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Scholarships and Youth Night

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for Southern Maryland Audubon’s scholarships for teens and teachers at Audubon’s amazing birding and nature camp at Hog Island, Maine. Learn more at our virtual meeting: “Bring your Kids to Audubon Night” on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. Get the Zoom link by messaging

We invite all teens interested in birding, nature, or the environment to attend. You’ll learn about scholarship opportunities and meet some of our star youth birders. They will tell you about their conservation internship projects, and you’ll discover how the newest generation of birders is changing birding and bird conservation.

About our scholarships: Audubon’s Hog Island Camp is part of an extraordinary nature sanctuary and research center off the scenic coast of Maine and is home to Project Puffin. Southern Maryland Audubon offers three scholarships for teens, educators, and others with a serious interest in ornithology, birding, or environmental and nature studies. The scholarships cover all tuition, room, and board. The recipient is responsible for travel expenses.

The scholarships opportunities include the following courses and dates for this year:

  • For teens: Mountains to Sea Birding for Teens (ages 14-17). June 25-June 30.
  • For teachers: Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week. July 16-July 21.
  • For birders & others: Field Ornithology. June 18-June 23.

Send applications to Deadline to apply is March 1.

Applicants must be residents of Southern Maryland.

To apply please send a one-page letter explaining:

  • How you will benefit from the Hog Island opportunity.
  • How you will use the experience and knowledge to benefit others in Southern Maryland and support our mission of promoting and protecting birds and wildlife and their habitats.

Your signed letter must include:

  • Mailing address
  • Email address
  • Phone number

You also must submit one or more signed letters of recommendation describing your interests, work, or studies relating to ornithology, the environment, or nature and how the experience will benefit either your organization, school, or Southern Maryland Audubon’s mission.

To learn more about each camp session and other details about Hog Island Camp, including Covid-19 vaccination requirements, please visit

We welcome your applications!