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Full Scholarships Available for Youth Workshop on August 9-10

We are offering full scholarships for youth and chaperones living in low-income communities. 

Thanks to Thomas Cade Funds we will provide full scholarships for urban youth to attend a two-day Birds, Careers, and Conservation Workshop at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology August 9-10. Scholarships will cover travel, accommodations, meals, and cost of the workshop. We are looking for outstanding teens, 12-19 years old, who are interested in learning more about careers in science and conservation and who would like to have an impact in their community. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic potential.

Please see a description of our April 2016 workshop to better understand the activities offered.

The workshop will focus on careers in the sciences, learning about conservation science, and what youth can do in their neighborhoods to make a difference. In addition, participants will learn about Cornell, learn about cutting-edge conservation science research at the Lab, explore the value of participatory science and critical thinking, and learn about paths to higher education. Staff from seven departments at the Cornell Lab will share their expertise and time.

To NOMINATE one or more youth for the workshop please fill out the application here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S5D6HN7

Once we receive nominations we will contact you to schedule a phone conversation.

To APPLY for a scholarship (youth) please fill out the application here:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BZWB9B8

(Photo © Marilu Lopez Fretts

Once we receive the application we will contact you to let you know if we’d like to schedule a phone interview.

Please be aware that youth will need to travel to Cornell with an adult chaperone. (Funds for attendance will be provided, if needed.) If you nominate a youth or are a student applicant, you must include the name of the chaperone that will accompany the student(s) to the workshop.

The application/nomination new deadline is July 6.

Questions? Email urbanbirds@cornell.edu or call 607-254-2123.

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