Scholarships

Remembering the Eskimo Curlew Art & Writing Contest

Each year we offer scholarships to our FeatherFest FledglingFest program to area youngsters. Children in grades 1-8 are encouraged to participate in our art contest and each winner along with an accompanying adult is treated to select family nature activities. The artwork from all of the finalists is displayed at FeatherFest Headquarters for festival registrants and the general public to enjoy.

Because we had to cancel FeatherFest this year due to Covid-19, we created an online gallery so that everyone can enjoy the children’s artwork. Our 2020 theme was Remembering the Eskimo Curlew and children were invited to share their ideas about how they will remember the Eskimo Curlew, a migratory bird that once traveled through Galveston Island in great numbers but is now believed to be extinct.

Click here to enter the online gallery and enjoy the amazing creativity of this year’s participants!

Our scholarship program is made possible through the generosity of The John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation.