Full and partial scholarships to attend Hog Island programs may be available from your local Audubon chapter, bird club, school or other sponsoring institution. Some scholarship offerings are listed below, though many other organizations may offer scholarships if you ask. You can find your local Audubon Chapter by entering your zip code here.
If you are unsure you will be awarded a full scholarship from a sponsoring group, you may want to reserve your place (with the $100 deposit) and then piece together funding from various sources. If you are later awarded a full scholarship by a group that has also paid the deposit, you will be refunded your deposit.
2013 Scholarship Listings
As we learn of Audubon Chapters and other groups offering scholarships, they will be addded to this list.
National Audubon Society
Eligibility: Based on quality of application and financial need. Priority will be given to first-time applicants. Awards available for all programs except those requiring Road Scholar registration (Maine Seabird Biology and Conservation and the Sept. 22-27 Fall Migration program).
Award: Most awards are for $500. Max is $895.
Download and print an application form. Deadline is January 15, 2013.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for sponsoring groups
If your group is offering a scholarship, reserve a place in the program with a $100 deposit. All scholarship places are priced at $995 for the shared occupancy rate, with the exception of the September 15- 20 Fall Migration and Monhegan Island program ($1295).
New to offering a scholarship to Hog Island? If your group has not offered a scholarship to Hog Island in the past 3 years, (2010-2012), we have $250 of matching funds available for nonprofit (501c3) organizations that would like to offer a scholarship in one of our programs. Your organization does not need to be affiliated with Audubon to qualify. To receive the matching funds, send a letter on your organization's letterhead along with payment of at least $250 by January 15th and the registrar will apply the $250 matching funds to your reservation. The $100 deposit counts toward the $250 total. Contact the registrar at email@example.com or (607) 257-7308 x14 with any questions about eligibility or the reservation process.
Programs with registration through Road Scholar require full payment upon registration (Maine Seabird Biology & Conservation and the September 22-27th Fall Migration program). We do not offer scholarships or matching fund grants for these programs.
"When I came to Hog island I didn't know what to expect. Five days later I had been rewarded with the most transformative professional development experiences I have had as a teacher."
– John, scholarship recipient in Sharing Nature: An Educator's Week
To register online, create the initial reservation with contact information for your group, and later the registrar will add the name and information of the awardee when this is known. To register by mail or to pay by check, please download and print a registration form for sponsoring organizations.
You may also call the Hog Island registrar, at 607-257-7308 x14.
Please let us know by the first week of April who has been selected, and direct this person to contact the registrar to update the account information. See the cancellation policies for full terms and refund information (same as individual registrations).
Alternatively, if the scholarship winner has already been chosen, you can request that individuals register on their own and then reimburse them directly. The person or group that makes the registration will be responsible for full payment of the balance by March 15th. If the camper registers on their own, we appreciate knowing your group that sponsored them in the program.
For more information or to be added or removed from the above list of scholarships offered in 2013, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.