2019 Schantz Scholar

Apply for the 2019 Schantz Scholarship:

Are you a college student (undergrad or graduate) who is interested in birds, birding or ornithology?  Then you are eligible for a Schantz Scholarship!  Apply to be our 2019 Schantz Scholar.  Recipients are awarded transportation and lodging in Homer, AK and access to the Shorebird Festival.  The Schantz Scholar participates in the Festival by sharing a Presentation, assisting at our Viewing Stations and enjoing all the Festival has to offer!  Applications are accepted in the fall and awarded in January.


2018 Schantz Scholar: Marcel Such


An obsessive birder since the age of six, Marcel Such is passionate in sharing his love and respect for native habitats and the birds that inhabit them. In additional to being an active guide, he also greatly enjoys running ultramarathons (while birding), studying quantitative ecology (mainly focused on birds), and generally getting lost in the mountains (while looking for birds). Marcel will be completing his undergraduate studies in May 2018, graduating with a double major in environmental biology and mathematics from Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado. You can follow his adventures on his blog, cursorialbirder.com