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We know you’ve worked hard as a Girl Scout by building marketable soft skills like teamwork, problem solving, adaptability and leadership, all while completing community service hours and take action projects that have made the world a better place. The experiences you’ve had can speak volumes on college applications and scholarships. That’s why Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines is proud to offer multiple scholarship opportunities for girls in our council footprint – just one more way of supporting you and recognizing your achievements!

Remember, earning a Girl Scout Gold Award is an excellent way to give any college or scholarship application that “something extra” to help you stand out from the crowd.

GS-NCCP Scholarship Information

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 Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines through earning their Girl Scout Gold Award or equivalent participation in Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines 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. 



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.



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. Misty completed an Associate’s degree, a Bachelor’s degree, a certificate program, and had been accepted to a Pharmacy Tech program before she was diagnosed with her cancer. She was also an extremely supportive and devoted military spouse for 15 years. 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.


Applying for GS-NCCP Scholarships

Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines is pleased to have the ability, based upon donor funding to award the following annual scholarships to high school students, undergraduates, and adult professionals pursuing further education. There are several fantastic scholarships exclusively for Girl Scouts. 

  • Gladys Marion Scholarship
  • Jane S. Barringer Award
  • Misty Crabtree Eastham Scholarship

We encourage our members to explore each scholarship. From studying abroad to educational expenses, these scholarships are aimed at providing exciting opportunities for applicants. Although there are multiple scholarships awarded to Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts do not need to apply for each scholarship individually. Complete the GS-NCCP Scholarship Common Application to be considered for any of the scholarships listed below.

But before you get started on your application, checkout A Guide to Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines’ Scholarship Common Application. This guide preps you for success by sharing the essay questions from the application and provides helpful pro-tips for completing with ease. 

When you’re ready, complete the Scholarship Common Application.

GSUSA Scholarship Information

Girl Scouts of the USA has compiled a list of universities/colleges, foundations, and Girl Scout councils that offer scholarships, awards, and grants to Girl Scouts.

We encourage Girl Scouts to visit GSUSA’s scholarship database for more opportunities and resources.

Additional Scholarship Information

For additional information on college scholarships, contact your high school guidance counselor, reach out to the financial aid office of the school(s) you wish to attend, and check out these websites:   

  • Betsy Y. Justus NC TECH Founders Scholarship
  • Cottey College
    Cottey College invites Gold Award Girl Scouts to apply for the Girl Scout Leadership Award scholarship. Girl Scouts interested in touring Cottey College are eligible to receive assistance through C 4 Yourself. Cottey College is also offering all Girl Scouts graduating in 2022 and 2023 an opportunity to attend a robust leadership experience, Summer Workshop, in June 2021. This scholarship is $1,000 per academic year and is awarded to Girl Scout Gold Award recipients. In addition to Cottey College's Automatic Academic Scholarships, North Carolina Cottey College Scholarship Fund is currently offering $5,000 annually to North Carolina students who complete the application. The deadline for completion is February 15, 2021. 

Through the GSUSA partnership with CollegeLab—a mobile-friendly online platform that helps students manage the college admission process and improve their chances of acceptance—registered Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors are eligible for free access to the platform once they’ve met one or more of the following requirements:

From the comfort and safety of their own homes, girls can research over 2,000 colleges and universities, get personalized acceptance predictions at the top 500 colleges, create a balanced college list to share with family and school counselors, and organize and collect their notes.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards represent the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.  The program’s goal is to applaud young people who are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods and, even more importantly, to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to the well-being of their communities. 

The 2021 Prudential Community of Spirit Awards for outstanding volunteer service have been announced. Check out our blog for Girl Scouts that were honored!

Interested in applying for the 2022 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards?  Students in grades 5-12 who live in the 50 states or Washington, D.C., and have conducted a volunteer service activity within the past year are eligible to apply.  Applications for the 2022 awards will open in September 2021.  

Lifetime Membership

Consider gifting your graduate a Lifetime Membership to Girl Scouts! The Lifetime Membership fee is usually $400, but we offer a young adult option (for anyone 18-29 years old) at the reduced price of $200. For more information, please contact our Customer Care Team at 800.284.4475.

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