Coastal Federation's Coastal Stewardship Award Application
The Coastal Federation's Coastal Stewardship Award is a $1,000 award per student in recognition of outstanding dedication to our coastal environment.

Requirements: This award is open to graduating high school seniors in all of North Carolina’s 20 coastal counties to recognize outstanding stewardship of our coastal environment. 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.  

Evaluation: This award will be made by the Coastal Federation’s Stewardship Award Committee based on the following evaluation criteria:
• Past environmental accomplishments
• Future environmental plans
• Community involvement
• Personal interest in the coastal environment
• Special need for the award
• Personal reference

Essay answers may be up to 200 words. Some questions can be answered in fewer words. Words beyond the 200-word limit will not be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The Coastal Federation may share information submitted in the application such as volunteer activities, community involvement and personal interest in the environment when publicly announcing award recipients. No phone calls or emails, please.

Deadline: Applications must be received by 11:59pm on February 13th. The award decision will be announced in April.

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. Click "NEXT" below to proceed to the application.  However, if necessary, applications may be mailed to "Coastal Federation Stewardship Award, 3609 Highway 24, Newport, NC 28570." Mailed applications must be postmarked on or before February 13th. A print-friendly version of the application can be found here: 

The federation is pleased to honor students with this award and are grateful for the support of our sponsors who make the Coastal Stewardship Award possible.

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