MCAS Youth Scholarship - Application
Morro Coast Audubon Society (MCAS) is offering up to two scholarships to SLO county youth to attend the American Birding Association's (ABA) Camp Colorado in the upcoming summer.

More information about the MCAS Youth Scholarship can be found at
https://www.morrocoastaudubon.org/p/mcas-youth-scholarship.html.

More information about ABA Camp Colorado can be found at https://www.aba.org/camp-colorado/.

Questions? Email mcasys@morrocoastaudubon.org

After you submit this application, a confirmation email containing all your answers will be sent to the email address you provided.
Email address *
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Age: 13-18 (as of March 1, 2020)
Resident of San Luis Obispo County
Available July 18-24, 2020 to attend Camp Colorado
INSTRUCTIONS
Application needs to be completed by March 1st.

Fill out all required fields.

Be sure to click SUBMIT button at end of Online Application.
APPLICANT's INFORMATION
First Name *
Your answer
Last Name *
Your answer
Preferred Pronouns *
Age (as of March 1, 2020) *
Your answer
Phone *
Format: 999-999-9999
Your answer
Street Address *
Your answer
City *
Your answer
ZIP Code *
Your answer
PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN INFORMATION
Parent/Guardian Name(s) *
Your answer
Parent/Guardian Phone *
Format: 999-999-9999
Your answer
Parent/Guardian Email *
Your answer
My Parent/Guardian Approval *
My parent/guardian understands the purpose of this application and gives their consent for me to submit this scholarship application and, if awarded, gives me permission to attend Camp Colorado.
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT APPLICANT
We want to get to know you better.
School Name / Place of Learning *
Your answer
Previous Camper at a Bird Camp?
Previously attended Camp Colorado?
Are you a member of a bird or ecology-conservation club/organization?
If Yes, describe your participation in club/organization.
Your answer
How did you find out about this scholarship? *
Your answer
Are you available to attend camp from July 18-24, 2020? *
NARRATIVE
Write a short paragraph, 4-5 sentences, for each question below.
Question 1 *
What meaningful experiences have you had in nature with birds?
Your answer
Question 2 *
After attending Camp Colorado, how will you share your knowledge with the others in your school and community?
Your answer
Question 3 *
What do you expect you will take away from this camp experience?
Your answer
RECOMMENDATION
Before we consider your application we need a recommendation from a teacher or adult mentor (not a family member or guardian) that covers what they know about your commitment to birds and birding.

When you submit this application Morro Coast Audubon Society will send that person a form asking for a recommendation. Make sure this person knows you are requesting a recommendation from them.

Please fill out the contact information below for the person you have already asked for a recommendation.
Recommender Name *
Your answer
Recommender Email *
Your answer
Recommender Phone *
Format: 999-999-9999
Your answer
How do you know your recommender (teacher, mentor, etc.) *
Your answer
Your application is not complete without a completed recommendation form. You will receive a confirmation when MCAS receives the recommendation letter.
SELECTED RECIPIENTS
If you are chosen as a scholarship recipient, you will be asked to share a photo and a 4-5 sentence bio with us to use for a short article about you to be published in MCAS's newsletter and website. You may also be asked to give a brief (3-5 minute) presentation at an MCAS Community Program.
CONFIRMATION
A confirmation copy of your application will be sent to the email you provided.
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