Merrymeeting Audubon Scholarships for Chapter Area teens to Audubon’s Hog Island Audubon Camp and for younger students to one of two Maine environmental education summer camps. All camps are residential. Full and partial scholarships are available.

Merrymeeting Audubon provides full and half scholarships to roughly 25 students each year. We would like to send more kids to camp and hope that you might help. Half scholarships range from $200-300, full scholarships from $400-550.  Because of higher tuition, we currently send only one applicant to Hog Island which is staffed by nationally and internationally recognized conservationists and ornithologists. We would like to send more campers to that program.

Anything which you can provide to our scholarship account will contribute to this valuable way to bring conservation and nature studies into the lives of young people. What one cherishes as an adult very often began in childhood. We will personally respond to any tax-deductible gifts sent to  Merrymeeting Audubon, 36 Federal Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011

For more information please call or email a member of the scholarship committee:
Beth Bullock bbullock@gwi.net 729-9650
Sue Sergeant suegeosergeant@comcast.net 442-8195
Ted Allen beanallen@myfairpoint.net 729-8661
Barbara Tucker 729-3343

Environmental Education Camps

Applicants must submit essays with a completed application form, available below and at schools starting in February.

Children in grades 3 through 5
Children now in grades 3 through 5 may apply for Tanglewood 4-H Camp in Lincolnville, Maine. Tanglewood provides traditional camp activities and environmental education on woods and wildlife. Campers select a six-day session from late June to mid-August. For information call 729-3343 or 442-8195. To apply see 2013 TANGLEWOOD Scholarship Application [pdf].

Students who will be 10-14 by August may apply to Bryant Pond 4H Camp (formerly Maine Conservation School) in Bryant Pond, Maine. Sessions include Natural Explorer, which focuses on outdoor recreation and forest ecology, Conservation Camp for students interested in outdoor recreation skills and outdoor ethics, and Primitive Skills, which focuses on advanced wilderness skills. For information call 729-9650. To apply see 2013 BRYANT FORM Scholarship Application [pdf].

Application Deadline

Final applications for 2013, including essays, must be received by April 12th.

Hog Island

The 2013 recipient of Merrymeeting Audubon’s Hog Island Scholarship is Emmie Cox, a junior at Mount Ararat HS in Topsham. Emmie has had an interest in birds since her early childhood and is particularly interested in their behavior and interaction with other animal species. Her advisor wrote a glowing recommendation for her, stating that she is “motivated by the sciences and has an inate drive to learn more…actually all of it.” She has been an active member and is ,now, a leader of Mt. A’s Envirothon Team, which participates in environmental field competitions. The knowledge of ornithology which she will gain at the Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens at Hog Island will be a great asset for the wildlife component of the competitions. The members of the scholarship committee were extremely impressed by both her essay and her advisor’srecommendation.