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OWAA offers scholarships for college students

MISSOULA, Mont. – Outdoor Writers Association of America is now accepting applications for its Bodie McDowell scholarship program. Scholarships are for the 2015-16 academic year. Application deadline is March 2, 2015.

OWAA logoEstablished in 1966, more than $138,000 in scholarships has been awarded since 2002. Approximately $24,000 in scholarships will be awarded in 2015. Each scholarship includes a one-year student membership with OWAA.

The Bodie McDowell scholarship program is open to undergraduate and graduate-level college students from all communications and journalism disciplines and all schools. 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 2015-16 award are available online. For applications, deadlines and additional information about the Bodie McDowell scholarship and other awards available through OWAA, visit For questions/comments or to request information for a student you know, call OWAA at 406-728-7434 or email

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