At Girl Scouts, we provide girls with the tools they need to accomplish anything they set their mind to. And for many girls, their goals involve higher education! That’s why Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is proud to offer multiple scholarship opportunities, based upon donor funding, for girls in our council footprint. Each year, we choose from an incredible set of applicants to receive one of our scholarships. These Girl Scouts have worked hard to get where they are, and we are so proud of each and every one of them!
Our 2021 scholarship recipients have learned to become incredible leaders, changemakers, and innovators during their time with Girl Scouts. They have gone above and beyond to make the world a better place, and are an incredible representation of the purpose of our Movement. We know that they will take everything they have learned over the years to accomplish amazing things in their next chapter!
Gladys Marion Scholarship Endowment
The Gladys Marion Scholarship was made possible by a lifetime member of Girl Scouts who gave her time and shared her talents to support Girl Scouts as they developed their leadership skills and prepared to be the next generation of leaders. The scholarship, for high school seniors primarily residing in Brunswick, New Hanover, or Pender County, recognizes those who have demonstrated significant leadership as members of GS–NCCP through earning their Girl Scout Gold Award or equivalent participation in council leadership programs. The scholarship is a four-year scholarship and will support the recipient each year over the course of her undergraduate tenure, provided the recipient continues to meet academic requirements.
This scholarship is open to all Girl Scouts. Preference will be given to high school seniors primarily residing in Brunswick, New Hanover, or Pender County.
Emma J. is the 2021 recipient of the Gladys Marion Scholarship Endowment. She has been active with Troop #898 from Wilmington for 10 years, earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, and plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study environmental science and journalism. She is looking forward to continuing her passion for science, community-building, radio, and fellowship through campus organizations as well as community service projects. Emma is a committed ambassador for her passions and all activities in which she is involved.
Jane S. Barringer Award
“Mrs. B” has been an inspiration to Girl Scouts in our council for 50 years! As a teen advisor she has offered girls different perspectives and opportunities to make a difference. If you are proactive and passionate about making the world a better place, apply for this scholarship designed to further your education or skill development.
This award is open to Gold Award Girl Scouts who are high school seniors or adult professionals pursuing further education or skill development.
KaLa K. was selected for the Jane. S. Barringer Award this year. She has been an active member of Cary Troop #1241 for the past 11 years, earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, and plans to attend Yale University in the fall where she has a clear goal in mind: to reimagine the public education system and social studies curriculums to reflect the increasingly diverse and informed student body. KaLa is an incredibly positive person who connects with her peers and adults alike. Her personal integrity and code of excellence is of a person well beyond her years.
Misty Crabtree Eastham Scholarship
As a girl in foster care, Misty joined Girl Scouts and gained a network of friends to support and guide her— friends who joined her in a journey of adventure that provided life-changing opportunities. Misty overcame adversity and embodied a sense of selflessness, generosity, drive, and determination. Her scholarship foundation recognizes and rewards Girl Scouts with these same qualities. The award from this scholarship is used to help pay for college expenses.
This scholarship is open to Gold Award Girl Scouts who are high school seniors. Preference will be given to girls who have overcome adversity as defined by the applicant.
Sidrah Q. was selected to receive one of two awards for the Misty Crabtree Eastham Scholarship. She has been a Girl Scout for 4 years with Troop #4438, earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, and is attending East Carolina University this fall where she will begin her journey to become a cardiologist. Sidrah is a dependable, compassionate, intelligent, and driven young lady who is empathetic and devoted to community service.
Gavi F. also received the Misty Crabtree Eastham Scholarship this year. She has been a Girl Scout for the past 13 years, earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, and was a girl member of our council’s Board of Directors. She will attend Franklin & Marshall College in the fall where she plans to study math and science, engage in several campus clubs, and volunteer in the local community. She is an excited consumer of information, careful listener, and generous supporter of her peers who puts her heart into her community.
Interested in applying for a Girl Scout scholarship? Check out our Scholarships page to learn more about council scholarships as well as other options for Girl Scouts!