Youth & Student Scholarships for 2023 CFO & WFO Joint Convention — Copper Mountain in July

CFO and WFO are happy to announce that applications for youth and student scholarships to attend the joint CFO-WFO convention at Copper Mountain, Summit County, Colorado on July 19–23, 2023 are now open. The convention will have a variety of youth/student-specific events including a pre-convention camping trip, field trips, socials, and more.

Youth/Student Scholarships from Colorado Field Ornithologists

CFO Youth Scholarships provides financial help to young Colorado birders to attend summer camps, workshops, and training programs (including the CFO convention) that introduce them to science and nature through the study of birds. Scholarships typically range from $200-$800.

Deadline: Rolling deadline but please submit at least 2 weeks prior to the event you wish to attend.

Youth/Student Scholarships from Western Field Ornithologists

The Student Programs Committee of Western Field Ornithologists is happy to announce that application forms are available for scholarships to attend the WFO annual conference at Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado, July 19–23, 2023.

Up to ten scholarships will be offered: eight for students in grades six through twelve, and two for college students working toward a bachelor’s degree. Each scholarship provides funds for most expenses and fees associated with the conference, including registration fees; a full-day field trip for both Thursday and Sunday (as space allows); box lunches for the full-day field trips; and a student reception.

The application deadline for this year’s scholarship program is March 31, 2023.