Youth Scholarship

In order to foster an interest in, and appreciation for, birding and ornithology in Pennsylvania, each year the PSO provides a scholarship for a person 18 years of age or younger OR an undergraduate college student who wishes to attend the PSO annual meeting.

The person must be nominated by a current PSO member. If the nominee is younger than 18, a parent, legal guardian, or a person designated by the parent or legal guardian, must accompany the young birder scholarship recipient to the Annual PSO Meeting.

You may not nominate someone without their knowledge or permission.

PSO will pay the recipient’s and accompanying adult’s meeting registration, food (Saturday dinner, Saturday lunch, Saturday and Sunday breakfasts), lodging (up to 2 nights), and transportation costs to and from the meeting, and field trips.

Young birders can be nominated by submitting the application below.

Deadline for nominations is December 15, 2023.


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