- Published on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 14:17
- Written by Super User
Women interested in learning outdoors skills through hands-on experiences may be eligible for scholarships through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program.
Scholarships cover up to 80 percent of registration fees, which range from $10 to $225, depending on the duration and nature of the workshop. Funding assistance is provided through the Mel Porter Scholarship Fund, which is supported by contributions from previous BOW participants. The deadline for scholarship applications is two weeks prior to respective workshop dates. Preference is given to first-time participants who are full-time students, single parents of young children, and members of low-income households. Eligibility is determined by scholarship application and workshop registration.
BOW is an international program for women, 18 and older, conducted in North Carolina through the Wildlife Commission. Upcoming BOW workshops for which scholarship money is available include: Fly-Fishing Basics, March 22, at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, Fayetteville; Fly-Fishing Weekend, April 4-6, at the Davidson River Campground, Brevard; and, Becoming an Outdoors-WomanWeekend, April 11-13, at the Eastern 4-H Center, Columbia.
“Scholarships have helped women take part in rewarding, confidence-building experiences they otherwise couldn’t afford,”said BB Gillen, state BOW coordinator. “These are partial scholarships only, based on need. Recipients are asked to pay the remainder of the registration fee.”