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MOS Scholarships


The Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS) annually awards a number of scholarships to teachers and youth leaders who are involved with conservation and environmental education.

Each award covers the cost of tuition, room, and board for an intensive five or six-day course of study and instruction in ornithology, ecology, conservation, and natural history. Travel arrangements and costs are the recipient's responsibility. A 2014 flyer is available if you wish to post or email it to others.

MOS awards Ecology or Ornithology Scholarships to Maryland teachers and youth leaders for summer workshops at either the National Audubon Society's camp on Hog Island in Maine, or Washington College on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Each award covers the cost of tuition, room, and board for an intensive five or six-day course of study and instruction in ornithology, ecology, conservation, and natural history. Travel arrangements and costs are the recipient's responsibility.

Up to ten scholarships may be awarded annually. Maine workshop selections may vary from year to year and are listed on the 2014 scholarship choices document. For information about the Maryland residential workshops, please refer to http://www.ymos.org/educator-resources/.

Scholarship recipients must work with young people. Teachers, camp counselors, park rangers, and others who intend to make nature education a part of their careers are eligible. Applicants need not be members of MOS, but must be endorsed by a chapter or a member of MOS. Please refer to the scholarship 2014 fact sheet for more information or contact the Scholarship Chair directly:

Scholarship Chair

Recent winners are posted HERE (2011) and HERE (2013). Some MOS scholarships are supported by various bequests or trusts. A brief, colorful history of each is also available.