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MAEOE Conference Scholarships available!

Each year, MAEOE offers scholarships to help formal and non-traditional educators and students attend our annual conference. We value having widely diverse participation in our conference and are committed to embracing historically underrepresented groups and school districts by providing financial assistance to keep registration fees from being a barrier.

Applications for scholarships is now open! Application deadline is January 22, responses will be given on a rolling basis until all funds are used.

Scholarships are for registration fees only, but may be applied to Thursday and Friday workshops, packages, and the conference (Friday evening events and Saturday sessions and events).

Full and partial scholarships will be awarded. Partial scholarships will be half of the registration fee at the time of receipt of the application; January 6 early bird, until January 20 regular, after January 20 late registration rate. Check here for fees.

Thank you for your interest in scholarships.

I would recommend the conference to educators of all walks of life – I teach social studies and math and my eyes were opened to some of the exciting ways to bring environmental education into my classroom! -Meghan O’Leary

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

  • Selection Process

    All completed applications that are received by the deadline 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.

    Full and partial scholarships will be awarded. If you receive a partial scholarship, your partial fee will be based on the date of receipt of the application and the fee schedule; early bird through Jan 6, regular registration through Jan 20, and late registration after Jan 20.

  • Eligibility
    • Open to students, teachers, and non-formal educators, professionals associated with Maryland based schools or organizations
    • You are asked to volunteer for up to two hours.
    • You must commit to taking a post-conference survey to reflect upon your experience
    • You are expected to take full advantage of this opportunity, networking, sessions, speakers, etc
    • Funds cannot be applied for travel, food, hotel, or future conferences.




  • Criteria

    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 priority areas - Western Maryland, Eastern Shore, Baltimore City
    • First-time attendee
    • Full-time students
    • Environmental and Climate Education professionals


  • Terms and Conditions
    • If selected for a scholarship you must volunteer up to 2 hours of your time at the conference.
    • Scholarship recipients must submit a post-conference survey (due by February 20).
    • Scholarship funds can only be used for the 2024 conference.
    • Awardees must register for the conference prior to arrival.

    (Please wait to register for the conference until you have had confirmation of your scholarship.)

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