Full and partial scholarships to attend Hog Island programs may be available from your local Audubon chapter, bird club, school or other sponsoring institution. Some scholarship offerings are listed below, though many other organizations may offer scholarships if you ask. You can find your local Audubon Chapter by entering your zip code here.
If you are unsure you will be awarded a full scholarship from a sponsoring group, you may want to reserve your place (with the $100 deposit) and then piece together funding from various sources. If you are later awarded a full scholarship by a group that has also paid the deposit, you will be refunded your deposit.
Current Scholarship Listings:
National Audubon Society Scholarships - EXTENDED DEADLINE for SELECT CAMP SESSIONS
Eligibility: Open to any session BUT the Road Scholar Seabird Conservation sessions. Must be willing to be a Hog Island Ambassador upon returning home from camp and perform one public presentation and one in-print publication (which could be hard-copy or digital such as Audubon chapter newsletter article, local newspaper article, online blog post, etc.)
To Apply: Download application
Deadline: January 20, 2017 - EXTENDED til March 1st for Joy of Birding, Arts & Birding, Marine Teen, Educator's Week, and Migration & Monhegan sessions
For more information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Derrick Jackson Diversity Scholarships
Eligibility: Seeking ethnically diverse teachers to apply for a scholarship to ANY session.
To Apply: Please send an email inquiry
Deadline: Open until filled
For more information: Email email@example.com
Appalachian Audubon Society Scholarships
This year we offer two, full Hog Island Teen Camp scholarships (excluding transport to/from camp), and will also consider offering an Adult Educator and a Family-Camp scholarship (see below). First consideration for the Teen Camps goes to teens living in our chapter territory (most of Cumberland, Dauphin, Northern York and Perry counties in south-central Pennsylvania, per NAS zip codes on our website). Non-resident teens may also be considered - birding/wildlife volunteer and family connections to our area strengthen non-resident applications. We can sometimes also offer partial scholarships/financial support to strong candidates outside of our formal scholarship-selection process.
Primary Eligibility: 14-to-17-year-old girls and boys with either a demonstrated passion for, or an awakening, demonstrated curiosity about birds and/or natural history/science, who are willing to "give back from their Hog Island learning and experiences" in some way to our chapter and to their local communities. Our Teen Camp scholarships this year: (a) Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens II, and (b) Marine Natural History for Teens.
Secondary Eligibility: If you would be interested in applying to us for scholarships towards Educator Camp or Family Camp, please contact us; those may become a possibility. Educator Camp: for teachers, youth leaders… Family Camp: for at least one adult relative/guardian + child aged 8 to 13 years (see Hog Island’s Program descriptions).
HOW TO APPLY: Info and application forms are on our website, http://www.appalachianaudubon.org/education.htm, under Hog Island Scholarships. Please note: We require that at least one letter of recommendation (non-relative/non-family) accompany your application. (Pennsylvania residents: please also see additional youth-camp scholarships for camps in Pennsylvania, on our website.)
DEADLINE FOR TEEN CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS: Saturday, January 28, 2017 (the last Saturday in January)
FOR MORE INFO: Karen Atwood, Education Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharing Nature: An Educators Week Scholarships
Ethnically-diverse teachers and educators
Eligibility: In line with stated national priorities, the National Audubon Society is seeking ethnically diverse teachers to apply for scholarships to our educator's program in July. See flyer for more information.
To Apply: Follow guidelines on flyer
For more information: Call Sharing Nature program director Pete Salmansohn at 845-661-1552 or email email@example.com
Sponsor: Bartramian Audubon Society
Eligibility: Teachers in Butler, Lawrence, Mercer, or Venango Counties of Pennsylvania
How to apply: Bartramian Audubon Society website
Deadline: February 28, 2017
For more information: Becky Lubold, Education Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sponsor: City Gardens Club of New York
Eligibility: New York City public school teachers
Award: $995 fee for the course as well as the $20 cost of the CEU credits at University of Southern Maine
How to apply: City Gardens Club of New York website
Deadline: April 15, 2017
For more information email: email@example.com
Sponsor: York County (Maine) Audubon
Eligibility: Teachers or Educators in York County, Maine
How to apply: link to: http://www.yorkcountyaudubon.org/in-the-community/scholarships
Deadline: March 15, 2017
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
As we learn of Audubon Chapters and other groups offering scholarships, they will be added to the list.
Is your organization interested in sponsoring a camper? See the page on sponsoring a camper for information on reserving places in our programs for scholarships recipients.