Grants and Scholarships

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.

To promote the interest and career aspirations of young conservationists, San Fernando Valley Audubon Society will sponsor 3 college students, 18-24 years of age, to apply for a scholarship to support their educational costs. 

A total of 3 scholarships, at $500 each to be applied towards tuition, lab fees, or other supplies necessary for the Fall Semester.

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2022
Notification Award: November 7, 2022

Application:  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, 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 reside within the catchment area of SFVAS within the last 12 months. Please check the SFVAS website for catchment listing (  Proof of residence must be submitted (e.g., water/power bill).

Scholarship Recipient Requirements: 

Write a short article for the SFVAS Newsletter, Phainopepla.

Be one of a panel of scholarship presenters (ZOOM) to SFVAS General Membership on their work and professional ambitions.

Attend at least 3 of SFVAS regularly scheduled outings, and sign up to work the Christmas Bird count and help with Birdathon activities.

Application Submittal:  Submit the application by email to Marianne Davis at

no later than the above stated deadline.  Please include your evidence. 

Questions regarding the application process may be emailed to Marianne Davis at

Contributions:  The College Scholarships are made possible by the generous contributions of SFVAS, and individual donors.  SFVAS is a nonprofit organization.