Scholarships, Adventures, and Coastal Studies

Guest post by Coastal Studies for Girls

Photos courtesy of Coastal Studies for Girls

Summer is winding down and there’s a nip in the air at dawn.  For most of us, the coming of fall means the heading back to school and restarting familiar routines.  Wake up, grab your backpack, go to school, take a test, write an essay, stare at the clock, and wait for the final bell. Repeat Monday through Friday.

Fall approaching may feel like the end of adventure after a summer of fun and freedom.  Or maybe you’ve worked really hard all summer and you are wishing you’d had more time for fun.  But what if you could do something really amazing and unusual for school this year?

Do you have a love for learning and discovery, an adventurous spirit, and a desire to challenge yourself?  If so, you may be a Coastal Studies girl.

Coastal Studies for Girls (CSG) is the country’s first residential science and leadership semester school for 10th grade girls.  Located in Freeport, Maine, students from public, independent and home-schooled backgrounds from all over the U.S. spend a semester at this unique residential program.  CSG features a marine science and leadership curriculum, while also offering classes in the core subjects of English, math, history and foreign language.

CSG has an unexpected opening for their Fall 2011 semester starting August 28 through December 17, 2011.  A full scholarship is available for this life-changing opportunity. Whether exploring the inlets and islands in kayaks, studying the rich natural history of Maine, or researching tide pools, CSG is for the adventure seeking and intellectually curious.

Still not sure if CSG is for you? Here’s what one recent student said about her experience, “Being part of Coastal Studies for Girls allowed me to reflect on who I am, what I value, and what direction I want to take in life. I think in new ways and push my comfort zone to its very limit knowing that it is even ok to make mistakes.  I’ve learned about my own self-reliance and confidence, and it has given me a better sense of community. Living with other girls has shown me the value of respect, leadership, kind speech and other values that are necessary for living together.”

Any 10th grade girl interested in applying must contact Contact Tara Treichel, education director, at 207-865-9700 or tara@coastalstudiesforgirls.org as soon as possible. You could be off on this exciting adventure in just 2 weeks!!  For more application information: click here!

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