The Alachua Audubon Society selectively awards scholarships to college students who serve as AAS Interns for at least one full academic term (Fall and Spring). Prospective interns must apply to the Internship Program within 3-4 weeks prior to each term they are offered. Once selected, full commitment to assigned duties and responsible representation of the AAS mission for at least one academic term earns eligibility for an Intern Scholarship.
Other than a full academic term of service as a College Intern, these awards are based upon the following criteria:
- Discharging assigned duties in a timely fashion,
- Maintaining a mature and professional demeanor when interacting with the public and with AAS Board of Directors and volunteers,
- Encouraging college student engagement in Audubon-sponsored activities,
- Demonstrating a willingness to engage in opportunities and challenges as they arise in the conduct of the AAS mission.
To be considered for a scholarship, an applicant must be a currently or recently matriculated undergraduate college student in good standing academically, who is able to participate in person in AAS activities, and who is currently serving as an AAS College Intern during the term of award. The Board decides which interns receive the scholarship based on each intern’s reliability and effort during the term of award. Board decisions are final.