Scholarships/Fellowships

Bodie McDowell Scholarship

Application deadline (for 2014-15 academic year): March 1, 2014

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For the 2011-12 academic year, a total of $22,000 was awarded to six students from across the country.

To qualify for the 2014-15 scholarships, applicants must be studying outdoor communications fields including print, photography, film, art or broadcasting. The scholarships are open to undergraduate students (entering junior or senior year) and graduate students (including Ph.D. candidates).

Recipients are paid at the commencement of the fall semester. OWAA’s trustees are required by our bylaws to distribute a calculated portion of the Bodie McDowell Fund to college scholarship recipients each year.

Madson Fellowship

Application deadline (for 2014 funding): March 1, 2014

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In 2012, $2,500 was awarded to two OWAA members.

OWAA’s John Madson Fellowship provides funding for members to attend the OWAA annual conference and other educational opportunities, such as the Goldenrod Writing Workshop — opportunities to enhance members’ communication skills.

The fellowship is funded through the John Madson Fellowship Fund, an endowment that thrives primarily through OWAA member contributions and fundraising efforts. Its goal is to enhance professional communication skills for as many members as possible.