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Stone and Holt Weeks Nature Field Trip Scholarship

A scholarship fund has been established that will enable young children to explore, discover and celebrate nature through field trips to the Audubon Naturalist Society's Woodend Sanctuary. The Stone and Holt Weeks Nature Field Trip Scholarship honors two young men, Stone and Holt Weeks, who were tragically killed in a highway trucking crash in 2009.

Stone and Holt were committed to protecting the environment, and The Stone and Holt Weeks Foundation, created in memory of Stone and Holt, hopes to carry this on to honor their lives and spirits.

This Scholarship is what we want -- and more importantly, it is what our dearly beloved and amazing Stone and Holt would want. Their beautiful legacies are creating this generosity. They cared deeply about so many things, this earth and its environment, and others in need.
Jan and Linton Weeks, parents of Stone and Holt

Stone, 7, and Holt, 3, celebrate
Thanksgiving by taking a family walk
at Woodend Sanctuary in 1992.

The Stone and Holt Weeks Nature Field Trip Scholarship covers up to $1,000 of program fees and bus travel expenses to the Woodend Sanctuary.

Application requirements for the scholarship

  • Your students must be in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5.
  • Your school must be a public or charter school located in the District of Columbia.
  • Your school must either be Title I or have at least 50% of the student population on the Free and Reduced-Price Meals Program.

To apply for the scholarship

  1. Fill out this application and send to Serenella Linares, School Programs Manager via email, serenella.linares@anshome.org or fax to 301-951-7179; or mail:
Audubon Naturalist Society
Attn: Stone & Holt Weeks Scholarship
8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815 

Application Deadlines

Fall 2014 Scholarship: Friday, September 26, 2014

Spring 2015 Scholarship: Friday, February 20, 2015

Past Recipients

Beacon House Community Center - Summer 2014
Orr Elementary School - Spring 2014
Cleveland Elementary School - Spring 2013
Harriet Tubman Elementary School - Fall 2012
The Walker Jones Education Campus - Spring 2012


Stone and Holt with their mother Jan Taylor Weeks in June 2009, rescuing a small creature in a sculpture garden from the granite in Houston's summer heat. Stone, 24, and Holt, 20, were at Rice University and The James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. Stone was the researcher for Douglas Brinkley's The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America. Holt was a rising junior at Rice and working on environmental and public policy issues. They were killed one month later.

stoneholtfoundation logoTo learn more about this local foundation, please visit The Stone and Holt Weeks Foundation.
Questions? Contact Serenella Linares, Schools Programs Manager, serenella.linares@anshome.org  or by phone 301-652-9188 x11.


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