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The 2021-2022 Black and Latinx Birders Scholarship Recipients Have Been Selected.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Orietta Estrada, Tykee James: hello@amplifythefuture.org.

September 10, 2021

The Black and Latinx Birders Scholarship Committee has chosen the 2021-2022 recipients. 

Amplify the Future is delighted to announce that the Black and Latinx Birders Scholarship Committee has chosen the 2021-2022 scholarship recipients.

There was a high volume of applications this cycle, the first cycle as a nationwide scholarship, and the committee selected five recipients. All applicants have been invited to join the Amplify the Future applicant community and will be eligible for internships, experiences, and scholarships from participating partners.

The 2021-2022 Black and Latinx Birders Scholarship recipients:

  • Alondra Del Mar Norat-Perez, Environmental Science, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
  • Calvin Keeys, Environmental Science, Drexel University.
  • Fana Scott, Biology and Environmental Studies, Eckerd College.
  • D’Juan Moreland, Biology B.S., Music Composition, University of Maryland Baltimore County.
  • Kyla Dangerfield, Biology, University of California Santa Barbara.

“All applicants should be very proud. Congratulations to the recipients and congratulations to the committee for selecting such stellar individuals for the scholarship. Thank you to all of our supporters, donors, sponsors, and partners who made this year’s program a huge success. We look forward to welcoming all applicants into our community and amplifying their work throughout their careers.” – 

Orietta Estrada and Tykee James, chairpersons, Black and Latinx Birders Scholarship.