Scholarships

$4,000 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

This college scholarship is open to all high school seniors in Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne and Pike Counties of Pennsylvania who will be attending a two or four-year college full time and majoring in one of the following curricula:

  • Forestry
  • Natural Resources
  • Environmental Planning
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fish, Game, or Wildlife Management
  • Ecology and/or Environmental Studies

The scholarship is awarded in increments of $1,000 per year for each year of the degree program.

Download the application here. Applications are due by April 30, 2014.

ENVIRONMENTAL CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS

This year we are offering scholarships for two different summer camp experiences.

Family Camp Scholarship for Eligible Adult and Child

Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society is offering a full scholarship for a child aged 8–12 and an accompanying adult family member to attend an environmental camp especially designed for families on Hog Island off the coast of Maine.

The session, running from August 12 through August 17, 2014, provides a unique opportunity for family members to enjoy nature together. Activities include cruising Muscongus Bay to see seabirds and seals; examining aquatic insects, fish, amphibians, mushrooms, and wildflowers; and exploring the life of tide pools. In the evenings, there are night hikes, campfire programs, and star gazing. Comfortable lodging on the island and delicious food add to the magical experience.

The scholarship includes all meals, housing, instruction and boat trips. Transportation to and from the camp is the responsibility of the recipients.

For additional information and pictures of Hog Island, please visit the Hog Island website. If you have any questions, please call (570) 253-9250.

Applicants must reside in Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne or Northern Pike Counties in Pennsylvania.

Download the application here. Applications are due by April 1, 2014.

Three Full Environmental Camp Scholarships for 11-13 and 14-17 year olds.

Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society is offering is offering three full summer camp scholarship opportunities for students aged 11–13 and 14-17. The camps are run by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

The DEC camps combine environmental education, sportsman education and outdoor fun. They include hands-on methods to learn outdoor skills, essentials of backpacking, camping, and canoeing. Campers explore diverse habitats, study stream-life, solve challenges, and learn environmental concepts. They come away with an awareness of the importance of nature and a a commitment to the stewardship of our natural resources.

Applicants may choose among four camps ranging from the Catskill region to the Adirondacks, and may choose one of seven different weeks from June through August. For more information about the NY DEC camps, visit: www.dec.ny.gov/education/29.html. If you have any questions, please call (570) 253-9250.

Applicants must reside in Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne or Northern Pike Counties in Pennsylvania.

Download the application here. Applications are due by April 1, 2014.