2016 Bodie McDowell Scholarship For International Students to study in USA

2016 Bodie McDowell Scholarship For International Students to study in USA

Outdoor Writers Association of America Inc. (OWAA) sponsors a Bodie McDowell Scholarship program for tomorrow’s communicators.

‣ OWAA is interested in rewarding outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who are working toward careers in outdoor writing, radio and television, wildlife photography, art, lecturing or video and film making.

‣ Ideal candidates are talented communicators with outdoor interests who want to become professionals in the outdoor communications field.

‣ Judges look for applicants with talent, promise and firsthand outdoor knowledge. Applications are rated on clarity, organization and originality.

‣ Grade-point average is also considered. Many past scholarship winners have become well-known professionals, including the first recipient who became an OWAA president.

‣ Scholarship awardees receive a complimentary one-year student membership in OWAA.

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Level: Undergraduate (entering junior or senior year) or Graduate Students.

Field(s):  OWAA is interested in rewarding outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who are working toward careers in outdoor communications fields including print, photography, film, art, video and film making.

Deadline: April 1, 2016


‣ The Bodie McDowell Scholarship is open to qualified undergraduate (junior and senior) or graduate students.

‣ The scholarship program is open to all college students, undergraduate and graduate, from all disciplines and all schools.

‣ Bodie McDowell Scholarships are awarded in both graduate and undergraduate categories.

‣ There is no limit to the number of candidates that can apply from one college or university.

‣ Each candidate should have a career goal in outdoor communications, demonstrated by submission to OWAA of printed, film or taped material, job history, course orientation or other evidence of good faith.

‣ Outdoor communication broadly includes print, film and tape media, as well as outdoor art.

Selection Criteria:

‣ Career goals in outdoor communications, examples of work and letters of recommendation.

‣ Academic achievement is considered but is not among the top three selection criteria.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applicants should apply by post.

OWAA application form

 The application must include:

a) OWAA application form properly completed.

b) Recommendation from a participating faculty advisor

c) Grade transcript.

d) Examples of outdoor communication work. Important:

e) A one- to two-page statement by the nominee that details career goals.

f) Optional letters of recommendation from outdoor communicators or employers familiar with applicant’s

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 1 April 2016

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about Bodie McDowell Scholarship


  1. Eshetu Azanaw

    February 29, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    Hi dear,my name is Eshetu Azanaw from Ethiopia.I have BA degree in journalism and communication at Bahir Dar university ,Ethiopia.please contact me on eshetuazanaw@yahoo.com or +251918042073


    February 29, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    hi dear/sir/medam my name is Soresa Biqila from Ethiopia I have bsc degree in department of Earth and planitery science /geology from Addis Ababa University,Ethiopia so,now I went continue my masters by related fields please contact me by this address +251923052828/ +251941495401

  3. asmare nigussie

    March 28, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    hello,i m Asmare Nigussie ,5th year civil engineering from jimma,Ethiopia,i am happy to have this golden opportunity,please help me,contact me at,+251926707029

  4. Haben Estifanos

    May 18, 2016 at 6:54 AM

    my name is Haben Estifanos. i have diploma in tourism and hotel management. i’m staying in Ethiopia as a refugee so if i get the chance i would like to join this scholarship. you can contact me temesgen1amlakey@gmail.com or 00251960076163

  5. brhane solomom feshation

    May 29, 2016 at 9:29 AM

    my name is Brhane solomon,i have BA degree in nursing(BSN) from recognized universty,i’m staying in Ethiopia as refugee,so if i get the chance i would like to join this scholarship, you can contact me e.mail brhane_solo94@yahoo.com

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