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Richard A. Parks Biography
Dr. James C. Major, Sr., Biography

CALLING ALL BIRDERS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 14 AND 17

THE GEORGIA ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Now Accepting Applications for the
2014 RICHARD A. PARKS SCHOLARSHIP FOR YOUNG BIRDERS

You can attend the American Birding Association's
"Camp Colorado"

Application deadline is April 25, 2014

The Georgia Ornithological Society will send one lucky teen to Colorado to take part in a special camp session July 8 - 14, 2014. The GOS will cover registration fees and up to $500 reimbursement for travel expenses (scholarship recipients arrange their own travel. Food and lodging is included in the camp registration.) For more information about Camp Colorado, visit:

http://events.aba.org/aba-young-birder-camps/

How to apply: The applicant must be at least 14 and no older than 18 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.

Deadline for receipt of the application form, essay, and letters of recommendation must be received by April 25, 2014 to be considered. The winners will be selected on May 1, 2014.

Mail your application materials to:

Renee Carleton / 2014 Parks Scholarship
PO Box 225
Taylorsville, GA 30178

Applications may be submitted electronically
(Subject: GOS Scholarship) to:
rcarleton@berry.edu
All submissions must be in high quality pdf format - unreadable applications will be returned

 

Young Birders'
Scholarship Recipients

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

 
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