There's BIG news for two of Chincoteague Bay Field Station's Member Universities who have been recognized as best value colleges for Bachelor's in Oceanography degrees. This year College Values Online identified Kutztown University and Millersville University as #1 and #2 respectively in the best bang-for-the-buck. The study considered tuition, financial aid, and other program information. Both write ups for KU and MU cited the field-intensive experiences at Chincoteague Bay Field Station that leave students "well-prepared for entry-level careers in oceanography and marine science as well as for graduate study."
Chincoteague Bay Field Station has a new partner that is making an impact right here on the Eastern Shore in a BIG way. Yesterday Sam Sellard and Ken Schultz visited CBFS on behalf of the Eastern Shore of Virginia's Anglers Club to present a check of $3,000 to support our Kids to Camp Scholarships in the summer of 2017. This scholarship fund helps to offset the costs of summer camp for families who otherwise wouldn't be able to send their children for such an experience.
Summer camps at CBFS are more than your traditional camp experience - our students are immersed in formative field experiences where they get their feet wet, hands muddy, and minds engaged in marine science. They're educational, inspirational, and empowering experiences that often times encourage students to pursue higher education and careers in the sciences.
Going forward, the Anglers Club will use proceeds from its annual Onancock Bay Challenge fishing tournament, held in September, to fund these scholarships, and CBFS will administer the program and select recipients from Accomack and Northampton Counties. Check out these links for more information about summer camps and our Kids to Camp Scholarship.
Learn more about the great work that the Anglers Club does by visiting their website and following them on Facebook.
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