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Madson Fellowship

The 2014 fellowship co-recipients have been announced! Information about the application process for the 2015 fellowship application process will be announced in late fall 2014.

Application postmark deadline: TBA.

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 open to OWAA members and non-members.

The fellowship is funded through the John Madson Fellowship Fund, an endowment composed primarily of OWAA member contributions and fundraising efforts. Its goal is to enhance professional communication skills for OWAA members and non-members. Funds are invested and managed by OWAA Endowment trustees.

This is a competitive awards process. The last Madson Fellowship distribution awarded two people with more than $1,000 each to continue their education.


Complete the fellowship application form (downloadable PDF will be available TBA), 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 2015, 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.

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