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Black and Latinx Birders Scholarship

Until higher education is accessible, equitable, and free, we will be here to support Black & Latinx Birders in STEM.

Are you a Black birder or Brown birder that lives in the United States or Puerto Rico and identifies as Black, African-American, and/or Latinx/e/a/o? Are you also an undergraduate student studying in STEM? Apply for the annual Black and Latinx Birders Scholarship, today!

DEADLINE: March 15, 2022

CLOSED: Submission period opens January 15, 2022

(Rules and Eligibility are subject to change) 2022-2023 Scholarship Cycle

ELIGIBILITY

Open to undergraduate students 18 and older, in any year of their college studies (full-time undergraduate). Through this scholarship, we seek to increase the number of Black birders and Latinx birders studying in STEM*. Scholarship awards range from a minimum of $2,500 to a maximum of $5,000, depending on funding for the current year. Two students will receive a one-time annual award. For questions or to submit supporting documentation, please email: hello@amplifythefuture.org.

RULES

1. Live in and attend college in the United States or Puerto Rico.
2. We want to hear from you!

Tell us about your birding** experience! Please answer these questions:

How to tell us:

3. One letter of recommendation to serve as a reference from a current or recent teacher, or mentor. This should be sent directly to us at: hello@amplifythefuture.org.
4. Proof of enrollment at a 2 or 4 year college or university and proof of a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA (high school or college, as appropriate). A letter from the admissions office and a copy of your transcripts are needed. If transcripts state you are enrolled for the following year, those can also be used in lieu of the letter from your admissions office.
5. Must be 18 years or older.
6. Interview with the committee via Zoom.

*Note: STEAM (Science Technology Engineer Art Math) includes Science Communications.

**Note: we use the term “birder” in a broad context. Perhaps you’re a lister; bird-centric artist, videographer, or photographer; volunteer at a nature center and engage your community with live birds; lead bird walks; have worked on or are working on a bird-related conservation project at your school; are an apprenticing falconer/or Master falconer. A birder in this context is someone who is actively engaged in lifestyle, with projects, etc. that are centered around birds, bird advocacy, and/or bird conservation.

WHO WE ARE

The committee for the annual Black and Latinx Birders Scholarship includes independent members and members of Amplify the Future, American Bird Conservancy, Audubon Society, Audubon New York, and DC Audubon Society.


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