The mission of the Birding for Everyone Scholarship is to develop and empower the next generation of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) conservation leaders. We strive to develop and elevate conservation leaders of color to better serve their communities and our collective birding community. Secondarily, we aim to cultivate conservation leaders from other underrepresented communities: members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and people with financial need.
This scholarship is intended to reduce financial barriers and to increase diversity in participating in the full suite of Golden Gate Audubon’s adult education offerings. Scholarship recipients may enroll in any Golden Gate Audubon sponsored adult education course free of charge for one calendar year. Recipients will also receive a free one-year membership to Golden Gate Audubon Society.
The application process for the Birding for Everyone Scholarship is now closed. Check back here next fall to apply for scholarship opportunities in 2024.
Please consider applying to the Birding For Everyone Scholarship today! We will be accepting applications until November 13, 2022 and notify all applicants of our choices by mid-December 2022.
- Applicant identifies as a member of an under-represented community, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and people with financial need.
- Applicant has circumstances or life experiences that would enhance the diversity of the birding community.
Yes, but we will prioritize applicants who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color). Please contact us if you would like to participate in our education programs but face challenges in doing so.
We will award 10 scholarships. Scholarship recipients can attend as many Adult Education courses as they like in 2023.
- Winter classes that begin in January/February are posted in November/December. Spring classes are posted in February/March and Fall classes are posted in July/August. Scholarship recipients will get early notification of upcoming courses at least two weeks before general enrollment opens. Class offerings change every year based on teacher availability. You can get an idea of what courses are available by looking at last year’s offerings
After you are selected, let us know that you are unsure which course to take. We have experienced staff who are familiar with class offerings who can help you make a decision.
It is preferable for you to take your GGAS course in 2023. However, if there are specific circumstances that prevent you from doing so, contact us about options for deferral
Applications are due on November 13, 2022. We will notify all applicants of our choice by mid-December 2022. Scholarship recipients will be able to register online for 2023 winter courses after they are selected in December.