MCAS Youth Scholarship

Participants during ABA Camp Colorado
How It Started...

The startup donation for this scholarship was generated by Blythe and Fianna Wilde, two young birders. They decided to do a Big Day, a 24-hour bird-searching extravaganza. They asked friends and family to pledge 25¢ or more per species. At the end of the day, with a total of 129 species, they had raised $1,000. This became the seed money for the MCAS Youth Scholarship.

Donations, of any amount, to this scholarship fund are greatly appreciated. Thank You! All donations are tax deductible.

Fianna and Blythe Wilde
with Kaaren Perry, Education Chair
What the MCAS Youth Scholarship Covers...
Scholarships awarded will cover all registration costs for recipient to attend the American Birding Association's (ABA) Camp Colorado ($1,449) (dates will be in July & August), including a travel allowance (up to $250) and membership in both ABA ($25) and MCAS ($20).

How to Apply
Eligible Applicants are:
  • 13-18 years of age (as of March 1, 2020)
  • Residents of San Luis Obispo County
Before March 1, 2020, applicants need to:
  • Complete Online Application (available January 1, 2020).
  • Provide name of a person to provide recommendation letter.

NOTE: Print and fill out this Application Worksheet prior to completing the Online Application.

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