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.
Thanks to all who applied for Merrymeeting Audubon scholarships for the summer of 2023.
Our application process has come to a close. We are pleased to announce that we are sending two 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 (8 campers), Blueberry Cove in St. George (3 campers), and Greenland Point in Princeton (2 campers). Students came from the following towns: Arrowsic (3), Bath (3), Bowdoin (3), Brunswick (1), Dresden (1), Lisbon (1), Richmond (2), Topsham (3), and West Bath (6).
When the fall comes, please stay turned to our Web Page for information about the summer of 2024.
SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS:
Hog Island Audubon Camp
Scholarships are available for scholarship area teens and teachers for one-week residential experiences at the Hog Island Audubon Camp. A wide range of nature and ornithology programs are available from June through September. This year we hope to send two students (ages 14-17) and one teacher to camp. Here are sample offerings of Hog Island Camp programs and tentative dates for summer 2024:
Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens: (Check in the fall)
Mountain to Sea Birding for Teens: (Check in the fall)
Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week: (Check in the fall)
For more information regarding Hog Island Camp programs, go to hogisland.audubon.org, or call (843) 340-8673 and ask about programs for Teens or, if you are a teacher, Educator’s Week. For scholarship information, please contact Joan Newkirk, (207) 522-1574, 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:
Hog Island Audubon Camp: (Not available at this time)
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