Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) October 16-19, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah
GSLI will provide girls 14 and older with three days of leadership skill-building activities tied to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). GSLI will begin on Thursday afternoon and culminate on Sunday morning. GSLI participants will be included in the National Convention Opening Ceremony on Thursday evening as well as other scheduled events. Girls will participate in numerous workshops connected to the Girl Scout program, in this exceptional opportunity. Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines is proud to offer financial subsidy to make this opportunity affordable for our members. After the council subsidy, the family’s financial commitment for the trip is $600 per girl, due September 30, 2014 for selected applicants. Payment plans and/or additional financial assistance may be available for those with financial hardship.
The GSLI 2014 will focus on big issues that girls across the country and around the globe are passionate about. Each girl will also create action plans that will provide her and her council with a significant and lasting return on investment. Girls will choose among seven popular issues and design related projects that will enable them to go out and make a difference in their communities.
This year’s issues are teen violence, healthy relationships, basic needs (such as hunger, poverty, homelessness, and natural disaster relief), inclusion/diversity, self-image/body image, education, and the status of women.
Misty Crabtree Eastham Endowment
The Misty Crabtree Eastham Endowment will provide scholarships for Girl Scout Gold Award recipients from Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines to help defray their college costs. Preference will be given to girls who have been in foster care or adopted or have faced a great deal of adversity. Apply for the Misty Crabtree Eastham Endowment.
Jane S. Barringer Award
Girl Scout Gold Award recipients are eligible to apply for the Jane S. Barringer Award. This award is a $750 cash scholarship established to honor Mrs. Barringer, an outstanding teen advisor. A group of her former Girl Scouts, along with the council, has instituted an award in her name to be given to an individual who embodies the principles and spirit Mrs. B works to instill.
Award criteria state that the applicant must:
- Be a currently registered Girl Scout in Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines
- Have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award or its equivalent (First Class, Curved Bar, Golden Eagle)
- Show evidence of academic and/or professional achievement
- Exhibit how she incorporates the Girl Scout Promise and Law into every aspect of her life
- Have a concrete plan for how the award money will be used to further education or skill development
One award is given each year. Apply for the Jane S. Barringer Award.
The Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation Scholarship to Study a Foreign Language and Grant for Study Abroad
The Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation is dedicated to preserving the memory of Corinne Schillings, a woman who lost her life in a Baltimore water taxi accident in 2004. Corinne was a Silver Award Girl Scout and graduate of Purdue University. Corinne received her undergraduate degree in foreign languages. Corinne believed strongly in higher education for women and in learning about various cultures through language.
The Foundation will award scholarships and grants to deserving young women who reflect Corinne’s aspirations, values, and enthusiasm for life. For further information about Corinne, the foundation, and downloadable scholarship and grant applications, visit the foundation’s website at http://www.cjsfoundation.org/. The application deadline is March 15th of each year.
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
The Prudential Spirit of Community Award is based on volunteer work in the community. Middle school and high school level teens that use their free time to volunteer in their communities are encouraged to apply. Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines selects two honorees, one in middle school and one in the high school level each fall. Those selected will have their applications sent in so that they can go on to compete in the state level. If applications are chosen at the state level girls will receive $1,000, a silver medallion, and an all expense paid trip to Washington, DC with a parent or guardian. Visit www.prudential.com/spirit to learn more about the award. The deadline to apply for possible endorsement by Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines is October 25.