ABA Young Birder Camp ScholarshipsGreg Neise2023-10-27T12:13:03-04:00
ABA Young Birder Camp Scholarships
The American Birding Association (ABA) 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. 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.
Current Opportunities: Financial Aid Who is Eligible: Everyone! Young birders can apply for financial aid to attend a bird-related summer camp, event, or workshop. How to Apply:Financial Aid Application Packet(PDF) Important Dates:Rolling deadline. Applications will be considered while funding is available. Financial aid awardee announcements will be made within one month of receiving your application.
ABA Camp Scholarships Who is Eligible: The ABA provides special needs-based scholarships to help young birders attend one of ABA’s Young Birder Camps. These full scholarships include a reserved space at the camp of your choice, camp tuition and a $500 travel stipend to assist with travel related expenses to and from camp. How to Apply:ABA Camp Scholarship Application Packet (PDF) Important Dates: Your completed application must be emailed or postmarked by January 1, 2024. Scholarship awardee announcements will be made by February 1, 2024.
ABA Young Birder Community Scholarships Who is Eligible: Open to any Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color ages to attend one of ABA’s Young Birder Camps. These full scholarships include a reserved space at the camp of your choice, camp tuition, a $500 travel stipend to assist with travel related expenses to and from camp, and a one-year ABA membership. How to Apply: ABA Community Scholarship Application Packet (PDF) Important Dates: Your completed application must be emailed or postmarked by January 1, 2024. Scholarship awardee announcements will be made by February 1, 2024.
“Thank you so much to the donors who made this trip possible! This camp was an amazing experience, both because of the birds and the amazing people. The opportunity to learn from such knowledgeable and passionate birders was a life changing experience that made me a better birder!”– Scholarship Recipient, 2022 Camp Delaware Bay
Sponsoring a Camper
As a courtesy to organizations that support young birders through scholarships, we offer the ability to reserve a space prior to general registration opening. Organizations do not have to know who will receive their scholarship at the time of reservation. For more information please visit: https://www.aba.org/sponsoring-a-camper/.