2023 Stewardship Excellence Scholarship

In 2016, the Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Coalition first implemented a competitive scholarship.

The scholarship is for students in high school in Brunswick, New Hanover or Pender County, who are seeking a higher educational degree at UNCW, Cape Fear Community College (CFCC), or Brunswick Community College (BCC) in a field with a focus on environmental studies,


A currently enrolled student at UNCW, CFCC or BCC whose course tract is in environmental studies. (Geography, GIS, Environmental Planning, Sustainability, Environmental Education, etc.…)

High School applicants must show proof with an acceptance letter or other applicable document showing their intent to enroll in UNCW, CFCC, or BCC. University or college applicants must show supporting documentation of their course tract like a class schedule.

*Isaac Bear Early College High students are eligible if their course tract is in environmental studies.
*College transfer students from CFCC or BCC are also eligible if accepted into UNCW as well as UNCW students accepted into a graduate program related to environmental studies at UNCW.

CLICK HERE for the Scholarship Awards Guidelines.

CLICK HERE for the 2020-2021 Scholarship Application Form.

Application deadline is December 30th 2022

Selection will be made February, 2023

Award will be presented at the 2023 Awards Luncheon.


Those that would like to make a tax-deductible donation to sponsor the annual scholarship program may do so on our sponsorship page.  Thank you in advance for your contribution to support the next generation of environmental stewards.