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2013 Bodie McDowell Scholarship recipients announced

OWAA logoMISSOULA, Mont. – The Outdoor Writers Association of America awarded six scholarships for the 2013-14 school year to undergraduate and graduate students studying outdoor communications. Congratulations to 2013 Bodie McDowell Scholarship winners!

Successful graduate applicants are Judy Benson, University of Connecticut ($4,200); Erik Neumann, UC Berkeley ($3,900); and Leo Maxam, UC Berkeley ($3,000).

Undergraduate students receiving scholarships include: Josh Honeycutt, Western Kentucky University ($4,300); Cash Lambert, Palm Beach Atlantic University ($3,900); and Jonna Yost, Gonzaga University ($2,800).

OWAA’s Education Committee, chaired by Larry Larsen, reviewed scholarship applications, scored them based upon pre-determined criteria and selected the winners. Headquarters staff solicited applications through letters and emails sent to deans and department chairs of journalism and English and other relevant college departments. Thanks to the following members for judging this year’s applications: Phil Bloom, John Hairr, Colleen Miniuk-Sperry, Gary Moore, Paul Queneau and David Sartwell.

Recipients are paid at the commencement of the fall semester, and also receive a one-year student membership in Outdoor Writers Association of America. OWAA’s Endowment Trustees manage the Bodie McDowell Scholarship Fund and distribute funds to college scholarship recipients each year in accordance with OWAA bylaws. For more information and to learn about how to apply, visit

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