Application postmark deadline: March 1, 2014.
OWAA’s John Madson Fellowship provides funding to attend educational opportunities, including the OWAA annual conference. Educational programs do not have to be OWAA-organized programs.
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.
The fellowship can be used to reimburse tuition/registration and room and board costs, as well as qualifying travel or miscellaneous expenses.
Funds are invested and managed by endowment trustees. Distributions from the John Madson Fellowship Fund is per guidelines published in OWAA’s bylaws, 13.7.
Members must apply and compete for funding. Active or associate members are eligible. The last Madson Fellowship distribution awarded two OWAA members — with more than $1,000 each to continue their education.
Complete the fellowship application form, attach a cover letter explaining your need and proposal for continuing education, an itemized budget of miscellaneous expenses, and include a sample of your work (published article or photos, tape of broadcast program, etc.).
This application package must be produced in triplicate, so each member of the three-person judging committee can receive a copy. Send all copies to OWAA headquarters no later than the postmark deadline of March 1, 2014.
By mid-April 2014
, the judging committee will select and announce recipients, and confirm funding amounts.
After attending the OWAA annual conference or other educational programs, fellowship recipients will submit receipts for reimbursement. Miscellaneous expenses must be itemized.
This program is designed to honor the legacy of John Madson, one of OWAA’s most talented, respected and honored legends.Download application form