Coastal Federation Coastal Stewardship Scholarship Application
The Coastal Federation Coastal Stewardship Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship per student in recognition of outstanding dedication to our coastal environment.

Requirements: This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in one of North Carolina’s 20 coastal counties to help offset education expenses at the college or university of the student’s choice, including community colleges. Coastal counties include: Beaufort, Bertie, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington.

Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to qualify. GPAs will be verified.

Evaluation: This award will be made by the Coastal Federation’s Scholarship Committee based on the following evaluation criteria:
• GPA of 3.0 or higher
• Past environmental accomplishments
• Future environmental plans
• Community involvement and volunteerism
• Personal interest in the coastal environment
• Special need for the scholarship
• Personal reference

Essay answers may be up to 250 words. Some questions can be answered in fewer words. Words beyond the 250-word limit will not be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls or emails, please.

Deadline: Applications must be received by 11:59pm on April 15th. The award decision will be announced on April 30th.

The Coastal Federation is a member-supported nonprofit organization working to protect and restore coastal habitats and water quality. Learn more about the Coastal Federation and how to get involved at

The Coastal Federation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by law. Federation staff, board members, committee members, and their immediate families are not eligible.

Completion of this application grants the Coastal Federation permission to contact the student and the student's parent or guardian with information regarding this application and other coastal information. That permission may be revoked at any time per the Coastal Federation's privacy policy (

Online submission of this application is strongly preferred. However, if necessary, applications may be mailed to "Coastal Federation Stewardship Scholarship, 3609 Highway 24, Newport, NC 28570." Mailed applications must be postmarked on or before April 15. A print-friendly version is available here:

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