Tom Schantz Kayaking in Prince William Sound

Tom Schantz, twin brother of Tim, served as the guide and host for our recipients to the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival.  After his loss in 2014 the Foundation struggled to determine how to coordinate these trips without him.  We are pleased to announce that effective 2017 we entered into a partnership with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies in Homer, Alaska and have resumed awarding trips.  Please click the Application link above or see the Application Page for more information.cacs-logo

Hannah Clipp 2020 recipient

We are pleased to report that we were able to resume sending young birders to the Kachemak Bay Shorebird festival to continue encouraging the passionate study of birds and birdlife. We look forward to doing so again in 2024 will be sending another young birder to Homer Alaska for this world-class birding experience. We are happy to announce that the application process for the 2024 festival is now open. In addition to presenting a topic to the festival attendees, the recipient will be able to enjoy the rest of the Shorebird Festival activities in Homer we be able to do some additional birding in Alaska. For more information on our most recent recipients as well as other past recipients, please visit our Recipients Page.