The Outdoor Writers Association of America is now accepting applications for its Bodie McDowell Scholarship Program.

Established in 1966, more than $100,000 in scholarships has been awarded since 2002. Approximately $22,000 in scholarships will be awarded in 2013. 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; access to member discounts and job listings; the chance to earn conference registration scholarships; and more.


Applications for the 2013 award are available online. For applications, deadlines and additional information about the Bodie McDowell Scholarship and other awards available through OWAA, click here. For questions/comments or to request information for a student you know, call OWAA at 406-728-7434 or email [email protected].

The application deadline is March 1.