OJEFA Scholarship Information
OJEFA has awarded the Lindsay Sale-Tinney Award to one aspiring young outdoor communicator between the ages of 12 and 25 each year since 2011 and seeks to increase the number of annual scholarships going forward. Recipients will be assisted in attending one of many conferences, workshops, or trade shows under the tutelage of a partnering industry mentor, and will receive reimbursement of up to $1,000 for travel and incidentals related to the event.
Winners will be able to choose from a pre-approved list of events to attend or they may ask for consideration of something aligned with their specific area of interest. Some examples of both may include:
- Outdoor Writer Conferences (POMA, OWAA, AGLOW, TOWA, NYSOWA, SCOPe, and more)
- BASSMASTER Classic
- Kayak Fishing Championship
- National shooting competitions
- Social Media class
- Video Editing class
- Wildlife Photography class
- Becoming An Outdoorswoman weekend seminar
- In-person Hunter Education class
In addition to general information and letters of recommendation, each applicant must submit an original, personal story in one of the following categories using the general guidelines below.
Fishing – Your story must be mostly about the fishing experience but may include content about planning, traveling, flats tires and picnics along the way, memories made, and more.
Hunting – Your story must be mostly about the hunting experience but may include content about planning, traveling, flats tires and picnics along the way, memories made, and more.
Non-consumptive traditional outdoor recreation (camping, hiking, paddling, wildlife watching) – Your story may contain mentions of fishing or hunting but must be mostly about non-consumptive outdoor activities like the aforementioned.
SCWA Camp Experience – This category is limited to those who have attended Camp Woodie and/or Camp Leopold. Your story should include something about the activities and sessions you enjoyed and how the experience made you feel in terms of learning more and about getting outdoors in the future. The winning story in the SCWA Camp Experience category will be published in South Carolina Wildlife Magazine!