Chuck Huntington Merrymeeting Chapter Scholarship Fund
The Chuck Huntington Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for scholarship area elementary students, teens, and teachers to attend five summer programs. We provide full and half scholarships to approximately 30 students each year. Applications for scholarships are made available to area schools in February of each year and are also available for downloading on this page.
We are getting ready for the 2024 camping season and welcome your interest in attending the camps we sponsor!
Last summer we sent two local teens to National Audubon’s Hog Island in Bremen, Maine and twenty three younger students to four University of Maine 4H camps – Bryant Pond in Bryant Pond (10 campers), Tanglewood in Lincolnville (8campers), Blueberry Cove in St. George (3 campers), and Greenland Point in Princeton (2 campers).Students came from the following towns: Arrowsic, Bath, Bowdoin, Brunswick, Dresden, Lisbon, Richmond, Topsham, and West Bath.
Please scroll down to find out more about the 2024 season.
SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS:
Hog Island Audubon Teen Camp
Merrymeeting Audubon is offering scholarships to attend teen (ages 14-17 in June 2024) camps this coming summer. This program is located at the Hog Island Audubon Camp, Bremen, ME. Here are sample offerings of Hog Island Camp programs and tentative dates for summer 2024 with links to descriptions of the programs:
Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens Two: (June 16-21, 2024) https://hogisland.audubon.org/bird-studies-teens
Mountain to Sea Birding for Teens: (June 23-28, 2024) https://hogisland.audubon.org/programs/mountains-sea-birding-teens
- The applicant must attend a high school within the Chapter’s catchment area.
- The applicant must be aged 14 to 1 before June 2024.
- The camper will be selected on the basis of a student essay and the teacher’s recommendation. The student should explain why they are interested in birds and what they hope to learn.
- The completed student application, essay, and recommendation are due by October 30, 2023.
Please follow this link to download the Hog Island Scholarship Application Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdN9NXSaTwow2AaNJgoNse3ydyzD261weDW_E_pAPPfHAZk0w/viewform
Please contact Joan Newkirk for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Merrymeeting Audubon is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for an elementary or middle school teacher. We are offering a scholarship to Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week, which will be held July 14-19, 2024 at the Hog Island National Audubon camp in Bremen, Maine.
You must live or work in our catchment area (see below)
You can find more information about this program at: Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week | Hog Island Audubon Camp
After reviewing the applications and letters, the scholarship committee will inform the winning applicant and Hog Island of its choice. Hog Island will in turn send registration materials to the scholarship recipient.
Upon completion of the program, the successful applicant will be asked to write a brief description of their experience, (or give a presentation) to be shared with members of Merrymeeting Audubon and its board. Such feedback is important to the board’s fund raising efforts.
Applications and letters may be submitted to: 2024 APPLICATION Sharing Nature: Educator’s Week
Interested teachers should submit the application by Thursday, November 30, 2023.
I am happy to answer any questions. Joan Newkirk email@example.com
UofM 4H Camps & Learning Centers at Bryant Pond, Tanglewood, Blueberry Cove, and Greenland Point
This year Merrymeeting Audubon is offering scholarships to all four University of Maine 4H Camps and Learning Centers to students, 8 to 14 years old, for week-long, residential programs. The camps are as follows: Bryant Pond in the town of Bryant Pond; Tanglewood, located in Lincolnville; Blueberry Cove, in Tenants Harbor; and Greenland Point in Princeton. A variety of programs are offered, including nature- and conservation-based, as well as traditional, such as camp sports, camp crafts and arts.
Check the camp websites for summer 2024 program offerings and to download camp applications.
Blueberry Cove https://extension.umaine.edu/tanglewood/summer-camp/
Greenland Point https://extension.umaine.edu/greenland-point/summer-camp/
MERRYMEETING AUDUBON SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS:
Please follow these links to download 2024 summer camp scholarship applications:
Blueberry Cove, Bryant Pond, Greenland Point, and Tanglewood Camps: (Not available at this time)
For more information about our scholarships, please contact either of the following scholarship committee members: Bronda Niese, Co-chairperson – 406-2396, firstname.lastname@example.org; Sue Sergeant, Co-chairperson – 442-8195 email@example.com.
MERRYMEETING AUDUBON CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP AREA:
Students and educators in the following areas are invited to apply for our scholarships:
RSU1 Bath, Phippsburg, Woolwich
RSU2 Dresden, Richmond
RSU5 Durham, Freeport, Pownal
MSAD75 Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Harpswell, Topsham
AOS98 Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Georgetown, Southport
Other Arrowsic, Brunswick, Lisbon/Lisbon Falls, West Bath
Homeschoolers who live in these towns may also apply
Merrymeeting Audubon is proud of its track record of funding about 30 camperships per year. The chapter is able to provide such a high level of support for campers in our scholarship area through donations from committed local organizations and generous individuals.
We invite you to help send a kid to camp too! Please make your tax-deductible donation to the scholarship fund. Send your check to: The Chuck Huntington Scholarship Fund, c/o Sue Sergeant – 84 Harding Road – Brunswick, Maine 04011. Make checks payable to Maine Audubon–on memo line put Merrymeeting Audubon scholarship fund. For information firstname.lastname@example.org