Just before Christmas I spent an evening with the folks at the Outdoor Writer’s Association of America and really, really enjoyed the conversation. This is a group that has helped and promoted outdoor writers since before the time I decided to be a journalist with a focus on the outdoor sports. I thought any of you with similar asperations might take advantage of a great offer from this group and apply for one of their scholarships. This would be a good group to be part of and would certainly provide a place where you could get direct questions answered from people who work in the field. Here’s the dirt.
MISSOULA, Mont. – Outdoor Writers Association of America is now accepting applications for its Bodie McDowell scholarship program. Scholarships are for the 2012-13 academic year.
Established in 1966, more than $100,000 in scholarships has been awarded since 2002. Approximately $22,000 in scholarships will be awarded in 2013. Each scholarship includes a one-year student membership with OWAA.
The Bodie McDowell scholarship program is open to undergraduate and graduate-level college students pursuing a degree in an outdoor communications field. Undergraduate applicants must be entering their junior or senior years of study; graduate student applicants must have at least one remaining year of study.
Benefits of OWAA Student membership include a one-year subscription to OWAA’s magazine, Outdoors Unlimited, access to member discounts and job listings, plus the chance to earn conference registration scholarships and more.
Applications for the 2013 award are available online. For applications, deadlines and additional information about the Bodie McDowell scholarship and other awards available through OWAA, visit OWAA. For questions/comments or to request information for a student you know, call OWAA at 406-728-7434 or email email@example.com. Application deadline is March 1, 2013.
OWAA is The Voice of the Outdoors®. The Outdoor Writers Association of America is the oldest and largest association of professional outdoor communicators in the United States. It was organized in 1927 by members of the Izaak Walton League of America and includes professional communicators dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. OWAA’s professionals include writers, photographers, outdoors radio- and television-show hosts, book authors, videographers, lecturers and artists. The association is headquartered in Missoula, Mont. For more information, contact Robin Giner, executive director, Outdoor Writers Association of America, 615 Oak St., Ste. 201, Missoula, Mont. 59801; 406-728-7434.