Lessons on Harbor Island

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
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 15, 2016
For more information: 

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

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, 2016
For more information: Becky Lubold, Education Chair (

Sponsor: City Gardens Club of New York
 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, 2016
For more information email:

Audubon Chapter Leadership Program (not available in 2016)
Eligibility: Matching funds are available for any chapter that sponsors a participant for at least $225.
Award: $225
To Apply: Enroll in this program, afterwhich the chapter must provide letter documentation of their sponsorship along with the funds.
For more information: Email

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. 

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