the National Scholarship Committee, the Committee will then advise the Provincial Council of the next highest-ranking non-recipient of a GGC Scholarship from Newfoundland and Labrador. The recipient will be confirmed by the Provincial Council and notified by the Provincial Commissioner. The recipient is expected to provide confirmation of acceptance at a Canadian educational institution, a photo for publication, and a written acknowledgement by October 31 of the value of the scholarship to her.

For more information on the Elizabeth Spencer Memorial Scholarship, contact the provincial office at

More information about National Scholarship Applications.

Past Provincial Commissioner Scholarship

This Scholarship has been initiated to commemorate the term of our Past Provincial Commissioner, Judy Shannahan (2007-2012), to help support a Guiding member who is majoring in Public Relations and/or Marketing at a recognized post-secondary institution. This $500 scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who embodies the Mission and values of this organization. A recipient may only receive this scholarship once.


  • Recipient must be a registered member of Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada.
  • Recipient is expected to make a reasonable effort to continue her involvement in Guiding.
  • Recipient agrees to be part of any GGC promotional materials, including news releases and agrees to have any related information regarding the scholarship, i.e. photos, etc., posted on the GGC, NL website.
  • This scholarship is conditional on acceptance to or continuance in a full time academic program at a recognized post-secondary institution. 

Additional Information

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