The Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch (NPH) is awarding two $500 scholarships for local high school students.
Applicants will be required to attend a minimum of eight hours of observation at this year's hawk count at the Beamer Memorial Conservation Area in Grimsby. Students are asked to submit a 500-word essay on aspects of hawk migration that the student observed or learned at the hawk count. Alternatively, students may submit a project related to hawk migration instead of an essay. The essay or project must be submitted by June 1.
The NPH is entering its 43rd year of counting the spring migration of hawks, eagles, vultures and ospreys at the Beamer Memorial Conservation Area from March 1 to May 15.
Counters are on station from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day.
Students interested in applying for the scholarship should contact Bruce Mackenzie, director of special projects for Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-973-4869.