American Birding Association Young Birder Camp Scholarships

The American Birding Association (ABA) is providing two special full scholarships to help young birders attend one of ABA’s two Young Birder Camps, Camp Colorado and Camp Delaware Bay. These full scholarships include camp tuition and a $500 travel stipend to assist with travel related expenses to and from camp. Funds for these scholarships come from generous donations made by the ABA membership and fundraising initiatives including Giving Tuesday.

ABA Young Birder Camp Scholarship Application Packet (500k PDF)

Important Dates – 2023 Scholarship Information and 2023 Application Materials will be posted soon.

ABA Scholarship Fund

The American Birding Association (ABA) also provides scholarships to help young people who are interested in birds to attend summer camps, workshops, training programs, conventions and other bird-related activities. Funds for ABA scholarships come primarily from donations from the ABA membership, private donors, sponsors, and fundraising initiatives. In addition, the ABA offers a special thanks to Anne Andrews and Family for their ongoing support of ABA’s young birder programs. Over the years, the ABA has helped young birders embark on life-changing experiences, and many ABA scholarship recipients have gone on to discover careers in birding, research, ornithology, or other related fields of study.

ABA Scholarship Application Packet (500k PDF)

Important Dates

Your completed application must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2022. Scholarship awardee announcements will be made by April 1, 2022.

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Richard E. Andrews

In honor of Richard E. Andrews, and to carry on his interests in birding and encouraging young people, Mrs. Anne Andrews and her family have been funding young birder scholarships through the ABA for many years.

Richard E. Andrews, a long-time member of the ABA, was particularly interested in studying birds, identifying them in the field, and encouraging young people in their endeavors. Carrying out his wishes, Richard’s wife Anne and their children generously donated his extensive collection of books about birds and birding to the ABA library, now known as the Richard E. Andrews Library, Claudia Wilds, and Ted Parker Memorial Collection. In addition, the 2004 publication of the ABA Birder’s Field Notebook Manual was underwritten by the Richard E. Andrews Memorial Fund.