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Scholarship DEADLINE EXTENDED: JULY 18, 2021

For Immediate Release

Amplify the Future extends the deadline for the Black and Latinx Birders Scholarship to JULY 18.

Contact: Orietta Estrada, Tykee James, co-chairpersons,

Frederick, Md., June 15, 2021—Today, we are announcing the extension of the deadline for the Black and Latinx Birders Scholarship. We recently expanded the scholarship to include birders/students in Hawai‘i, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. To allow enough time for all students to apply we are extending the deadline to SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2021 at 11:59 (whichever time zone students are applying from).

This year, we are delivering at least three scholarships for the 2021-2022 cycle. American Bird Conservancy (ABC) has stepped forward to be our new fiscal sponsor and is matching donations up to $10,000.  ABC’s sponsorship will make our work to deliver scholarships to Black birders and Brown Birders in STEM, along with new initiatives, sustainable.

“American Bird Conservancy is delighted to assist in the next stage of development of the Black and Latinx Birder’s Scholarship Fund. We will be providing a $10,000 challenge match for donors wishing to support the fund in the short-term, and will be working with Amplify the Future and other partners to seek ways to develop programming to support an even broader range of deserving applicants as we advance.”

We at Amplify the Future, founders of the Black and Latinx Birders Scholarship, through our work and partnerships, aim to amplify and center folx who identify as Black, as Indigenous, and/or as folx of color, and show support for TLGBQ+ identifying folx and communities. As we grow our mission, as we expand our efforts, and as we make connections which nurture our initiatives and spark new ones, we partner with groups who through their missions aim to dismantle the status quo, are committed to being anti-racist, and that support initiatives such as ours.