Date: 12/2/19 8:42 am
From: Sargent, Bob <bob.sargent...>
Subject: [GABO-L] Hog Island 2020 GOS Scholarships for Two Teen Birders
For Teen Birders and Their Parents:

Want to attend Audubon's famous Hog Island Birding Camp in Maine next summer for free?

The Georgia Ornithological Society (GOS) will send two lucky teens to the June 14-20, 2020 Coastal Bird Studies camp. The GOS will cover the cost of the registration fees and up to $500 reimbursement for the airline ticket expense. (Note: Scholarship recipients arrange their own travel. Food and lodging are included in the registration cost.)

For more information about the Hog Island Camp, visit

How to apply: Applicants must be at least 15 and no older than 17 during the camp session and must be a Georgia resident. Complete the application form and follow the submission instructions soon to be updated at You will need to write an essay (350 word minimum) about your interest in birds and birding, your involvement in the Georgia birding community, what you will do with the knowledge you will gain from this camp, your career goals, and how you will spread your interest in birds to friends. Include at least three letters of recommendation (not from your family members) with the application. Scholarship recipients are expected to write an article with pictures describing their experiences at the camp for the GOShawk newsletter.

Note: You are not eligible to apply if you have previously received two or more birding camp scholarships from GOS.

The application deadline is January 6, 2020.

Applications should be submitted electronically (Subject: Hog Island GOS Scholarship) in PDF or Word format to <bobsargent.ncs...> (Note: Be sure to send your applications or your questions to this email address only.)
Bob Sargent
Macon, GA

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