Scholarships from Hog Island, private donors, and partnering organizations

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 Employee Discount
If you are a National Audubon Society employee, please send an email to with your email and we will provide you with a discount code to recieve $100 off registration.

National Audubon Society BIPOC Scholarships
Eligibility: Open to any BIPOC people to attend any session BUT the Road Scholar Saving Seabirds session and Costa Rica Teen Birding Camp.  Must be willing to be a Hog Island Ambassador upon returning home from camp and write a review of their week at Hog Island for the Hog Island marketing efforts. 
To Apply: Download application - coming soon!
Deadline: March 15, 2021
For more information: 

National Audubon Society Educators of Color Scholarships
Seeking educators of color for our Sharing Nature: An Educator's Week at Hog Island.
Eligibility: To help promote equity, diversity, and inclusion, Audubon is offering scholarships to people of color who lead education classes in schools, Audubon centers, or chapters  See flyer for more information.
To Apply: Download application
For more information: Email

Derrick Jackson Educators of Color Scholarships
Eligibility: Seeking educators of color to apply for a scholarship to ANY session except the Road Scholar session.  
To Apply: Download application
Deadline: Open until filled 
For more information: 

National Audubon Society Ambassador Scholarships
Eligibility: Open to any session BUT the Road Scholar Saving Seabirds session.  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: March 15, 2020 - extended deadline for Fall Migration & Monhegan Island, Raptor Migration & Monhegan Island and Sharing Nature: An Educator's Week
For more information: 


AAS is a chapter of National Audubon Society (NAS) in south central Pennsylvania, with membership in Cumberland, Dauphin, Northern York and Perry counties (as determined by NAS zip-codes).  These zip codes can be found on the AAS education webpage referenced below.
For 2019, AAS will be offering three scholarships to Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens, excluding transport to/from the camp. The scholarships are for either Session I or II of the Coastal Maine Bird Studies camp.  Further information on the camps is available at either the AAS webpage referenced below or at
Primary Eligibility:  These scholarships are primarily for 14-to-17-year-old youth in our chapter territory. Youth should demonstrate either a passion for, or an awakening curiosity about birds, natural history or science and be willing to "give back” to our chapter and their local communities from their learning experience at Hog Island.  We can also sometimes offer partial scholarships/financial support to strong candidates in our area, outside our formal process, who demonstrate financial need.
Secondary Eligibility:  Non-chapter territory south central Pennsylvania 14-17-year-olds may also be considered - birding/wildlife volunteer and family connections in our area strengthen local non-chapter-territory applications.
HOW TO APPLY:  The application form for the AAS Hog Island Teen Coastal Maine Bird Studies Sessions I and II scholarship will be available on our website by October 15, 2019, at, under Hog Island Scholarships. Please note: we require that at least one letter of recommendation (non-relative and non-family) accompany your application. 
Chapter-Territory Residents: Please also see additional AAS Youth camp scholarships for camps in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region, on our website.
2019 Application DEADLINE:  January 25, 2019.
FOR MORE INFO:  Georgia Kagle, Education Chair,
Our annual ability to offer camp scholarships changes depends upon chapter fundraising. Donations are welcome, year-round at AAS; P.O. Box 234; Camp Hill, PA 17001-0234

Wyncote Audubon Society Griscom Scholarships
Scholarships for Audubon’s Hog Island Camp for teens, educators and others with a serious interest in what the camp has to offer for ornithology, bird watching, environmental and nature studies, etc. First consideration is given to teens living in our chapter territory [most of Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties]. Non-resident teens may also be considered if they have a strong tie to our chapter.
Primary eligibility: 14-17 year old girls and boys who have demonstrated curiosity and/or passion about birds, and who are willing to share their experiences with our chapter and/or their local community. A presentation at one of our monthly bird club meetings would amply satisfy this requirement. 
Secondary eligibility: Teachers and youth leaders who are active in the fields of ornithology, bird watching, environmental and/or nature studies who reside in our chapter territory are encouraged to apply for Educator Camp or another camp offered. Persons receiving one of these scholarships will also be required to give back to the chapter, usually by making a presentation to the club at a monthly meeting.
How to apply: Contact Wyncote Vice President and Scholarship Chair Peter Burns at or any member of the chapter board as listed on the chapter website. Spaces for camps fill quickly. Applications are available starting October 20 and must be received by January 31.
Scholarship covers all fees, lodging, meals, instruction and in-camp boat trips; does not include transportation to/from camp session. The family, or the camper, is required to make full payment for the camp by March 20. After the camper has successfully completed the camp Wyncote will reimburse the family/camper for the full amount of tuition. 

Kentucky Audubon Council 2020 Scholarship
Two scholarships for Audubon’s Hog Island Camp for an educator or others with a serious interest in ornithology, bird watching, environmental and nature studies, etc. The following three camp programs are available for the scholarship recipient to choose from:

__ Better Birding, June 7-12

__ Field Ornithology, June 21-26

__ Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week, July 12-17 

Go to for more details on individual camps.

Primary eligibility: A resident of Kentucky who has demonstrated curiosity and/or passion about birds, ornithology, bird watching, environmental and/or nature studies.  Recipient will be expected to share his or her experiences with the nearest KY Audubon chapter by giving a presentation at one the chapter’s monthly club meetings.

Amount of Award:  $1,145 which covers the total cost of a shared double or triple room for the camps listed above. Scholarship covers all fees, lodging, meals, instruction, and in-camp boat trips; does not include transportation to/from camp session, however, the local chapter nearest the recipient may provide help with transportation cost. 

How to applyContact KY Audubon Council scholarship chair Maggie Selvidge at for an application form. Applications are available starting November 18, 2019 and must be received by February 15, 2020. 

Sharing Nature: An Educators Week Scholarships

National Audubon Society Educator Diversity Scholarships
Ethnically-diverse teachers and educators for our Sharing Nature: An Educator's Week at Hog Island
Eligibility: In line with stated national priorities, the National Audubon Society is seeking multi-cultural and ethnically diverse teachers to apply for scholarships to our educator's program in July.  See flyer for more information.
To Apply: Download application
For more information: 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, 2020
For more information: Brandi Miller-Parrish,, 724-787-9438

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, 2020
For more information email:

Sponsor: York County (Maine) Audubon
Eligibility: Teachers or Educators in York County, Maine
How to apply:  link to:
Deadline: March 15, 2020
For more information:

Sponsor: Audubon Society of Northern VA
Eligibility: teachers, specialists and administrators in Northern Virginia
To Apply: Complete and submit an application available at 
Deadline:  February 15, 2020
Questions? Call the chapter office at 703-438-6008 

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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