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Florida Sea Grant is pleased to once again partner with the Florida Outdoor Writers Association to award the 2020 FOWA Scholarship for Outdoor Communicators.

The scholarship is competitive and open to students at Florida colleges and universities, or to any college student whose application is endorsed by a FOWA member or a faculty adviser. Up to three scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded. These scholarships are intended for college-aged students whose career goals are to communicate to the public an appreciation for hunting, fishing and other aspects of the outdoor experience. Preference will be given to journalism and communications majors. Preference will be given to journalism and communications majors.

How to Apply

Applicants are asked to submit a packet consisting of:

  1. An essay of 500 to 750 words that expresses your appreciation for the outdoor experience.
  2. A letter of endorsement/recommendation by the applicant’s faculty adviser or FOWA member.
  3. An up-to-date resumé that demonstrates the applicant’s scholastic merit and extracurricular activities.
  4. (Optional) Supporting materials such as links to published articles, YouTube videos, or websites that applicants would like to include for judges’ consideration.

The application process is online. Applicants should combine their essay and resumé in one PDF document. The combined essay and resumé document should be uploaded to the application site (see link below). Any supporting materials should be combined in a separate PDF document and uploaded to the application site.

A separate web link is provided at the application site for faculty advisers to upload a PDF of their letter of recommendation.

Begin the application process at this link: APPLY HERE


Applications are due at 4:00 pm EDT on Thursday, June 11, 2020. 

Learn more about past recipients of the FOWA Scholarship Program.


Butch Newell, FOWA Executive Director