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Bodie McDowell Scholarship

Application deadline (for 2015-16 academic year): TBA

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For the 2014-15 academic year, a total of $19,600 was awarded to four students from across the country. To qualify for the 2015-16 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 2015 funding): TBA

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In 2014, more than $2,400 was awarded to two outdoor communicators. OWAA’s John Madson Fellowship provides funding for members and non-members to attend the OWAA annual conference and other educational opportunities — 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 outdoor communicators as possible.

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