Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators Assn.

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The Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators Association and the Outdoor Heritage Education Center are proud to once again offer a scholarship to a graduate or undergraduate student interested in outdoor recreational communication.  Our first scholarship was awarded in 2016 to Marquette graduate student Theresa Soley. The 2017 scholarship went to Shay Spatz the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.  We are continuing the program in 2018. 


Our goal is to encourage and support student interest in communicating information about outdoor recreational activities through print, radio social media and television.  Applications, due January 17, 2018, will consist of a student cover letter outlining their interest in outdoor recreation communication; an original article, radio or TV presentation; and recommendation of a professor or advisor.  Applications may be submitted by U.S. mail or electronically and will be judged by a panel of three WOCA members.   


Besides $1,500 in support, winning applicants will have an opportunity to attend the annual 2018 WOCA conference and to interact with working outdoor writers and news media.   

Please contact me if you have any questions or comments:  laurel.steffes@gmail.com or (608)222-9738. 


Laurel Steffes, WOCA Secretary/Treasurer; Scholarship Committee

For more information about the 2017 scholarship and how to submit an application please click here to download a pdf file.