Bodie McDowell Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$4,900

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 1

Sunday
Awarded By:

Outdoor Writers Association of America, Inc.

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, four awards were offered.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be a current college junior, senior or graduate student.
  4. Must be working toward a career in outdoor writing, radio and television, wildlife photography, art, lecturing or video and film making. Ideal candidates are talented communicators with outdoor interests who want to become professionals in the outdoor communications field.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: U.S. junior or senior undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for this award. Ideal candidates are talented communicators with outdoor interests who want to become professionals in the outdoor communications field.

Application requirements for the Bodie McDowell Scholarship are:

  • Recommendation letter(s)
  • Official Transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Work samples
Additional Information: There is no limit to the number of candidates that can apply from one college or university. Scholarship awardees receive a complimentary one-year student membership in OWAA

Award Amount: $1,000 to $5,000 annually. Last year, the total scholarship amount awarded was $19,600.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $4,900.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please check back in December 2019 for information about the 2020 scholarship Applications are available online from the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA), Inc. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit a recommendation from a participating faculty advisor; grade transcript; examples of outdoor communication work; a one- to two-page statement that details his/her career goals; and optional letters of recommendation from outdoor communicators or employers familiar with his/her work. Each candidate should have a career goal in outdoor communications, demonstrated by submission to OWAA of printed, film or taped material, job history, course orientation or other evidence of good faith. Outdoor communication broadly includes print, film and tape media, as well as outdoor art. Each applicant must send only one submission, but since there are five judges, the submission must be simple, easily duplicated, or photocopied. Applications and supporting materials must be postmarked or emailed by the deadline date.
Contact: Drew Easton
Address: 615 Oak St. Suite 201 Missoula, Montana 59801

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