2017 Syracuse Memorial Scholarship
Availability Announcement and Submission Guideline
The Southern Ocean Birding Group, a New Jersey non-profit organization founded
to provide information about birds, conduct field trips, and present programs
for the enjoyment and education of members and guests, is proud to announce the
availability of The Southern Ocean Birding Group Virginia Syracuse Memorial Scholarship
for the 2016-2017 academic year. The
purpose of the scholarship is to assist a hardworking student who is a senior (grade
12) at the Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools District’s Marine Academy
of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES) or who is member of the
Barnegat High School Environmental Club, who is pursuing his/her studies at a
To be considered for a Southern Ocean Birding Group
scholarship, we would like you to be an inspirational and energetic individual
who plans on pursuing a career in biology, conservation, environmental studies,
or related fields. We are interested in
your activities over the past four years that demonstrate your interest in environmentalism. The Scholarship award will be based on your
application and essay, and the Southern Ocean Birding Group will determine the
winner of the award.
For the 2016-2017 academic year, our scholarship is valued at
$500.00. We require that our scholarship
funding be used for tuition, books, or fees at universities, colleges, junior
colleges, or vocational schools. You
must be a high school senior at MATES or a senior in the Barnegat High School
Environmental Club to be eligible.
How do you submit for a Southern Ocean Birding Group
scholarship? Simple! Follow the short guidelines below. We look forward to receiving your scholarship
application, and thank you for your interest.
1. Visit the Southern Ocean Birding Group website to learn more about our organization. If you meet our
scholarship requirements, apply for the scholarship on the application
attached. Be sure to indicate any environmental
work you’ve done or school environmentally related clubs/groups you’ve
belong to over the past four years on the application. You can attach an additional sheet if
you have more than three organizations.
2. Submit an essay on the following topic:
“Why coastal wetlands are important to birds and other animals, and
what you would do to protect them.”
The essay should not exceed three typed double-spaced pages, and
should be submitted along with your application.
3. Provide the information requested on the Southern Ocean Birding Group
Scholarship Application Form below and send the completed form to:
Southern Ocean Birding Group
2 Newport Street
Barnegat, NJ 08005
Write “Southern Ocean
Birding Group Scholarship Application” on the front of the envelope. We must receive your application by May 1, 2017. This will submit your application for our
scholarship. If you have any questions,
please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
On or about May 20, 2017, you will receive a response from the Southern Ocean
Birding Group informing you if you receive the scholarship.Upon receipt of a copy of the university,
college, junior college, or vocational school tuition bill and payment receipt,
the Southern Ocean Birding Group will release funds associated with the
scholarship payable to the student and/or your parent/guardian.
The Southern Ocean Birding Group, a New Jersey non-profit organization, is not
only interested in viewing birds but in learning about their environmental
needs and how to ensure their preservation. To that end, the monthly meetings
provide interesting and informative programs, which are open to the community.
In order to help the future caretakers of the environment, the group offered these
scholarships to seniors at MATES to help students who plans to pursue a career
in biology, conservation, environmental studies, or related fields.