Scholarships Available for “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” Weekend
CONCORD, N.H. — Several scholarships are available for women to attend the New Hampshire Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (B.O.W.) workshop this September. The workshop, sponsored jointly by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation, provides a chance for women to learn outdoor skills in a fun, relaxed noncompetitive setting.
Scholarships are donated by generous individuals and organizations, such as the Elkins Fish and Game Club. Scholarships, valued at $270 each, are only available women age 18 or older, and preference is given to first-time participants who are working single parents, students or members of fixed/low income households.
The deadline for applying for B.O.W. scholarships is June 27, 2008. To apply for a scholarship, download a print-and-mail application (and a regular B.O.W. application form) at www.nhbow.com, or call (603) 271-3212 to request the forms. A $25 application fee is required along with the scholarship application. If you are not accepted for the scholarship, this fee will be returned. Please attach your scholarship application to your registration form.
Those selected for scholarships will be notified by mid-July.
This year there is a special scholarship for a mother and daughter (age 18 or older) from a single-parent household. “This double scholarship was donated by someone who grew up in a single-parent household herself and who wanted to give another single-parent household what she thought would be a wonderful opportunity,” said Sharon Guaraldi, a N.H. Fish and Game Commissioner who co-chairs the B.O.W. scholarship committee.
If applying for the mother-daughter/single-parent household scholarship, please be sure to check the box on the scholarship application to be considered for it. The mother and the daughter must fill out separate applications, and each must submit the required $25 fee. List the names of both mother and daughter on each application.
This year’s fall B.O.W. workshop will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 5, 6, and 7, 2008, at Rockywold/Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake in Holderness. Participants must be at least 18 years old. The B.O.W. weekend includes more than 30 course offerings, including archery, fly-fishing, hiking, canoeing, handling firearms, outdoor survival, kayaking, campfire cooking and more.
For more information on New Hampshire’s Becoming and Outdoors-Woman program, visit www.nhbow.com.