Alex Chapman Wins Scholarship

Congratulations to Alex Chapman for winning this year’s Cameron Bespolka Scholarship to Cornell’s Bird Event in July.

Alex showed an incredible knowledge and understanding of birds and the natural world. We were impressed by his passion to learn and study more and we think Cornell will be able to do just that. 

“For young people it is often one event or one experience that helps them to decide just how important a particular interest is to them in the long term. For me that event was being put in charge of a bird survey in my local park when I was a teenager. I realised that bird study was going to be my lifelong passion. By spending time at Cornell, I am sure these young people will gain a real understanding of whether they are primarily a birder, an ornithologist or a conservationist. It may be the moment they look back on in years to come and say "that's the point at which I worked out exactly where I fit in to all of this.” said  Keith Betton, a Trustee and interviewer.  

This scholarship is awarded yearly to one young UK birder to attend this once in a life-time 4 day event at Cornell Lab of Ornithology in New York which helps those already passionate about ornithology make further educational and career choices.  Thank you so much to Cornell Lab of Ornithology for working with us and Birdwatch Magazine for promoting this opportunity.

Alex Chapman

Scholarship Winner Alex Chapman


 

News Home

BirdGuides Youth Scholarship Scheme / 19.08.19
The Cameron Bespolka Trust is delighted to announce a new collaboration with BirdGuides.com, …
read more


Cameron's Cottage on Radio Solent / 19.07.19
Earlier this week Corinne met up with Jo Palmer from BBC Radio Solent to talk about Cameron's …
read more


Young Birders Walk / 3.07.19
The Trust has teamed up with Woolston Eyes Conservation Group for this month's Bespolka Young …
read more


The New Forest Wildlife Camp 2019 / 19.06.19
Eleven year old Ben Dennis reports on his experiences at the New Forest Wild Life Camp

"On the …
read more


Minstead Trust / 10.06.19
We are delighted to be working with the Minstead Trust who design and build our range of  …
read more