Conference Scholarships

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The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) has established a Conference Scholarship program to assist high school and college students, classroom teachers, and beginning (1-2 years experience) outdoor center educators attend the annual conference. Annual scholarship funds are derived from the previous year’s conference Silent Auction. As such, the amount of funds varies each year.

The scholarship covers the cost of conference registration fees only. Transportation and accommodations are not included.

Selection Process

All completed applications that are received by the deadline, December 21st, will be reviewed by the MAEOE Scholarship Selection Panel. Your privacy is of the utmost concern. All information included in the application will be kept private and confidential. Selection will take place the following week with notifications sent out on or before January 6th.


  • Open only to students, teachers, and non-formal educators associated with Maryland based schools or organizations
  • You must agree to become a member of MAEOE to take advantage of the scholarship
  • This must be the first MAEOE conference you have ever attended
  • You must commit to writing a post-conference summary of your experience
  • You are expected to take full advantage of this opportunity
  • Funds cannot be applied for future conferences


Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • demonstrated financial need
  • commitment to environmental/outdoor education
  • demonstrated an interest in MAEOE outside the scholarship application
  • well thought out professional development plan
  • overall presentation of materials

Bonus Points Awarded for:

  • teachers that come as a team from their school – up to 3 teachers may apply from one school.
  • outdoor center educators working at a Certified Maryland Green Center.
  • applications from one of MAEOE’s geographic areas of concern – Western Maryland, Eastern Shore 

The 2017 Scholarship is now open. Deadline is December 21st.

Click here to apply!