Scholarships

Audubon strives to make nature education accessible to all. With the help of generous supporters, annual camp scholarships are offered on both merit and need bases. They also offer a scholarship for students pursuing a degree in the sciences. Read below to learn how to apply.

If you are interested in donating to any of the scholarship or campership funds at Audubon, please call (716) 569-2345 or click here.

Day Camp Camperships

ACNC understands that all families go through tough economic times now and again. Camperships are awarded based on merit, interest, and need. These factors are assessed by the camper’s essay, artwork, past camp experience, and a finance-based form filled out by the parents. Families are asked to pay as much as they can so more children can benefit. Download the campership application below and Audubon will make every effort to help you out.

Send the form to info@auduboncnc.org or to the address below. You will be notified by the Camp Director, Sarah Hatfield.

Audubon Community Nature Center
c/o Sarah Hatfield
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

Application deadline: May 1 for first-round, awarded by May 15. Ongoing after June 1 as funds last.

Stephanie Frucella Memorial Scholarship

This is a merit-based camp scholarship for campers 5th grade and older, which takes into account a child’s passion, interest, and willingness to give back to his or her community through volunteering or work. The family of Stephanie Frucella reviews applications and makes the decisions, with some consultation from Audubon Community Nature Center staff.

This camp scholarship is in memory of Stephanie Frucella, a 4th grade teacher. As a child, she loved to come to the Audubon with her family to walk the trails and discover wildlife, flowers, and the beauty of nature. In her life, Stephanie strived daily to make a difference in the lives of her students and her community. Through this scholarship and others, her legacy will continue.

Application deadline: First round applications due by May 1. Awarded by May 15. Later applications will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis as funds last.
Please click below to download an application. Once filled out, please email it to info@auduboncnc.org or mail it to:
Audubon Community Nature Center
c/o Sarah Hatfield
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship

Each year in early May, Audubon Community Nature Center education staff are joined by guests and together they raise money through a day long Birdathon. The $500 scholarship raised through Birdathon is awarded to an area college-bound high school senior or college student who intends to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in an environmental or related field.

Donors can pledge a set amount, or an amount per species. In years past the team has seen anywhere from 65 to 80 species of birds.

Ryan Exline was an integral part of the Audubon family for many years. He assisted with gardening, eagle care, live animal care, and educational programs. He was pursuing a master’s degree at Duke University when he died in a car accident. He is deeply missed. ACNC honors him by naming this scholarship for him.

Application Deadline: March 15
Please click below to download an application. Once filled out, please email it to info@auduboncnc.org or mail it to:
Audubon Community Nature Center c/o Sarah Hatfield
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

ADDRESS

Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345
info@auduboncnc.org

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