Young Birder's Scholarship



Hog Island Audubon Camp June 18-23, 2017
Deadline March 30, 2017

The Georgia Ornithological Society will send one lucky teen to participate in Audubon’s six-day “Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens” June 18 – 23, 2017. The GOS will cover registration fees and up to $500 reimbursement for travel expenses. (Note: Scholarship recipients arrange their own travel. Food and lodging are included in the camp registration.) For more information about Hog Island Audubon Camp, visit

How to apply: The applicant must be at least 14 and no older than 17 during the camp session and must be a Georgia resident. Complete the application form and write an essay (300 word minimum) about your interest in birds and birding, what you will do with the knowledge you will gain, and how you will spread your interest in birds to friends. Include three letters of recommendation with the application. Scholarship recipients are expected to write an article describing their experiences at camp for the GOShawk newsletter.

Note: You are not eligible to apply if you have previously received two or more
birding camp scholarships from GOS.

The winner will be selected on April 6, 2017.

Mail your application materials to:
Dr. Robert Sargent / 2017 Parks Scholarship (Hog)
1263 Clairmont Place 
Macon, GA 31204

Applications may be submitted electronically (Subject: Hog GOS Parks Scholarship) to:

All submissions must be in pdf format - unreadable applications will be returned







Angus Pritchard and friends at Camp Colorado






Patrick Maurice with banded Rufous Hummingbird


Richard A. Parks Biography



Young Birders' Scholarship Recipients

2016:Selu Adams, Branch Austinson, Graydon Hidalgo, and Rich Hull (Note: The registration fee for one of the Camp Avocet scholarships was funded by donations). Thanks!
2015: Angus Pritchard
2014: John Mark Simmons and Patrick Maurice
2013: Rosemary Kramer, Ethan Hatchett, Sarah Adams, Rebecca Mello, and Sam Brunson

2012: Marshall Weber, Ben Thesing and Hunter Hebenstreit
2011: Nicholas Sinks, Rachel Rozin, Scooter Finney, John Mark Simmons
2010: Jordan Budnik, Andrew Theus, Luke Theodorou
2009: Kelly Overduijn, Jordan Budnik
2008: David Hollie, Luke Theodorou
2007: DeeAnne Meliopoulos