Bill Drummond Young Birder Scholarship
The BBC Young Birder Scholarship program, initiated in 2015, has been renamed the Bill Drummond Young Birder Scholarship in honor of one of our club’s most distinguished leaders. Each year the BBC offers one or two scholarships to the Coastal Maine Studies for Teens program at National Audubon’s Hog Island camp in Maine. These scholarships, instituted to nurture interest in bird study and conservation among young birders, cover the full cost of the camp. The scholarships are supported entirely by member donations. BBC members can make a donation of any amount, in Bill Drummond’s honor, on the Join/Renew section of the website.
The BBC is pleased to announce that we will again offer two Bill Drummond Young Birder’s Scholarships to nurture interest in bird study and conservation among young birders. The 2023 scholarships will cover the full cost ($1690) of the Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens program at National Audubon’s Hog Island camp on June 18-23, 2023. The cost includes housing, boat travel, and all meals. Scholarship recipients will be responsible for transportation costs to and from the camp.
Scholarships are supported through the generous donations of club members. To donate, you can designate an amount on the “BBC Bill Drummond 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 to the Bill Drummond Young Birder Scholarship.”