The BBC is pleased to announce that we will again offer two Young Birder Scholarships in 2017 to nurture interest in bird study and conservation among young birders. The 2017 scholarships will cover the full cost ($1295) of the Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens program at National Audubon’s Hog Island camp during the week of June 18-23, 2017. The cost includes housing, boat travel, and all meals. Scholarship recipients will be responsible for the cost of transportation to and from the camp.

Applicants must be New England residents, ages 14-17, and must submit a written application and two letters of reference. Preference will be given to applicants with individual or family BBC memberships. To be considered a member, an applicant may join the club at the time of application.

Completed applications and references must be received by the BBC by January 15, 2017. Selection and notification of recipients will be completed by February 15, 2017. You can click on this link to read the application instructions and download an application form:  http://www.brooklinebirdclub.org/young-birder-scholarship/