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OWAA offers scholarships for college students

OWAA offers scholarships for college students

MISSOULA, Mont. – Outdoor Writers Association of America will be accepting applications for its Bodie McDowell scholarship program.  Scholarships are for the 2011-12 academic year. Established in 1966, more than $100,000 in scholarships has been awarded since 2002. Approximately $20,000 in scholarships will be awarded in 2011. Each scholarship includes a one-year student membership with OWAA.

The Bodie McDowell scholarship program is open to undergraduate and graduate-level college students pursuing a degree in an outdoor communications field. 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, containing craft improvement and communication news articles, access to member discounts and job listings, the chance to earn conference registration scholarships and more.

Applications for the 2011 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 406-728-7434or e-mail

The 1,200-member Outdoor Writers Association of America is the oldest and largest association of professional outdoor communicators in the United States. It was organized in 1927 by members of the Izaak Walton League of America and includes professional communicators dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. OWAA’s professionals include writers, photographers, outdoors radio- and television show hosts, book authors, videographers, lecturers and artists. The association is headquartered in Missoula, Mont. Visit for more info.

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