CALLING ALL BIRDERS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 15 AND 17
THE GEORGIA ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Now Accepting Applications for the
2019 Youth Birder’s Scholarship
Application deadline is January 21, 2019
The GOS will send one lucky teen to Maine to participate in the June 9-14, 2019, camp session. The society will cover the cost of the registration fees and up to $500 reimbursement for the airline ticket expense. (Note: Scholarship recipients arrange their own travel. Food and lodging are included in the registration cost.) For more information about the Hog Island Camp, visit:
How to apply: The applicant must be at least 15 and no older than 17 during the camp session and must be a Georgia resident. Complete the application form and follow the submission instructions (PDF Version or MS WORD Version) You will need to write an essay (350 word minimum) about your interest in birds and birding, your involvement in the Georgia birding community, what you will do with the knowledge you will gain from this camp, your career goals, and how you will spread your interest in birds to friends. Include at least three letters of recommendation with the application. Scholarship recipients are expected to write an article with pictures describing their experiences at the camp for the GOShawk newsletter. To see issues of this newsletter, visit:
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 during the first week of February 2019.
Applications should be submitted electronically (Subject: Hog Island GOS Parks Scholarship) in PDF or Word format to: