Marine News from the Great Lakes

Calling All Future Boating Journalists

Published: Monday, November 5, 2018
By: Capt. Robert Beringer

The BWI Scholarship Fund was created to honor undergraduate college students — from any major — who demonstrate a passion for the field of boating media and have a clear career goal to pursue this field.

“We are excited about this program and what it can mean to the future of boating journalism,” said Alan Jones, BWI President and Executive Editor of Boating World magazine. “Our industry needs effective communicators who can share their passion for boats and the boating lifestyle. This is a first step in what we believe will be a growing effort to bring new people and fresh ideas to our business.”

Applications may be downloaded at and will be accepted through November 30, 2018.

If you know a deserving college student who would like to pursue a career in boating journalism, photography, video, broadcasting, film, or art, please encourage them to apply. Judges will look for applicants with talent, promise, and firsthand knowledge of the boating life.

To be considered, applications must be completed in full and delivered to 108 Ninth Street, Wilmette, IL 60091 by the deadline. Digital submissions may be emailed to [email protected].

The scholarship will be awarded at the annual BWI meeting at the Miami International Boat Show in February 2019.

This article first appeared in the Year End Issue (Nov/Dec) 2018 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.

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