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Sand Bluff Bird Observatory Inc. Scholarship

Updated: Jan 8

Supporting students pursuing careers related to the mission of Sand Bluff Bird Observatory.

Applicant must:

- Be a graduating high school senior or current college student;

- Currently reside in Boone, Ogle, Winnebago, Stephenson, or Rock County (WI); and

- Intend to pursue a career in environmental or conservation studies.


For the purposes of this scholarship, environmental and conservation studies may be defined as: environmental science, conservation science, ecology, biology, biodiversity, earth science, environmental policy, natural sciences, environmental chemistry, atmospheric science, ornithology, or environmental engineering. 

This scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL). CFNIL's scholarship application opens December 1 and closes February 1 every year. Learn more about CFNIL's scholarship program and application process at

Questions about this scholarship? Contact CFNIL at


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