Waterfowl Festival and Waterfowl Chesapeake are pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications from students interested in being considered for a 2018 scholarship! Applications for the scholarship, which is open to previous volunteers of the Waterfowl Festival, must be submitted to the Waterfowl offices by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 1.
Every year, students from across the region who have been youth volunteers for the Festival can apply for support from the William A. Perry Scholarship Fund. Created in honor of Festival co-founder William A. Perry and his wife Betty, this fund supports students from across the region in their ambition of higher education ambitions, whether that means college or some other form of higher education.
In general, to qualify for a scholarship, students should: Be in their senior year of high school and accepted for further studies or be enrolled in an institution of higher education, be in good standing maintaining a B average (3.0 GPA), and have volunteered significant time as Festival youth “Ducksitter”. The full Scholarship Fund Guidelines and Application are online at www.waterfowlfestival.org/program-project-funds/ or can be obtained by contacting the Waterfowl office at 410-822-4567.
Applications are evaluated by evaluated by the Scholarship Committee who work every year to offer as many scholarships as Fund resources will allow. Scholarship recipients will be notified of awards in July.
Interested in applying in the future? High school students who are at least in 9th grade are encouraged to become Festival volunteers this year in order to be eligible to apply for scholarships in the future. To become a Ducksitter, complete the Google form at www.waterfowlfestival.org/volunteer today!