The BBC is pleased to announce that we will again offer two Young Birder Scholarships
to nurture interest in bird study and conservation among young birders. The 2018 scholarships
will cover the full cost ($1,345) of the Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens program at National
Audubon’s Hog Island camp on June 17-22, 2018. The cost includes housing, boat travel, and all
meals. Scholarship recipients will be responsible for transportation costs 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,
2018. Selection and notification of recipients will be completed by February 16, 2018. You can
click on these links to read the application instructions and download an application form:

Scholarships are supported through the generous donations of club members. To donate,
you can designate an amount on the “BBC Young Birder Scholarship” line on the back page of
the club bulletin when you renew your membership or, especially for life members, at any other
time you might wish to donate. You can donate online by clicking the Join link on the BBC
home page and entering an amount in the box for “Additional Donation for the Young Birder