• 57°

2019 Coastal Stewardship Scholarship winner selected

In the spring of 2019, the North Carolina Coastal Federation launched its first scholarship opportunity for students making a difference along our coast. The Coastal Stewardship Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship for graduating high school seniors with outstanding dedication to our coastal environment.

High school seniors from the 20 North Carolina coastal counties were invited to apply for the scholarship and share their accomplishments and activities that make them a great coastal steward.

Out of 22 applicants, the federation’s scholarship committee selected Morgan Fairbanks of Frisco.

Fairbanks recently graduated from Cape Hatteras Secondary School. Throughout her education, she has taken on a wide range of volunteer and extracurricular activities, including beach cleanups, the Cape Hatteras Hatchery Program, the North Carolina State University Blue Crab Research Internship and the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles.

“Environmental sustainability needs to become more of a priority for the sake of future generations,” said Fairbanks.

“I am excited to take part in making environmentally conscious changes in society and working with other like-minded people to discover ways to best reduce pollution and conserve the environment.”

The federation uses this scholarship to recognize students who have gone the extra mile to protect and restore the coast. Fairbanks has shown dedication to the coastal environment and plans to continue in her pursuit of a career in the marine science field.

“We were thrilled to have such a strong group of applicants for the Coastal Stewardship Scholarship this year,” said Sarah King, development director with the federation.

“After reading all the different things these students are doing for the coast; we know the future of our coast is in good hands.”

READ ABOUT MORE NEWS AND EVENTS HERE.

RECENT HEADLINES:

Outer Banks Community Foundation awards $192,000 in scholarships

Lunch for children at Fair Haven in Rodanthe

News

Fatality reported in Southern Shores incident involving pedestrian and motor vehicle

News

Cooper and Cohen tour Kill Devil Hills vaccine clinic

Lifestyles

High school seniors honored with NCCF Coastal Stewardship Awards announced

News

Mega Millions ticket sold online in North Carolina wins $1 million prize

News

NC State researchers predict 2021 hurricane season will be active

Crime

FBI increases reward for information on deaths of three women in North Carolina

Crime

Former Ft. Bragg private sentenced to over 12 years in prison after taking minor across state lines in fake kidnapping

News

Construction accident at old Bonner Bridge demolition site results in death

News

Former North Carolina Gov. McCrory enters US Senate race

News

Nags Head commissioners approve text amendments to UDO

News

State and local COVID-19 update

News

Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City hoists two people stranded in marsh near Mockhorn Island, Virginia

News

Interstate 85 Welcome Center, rest area near Virginia state line closed for renovations

Crime

Driver faces multiple charges after child struck, killed in North Carolina

News

Dare commissioners take next step in Home Health and Hospice process

Crime

North Carolina man sentenced to 18 years in prison for drug, firearm charges

Hyde

Ferry routes between Swan Quarter, Cedar Island and Ocracoke resume service, dredging continues

News

NCDOT to install temporary zipper merge in Carteret County

News

Court rules Duck beach access is private

News

Wake County won’t pursue criminal complaint of Louis DeJoy

Lifestyles

Lineman Appreciation Day recognizes critical role

News

Halifax County man becomes latest Millionaire Maker top prize winner

Crime

North Carolina sheriff’s office identifies two found dead; foul play suspected

Crime

North Carolina man sentenced to prison, ordered to pay over $6 million in restitution for wire fraud