San Fernando Valley Audubon Society scholarships help young conservationists take wing

The San Fernando Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring three scholarships of $1000 to help young conservationists with tuition, lab fees, or other educational expenses during the Fall 2024 semester.

The Audubon Society State programs, nature centers, 463 chapters and national/international partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people.  The mission is to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action.  Since 1905, Audubon’s vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive.

Applicants for the college scholarship must be between 18-24 years of age and enrolled in a recognized academic institution relevant to the mission of Audubon, studying ornithology or conservation biology, with proof supplied in the application. Membership in SFVAS would be a strong positive factor, but is not absolutely necessary. Applicants must submit evidence of current work (within last 12 months) on a project to promote conservation, ornithology, or climate change prevention and education. The applicant must have lived within the catchment area of SFVAS within the last 12 months. Please check the SFVAS website for catchment listing, and submit proof of residence (e.g., a water/power bill, or ID with address).

Scholarship recipients will be expected to attend at least one SFVAS regularly scheduled outing, and to work the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird count and Birdathon activities.

Applications and questions should be sent to Marianne Davis at by Dec 30, 2023.

Image: A juvenile western bluebird (Flickr, Jeremy Yoder)