2018 Coastal Maine Bird Studies Teen Scholarship

We are pleased to announce the Cape Cod Bird Club (CCBC) is offering up to two scholarships for Cape Cod school students between the ages of 14 and 17 to attend a bird-watching and natural history camp in Maine operated by Project Puffin, a program of the National Audubon Society, during June of 2018. We are asking for your assistance in helping us find worthy candidate(s).

The successful student(s) will receive a full-tuition ($1,395 or $1,295) scholarship to attend the Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens camp June 10-15, 2018 or the Mountains to Sea Birding for Teens camp June 24-29, 2018 at the Hog Island Audubon Camp in Bremen, Maine. For information about the camps, go to hogisland.audubon.org/

Scholarship applicant must be a resident of Cape Cod.

Applicants must return a completed CCBC Scholarship application (click on link to download) to:

CCBC Bird Camp Scholarship

Attn: Christine Bates

P.O. Box 147

South Dennis, MA 02660

Application deadline: January 7, 2018

All application materials must be received by the deadline to be considered.

Top applicants might be interviewed by one or more Scholarship Committee members during the selection process. The award decision will be made in February 2018. The scholarship recipient is expected to register directly with the camp. The CCBC will arrange payment of the full camp tuition (which covers meals, housing, instruction and all boat trips). Please note that the scholarship recipient is responsible for all other costs, including transportation to and from the camp, as well as any other incidental costs associated with attending the camp.

The scholarship recipient will be expected to write a brief report (approx. 250 words) for the Fall 2018 edition of the CCBC newsletter (article due in mid to late August). The recipient also will be expected to attend the December 2018 meeting of the CCBC at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in the early evening (7:00 – 8:00) and be available to answer member questions about the camp experience.